Also visit: mashmedia.net | c-mw.net | exhibitionnews.co.uk | exhibitionworld.co.uk
Search

Sodexo helps find alternatives after HMS Belfast walkway collapse

Share
article:
Share on LinkedIn Email Print View
HMS Belfast’s caterer Sodexo Prestige says it will help organisers find a suitable alternative venue for any events booked on the warship following the news its access route collapsed yesterday (29 November).

Around lunchtime, the London visitor attraction and event space’s pedestrian walkway from the embankment onto the warship collapsed into the River Thames, injuring two people.

Sodexo Prestige had an evening reception booked last night on the ship and had to make other arrangements. “Last night we managed to move the reception which was to take place on the boat to so that it could go ahead as planned,” a Prestige London spokesperson told CN.

“We will be in contact with clients that have events booked on HMS Belfast to try and find a suitable alternative venue,” they added.

The London Fire Brigade, who were planning a training exercise on the ship, instead helped 170 stranded visitors and staff to the shore via speed boats.

HMS Belfast director Phil Reed told the BBC that one of the three sections of the walkway had "sheared" away from the rest of it: “The two contractors on the brow got the warning as things began to rattle and they ran off and sustained only minor injuries."

The Health and Safety Executive will now investigate what had caused the walkway to collapse. Reed told the BBC he feared the attraction would miss out on thousands of pounds of revenue while it remained closed.

Any conference-related news? Email sarah@mashmedia.net

30 Nov 11

Exclusive: Job losses at De Vere Venues as Sunningdale office closes
Conference News has exclusively learnt that De Vere Venues is to close its Sunningdale office with staff either being made redundant or transferring to Principal... ...read more
Busiest month on record for ConferencesGroup
Venue finding agency ConferencesGroup, the umbrella brand for Conferences-UK.org.uk, ConferenceVenues.com and Corporate Desk, has reported its busiest month on record in... ...read more
The Event Hire Company gets on board as LCS supplier
Venue consortium London City Selection (LCS), which includes The Barbican, St Paul’s Cathedral and HMS President 1918, has revealed The Event Hire Company as its... ...read more
Three new recruits for Ampersand Events
Caterer and event organiser Ampersand Events has appointed three new senior employees as part of its plans to grow the business further in... ...read more
RCP to offer exhibition tours as added extra for delegates
The Royal College of Physicians (RCP) is opening its ‘Anatomy of a building’ exhibition as an added extra for event organisers to include in their event... ...read more

News Archive
Partners & Associations
I.C.C.A
Conference Centres of Excellence
Meetings Industry Association
VENUEmasters
International Confex
Conference and Meetings World
Conference News - Online
Conference News Supplement - Online
Mash Media
Home | News | Features | Blogs | Events Diary | Recruitment | Directory | Subscribe | Print Magazines | Contact Us
© 2008 - 2014 Mash Media Group