Sodexo awarded National Trust for Scotland contract
February 09, 2016
Sodexo has won a new contract to deliver event catering and hospitality at two key National Trust for Scotland venues in the west of Scotland.
The partnership brings Pollok House, one of Scotland’s grandest Edwardian country homes, and Ayrshire’s majestic Culzean Castle to the Sodexo Prestige Venues & Events portfolio of heritage venues.
In addition, Sodexo will design bespoke banqueting packages in line with each venue’s target markets, in particular appealing to key local audiences and UK-based destination management companies. The team will also provide extensive sales and marketing support, as well as event management for weddings, corporate bookings and private gatherings.
Sodexo Prestige Venues & Events delivers first-class sales and marketing expertise to help its clients sell their bespoke banqueting packages. It also manages a growing collection of heritage venues across Scotland, including Dundas Castle, Blair Castle and the National Museum of Scotland.
Sandy Robson, Account Director at Sodexo Prestige Venues & Events, said: “This is a very exciting opportunity for us, we have built up a strong reputation with heritage properties in Scotland over the years and this new partnership will enable us to expand our presence in the west coast.
“Both venues offer unique and versatile spaces for a range of events, from corporate meetings or fun-days to private dinners and weddings. We look forward to building a long term relationship with the National Trust for Scotland and helping them create a memorable experience for guests."
Pietro Cecchini, Head of Travel Trade & Hospitality at the National Trust for Scotland, said: “It’s fantastic to be entering into partnership with award-winning Sodexo Prestige Venues & Events at two of our flagship venues - Pollok House in Glasgow and Culzean Castle in Ayrshire.
“Commercial partnerships such as these are essential to our charity’s income generation. They enable us to fulfill our core conservation objectives by introducing our unique venues to new audiences.”