Amadeus wins contract at gallery

09 March 2017 Ellie Rance

Amadeus has secured a £5m contract at independent Warwickshire art gallery Compton Verney to run their retail catering and event hospitality services.

The five-year contract will see Amadeus provide catering services for the gallery’s wedding and corporate event functions, as well as its onsite restaurant which will be relaunched under the new branded concept ‘Compton Kitchen’. The restaurant will officially open to the public on 18th March.

The caterer, which has over 40 years’ experience operating as part of the NEC Group, is rapidly expanding its external catering business under an ambitious growth strategy led by Managing Director Kevin Watson.

He said: “The Compton Verney contract is a fantastic addition to the growing portfolio of venues we cater for. With extensive experience of retail, conference and banqueting catering, servicing over 4million visitors per year across the NEC Group venues, Amadeus met the venue’s requirements for a first class catering service.”

Amadeus Sales Director, Chris Reynolds – who was responsible for leading the pitch – said:

“We are known for our bespoke approach that aims to become ‘one team with the client’ and enjoy a fantastic relationship with the Compton Verney team. In particular, they share our commitment to sustainable sourcing and procurement, which looks to support the local economy.

“As a company, we place the customer at the heart of everything we do and are particularly excited to bring the ‘Compton Kitchen’ concept to life to deliver greater choice and quality to visitors.”

Rachel Davies, Deputy Director of Compton Verney, said:

“Compton Verney is excited to be working with Amadeus, a caterer with a reputation for excellence who shares our aim of giving all of our customers the best possible experience.  A locally based caterer, like us Amadeus operates to the highest national standards in everything it does.”

Over the last five years, Amadeus has seen phenomenal growth in its external venue and events catering business.  Last year saw Amadeus win a record amount of tenders in its 40-year history securing new business contracts totalling over £30m.

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Award-winning art gallery Compton Verney