Caterer CH&CO has been awarded the catering and hospitality contract for the Harrogate Convention Centre in North Yorkshire.
The deal is worth £10 million in turnover over the duration of the contract.
CH&CO is responsible for the entire food and drink offer across the diverse site, including event hospitality for conferences through to galas and parties, four grab-and-go style retail outlets across the exhibition halls, four bars (three in The Royal Hall and one in the auditorium), and a fleet of interlocking and interchangeable mobile units to extend the overall scalability of the operation and provide additional food and drink support when needed.
Recognising the large visitor numbers, the partnership has invested in redesigning the food and drink spaces to maximise customer flow, reduce queue times and boost sales.
The partnership will see the launch of new brand Matcham's, which is unique to Harrogate Convention Centre's cafés and bars and celebrates the site's history.
For the first time, Harrogate Convention Centre plans to extend its food and drink offer to Harrogate's residents and visitors. The café in the King's Suite will be redesigned to feature an efficient internal and external-facing counter that will serve high-quality Barista coffee, hot and cold drinks and a variety of fresh food and snack items to visitors within the centre and the public in a street-facing café.