Scottish catering, events and venues operator celebrates business growth

Independent Scottish Catering, Events and Venue Operators, Hickorycelebrates the continued growth of its business after securing a prestigious contract with the National Museum of Scotland in Edinburgh.

Hickory, headquartered in Edinburgh, has signed a partnership with the National Museum of Scotland to offer a range of food and drink experiences to private guests at the historic venue. These include hosting private events for 25 to 1,500 guests, from intimate wedding ceremonies to gala dinners and red carpet awards ceremonies, in its spaces including the Grand Gallery, the roofs and the Bute room.

Image provided with the press release by Beeline PR

Elaine Elder, Director of Sales and Marketing at National Museums Scotland Enterprises, said: “We are delighted to welcome Hickory to our catering panel here at the National Museum of Scotland. When we partner with our vendors, we build strong relationships based on trust and belief in their high quality and ability to deliver five-star events for our global audience. The Hickory team is a pleasure to work with and as a dynamic and progressive company, we know our customers are in good hands. We look forward to producing exceptional events and memorable occasions together.

Stephanie Stubbs, Managing Director of Hickory, said: “We are delighted to partner with the National Museum of Scotland, an iconic city center venue that plays a vital role in the culture of Scotland’s capital. We share a passion for creativity and collaboration and are thrilled to have guests enjoy our culinary experiences in the incredible spaces of the National Museums.

As well as adding the iconic National Museum of Scotland in the heart of Scotland’s capital to its expanding list of clients, Hickory recently also won a new contract to operate hospitality at the Trust Golf Women’s Scottish Open and to work with Fringe by the Sea Festival. for a second consecutive year.

The new venture builds on Hickory’s continued success in serving some of the nation’s most prominent festivals, as well as major sporting and other events and venues. Hickory has become renowned for its style, expertise, reliability and accountability, ensuring the success of event owners, organizers and high-end brands.

Hickory will work with the prestigious Women’s Trust Golf Scottish Open will take place on the scenic Dundonald Links course from July 28-31. The tournament is an integral part of the golf calendar, being part of both the Ladies European Tour and the LPGA. It attracts top female golfers and fans from around the world.

This is the second year that Hickory will run all bars in the popular Sea side Festival which takes place in North Berwick from August 5th to 14th. Its eclectic music-to-comedy lineup this year includes big names such as the Happy Mondays, the Royal Scottish National Orchestra and British judge Esme Young.

Hickory is committed to investing in its loyal workforce through its in-house training program that encourages people to have long-term futures in the hospitality industry. It also works towards ISO9001.

It has also won several awards over the years. After winning Food and Drink Company of the Year at the Insider’s Made in Scotland Awards, Hickory was named a finalist in the Best Scottish Business (Independent Business) category at the Scotland Food and Drink Excellence Awards this year.

Stephanie Stubbs added, “Our business continues to grow and our outlook for the future is bright. We are also very pleased to have been nominated by the prestigious Trust Golf Women’s Scottish Open and to be working with Fringe by the Sea Festival for the second consecutive year, building on the successful working relationship we have created.

“We are committed to further developing Hickory and have other new appointments in the works. Our service is recognized as being irreproachable and we must thank our loyal teams.

Rory Steel, Director of Fringe by the Sea, said: “We had no hesitation in appointing Hickory to work with us again this year to deliver another great festival. Hickory has become an integral part of our success, keeping our customers satisfied with excellent service and a high quality beverage supply.

Hickory will continue to expand its festival-style offering by supporting large-scale events, including providing innovative seasonal catering and styling for the Borders Book Festival, bars for the Scottish Open Golf Tournament at the Renaissance Club and the Royal Highland Show. . It also hosts events at an extensive and eclectic portfolio of venues across Scotland, including Assembly Halls, Dovecot Studios, Newhall Estate, Neidpath Castle and the Royal College of Physicians Edinburgh. It operates exclusively the new Cairns Farm Estate in the Pentland Hills and Eskmills Venue on the outskirts of Edinburgh. Hickory is on track to nearly double its turnover to £4.5m this year.

With a focus on sustainability, Hickory’s mission is to deliver Scotland’s best events and hospitality experiences. This is achieved by sourcing the best quality ingredients that are locally sourced by their professional culinary team and delivering the best quality seasonal foods.

About Octavia A. Dorr

Check Also

2nd Annual Yule Ball at Venue CU

Champaign, IL (WCIA) Three wonderful holiday event opportunities await you in November!*November 18, Friday evening …