A NEW ERA FOR EVENT CATERER, MOVING VENUE
Mon 19 Jun 2017
After 33 years, 2017 will mark the dawn of a fresh rebrand for Smart’s venue catering specialist – Moving Venue. The rebrand brings a fresh logo for the iconic London venue caterers, featuring coordinates corresponding to the company base in Deptford.
A new management structure, coupled with fresh talent, coincides with the announcement of Tom Goodwin as the new Group Managing Director of Catering. Tom is no stranger to the industry, having experience as both a chef and restaurant owner as well as being the creator of Stones Events, the luxury party planning caterer which will join the Smart catering division in 2018.
Upon joining the team in January 2017 as a consultant, Tom, observed “a passionate, dynamic and highly skilled team within this highly respected and trusted caterer. I have always looked up to Moving Venue, especially in the early days of my career, so to be working with this brand and to be instrumental in its next steps has been a challenge I simply couldn’t say no to”.
Alongside recently promoted Sales and Marketing Director Chloe Martin, the two are remodelling the catering division to incorporate the style and creativity they share.
In conjunction with the rebrand they have made some exciting additions to the team, including Ben Paris, who joins as Head of Sales previously at Dish, and Jay Decker, Group Head of Bars, formerly from Sushi Samba and The Ivy. These new hires further demonstrate the company’s willingness to invest in the right team and bring in talent from across the hospitality industry.
Founder and former Managing Director, Richard Beggs, has now become Chairman and comments “Much of Moving Venue’s success is due to consistently having a team that has been crafted from the best talent in the London catering market. As Chairman I take great care of some of our wonderful clients and venues. I am delighted that it is just as exciting in 2017 as 33 years ago when I began, as perhaps the most dynamic leadership and management team has been assembled to hold the reigns of Moving Venue.”
WHICH OFFICE CHRISTMAS STEREOTYPE ARE YOU?
Wed 12 Jul 2017
Another Christmas is on the horizon and so too the annual office Christmas party. Ever wonder how you're viewed by your colleagues? Fear not as our quiz will truly determine what stereotype you fill.
RUGBY CAPTAINS DINNER 2017
Wed 12 Jul 2017
On Thursday 12th October 2017, Landing Forty Two will play host to the Rugby Captains Dinner, welcoming Home nation heroes and tour winning captains in aid of Willow Foundation.
FREEMASONS’ HALL CHRISTMAS SHOWCASE
Mon 03 Jul 2017
On Thursday 29th June 2017, Freemasons’ Hall opened its doors to the Smart Christmas Parties showcase, marking the launch of two new exclusive Christmas party experiences, The Grand Temple and The Gatsby Club.