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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.”

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