Historic Royal Palaces announces new supplier list
Independent charity Historic Royal Palaces last night (31 March) hosted an intimate drinks reception at Banqueting House to welcome its new palace suppliers and congratulate those that have retained their position. As part of the evening, suppliers were given a preview of the newly renovated Banqueting House, which re-opens to the public and for events today.
The new supplier lists at the Tower of London, Hampton Court Palace, Banqueting House and Kensington Palace are in place until 2018 and include both new and existing suppliers.
Cross-palace suppliers include caterers Blue Strawberry, By Word of Mouth and Rhubarb, florists Lavender Green flowers and Simon J Lycett, production agency White Light, as well as entertainment suppliers Prelude Entertainment and Sternberg Clarke.
New suppliers at the Tower of London include Fisher Productions and Velvet Entertainment; Rocket Ltd and Sunbrellas at Kensington Palace; Jackson Gilmour and Urban Caprice at Banqueting House; and Raj Tents and Light Motif at Hampton Court Palace.
Existing suppliers that have retained their position on the palace lists include Ampersand, Event Concept, Food by Dish, Hayford & Rhodes, Pinstripes and Peonies, Wise Productions and Zafferano.
Liz Young, Head of Events at Historic Royal Palaces, says: “We had a fantastic evening at Banqueting House to celebrate our new and existing suppliers, some of which will work across each of the palaces while others will be exclusive to particular palaces. Our rigorous tender process ensures only the best suppliers who are well versed in working with our heritage sites make the list.
“We are committed to providing a range of versatile suppliers to clients who can offer innovative and exciting options for events at the palaces and who play their part in shaping events and the history of the palaces. We are looking forward to working with our new and existing suppliers to continue to host the most spectacular events at these palaces.”
Suppliers for yesterday’s event at Banqueting House included: Food by Dish, Lavender Green, White Light, Velvet Living and Holly Clarke.