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  • Searcys Appointed New Catering Partner at IET London: Savoy Place

    9 August 2021

    Searcys has been appointed the new catering partner for IET London: Savoy Place, providing expert catering and service across the venue for internal and external events in a five-year agreement with the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET).

    Located by the River Thames, Savoy Place, home to the IET, a world-leading professional organisation for engineers, offers state-of-the-art AV facilities and unrivalled 180° views of the iconic London skyline. Set across four floors, the conference and events space comprises of 16 rooms, including a roof terrace, two lecture theatres, and library.

    With over 174 years of experience in events catering, Searcys will bring their expertise to create new menus and event packages, working with Savoy Place on reopening events.

    Led by Head Chef Stuart Fay, who has over 30 years of industry experience working at prestigious events and venues, menus will showcase seasonal produce from the British Isles with catering options running from breakfast packages, buffets and touch-free lunch boxes for meetings and conferences, through to canapé receptions and fine dining. Experts in Champagne, Searcys will also introduce expertly crafted wine and champagne lists.

    The partnership will see Searcys cater for events at Savoy Place, alongside introducing new menus for the onsite members café. Adding a touch of indulgence, Searcys will also bring additional experiences to members and event organisers, including wine tastings and masterclasses.

    Commenting on the appointment, Searcys Managing Director Paul Jackson said: “It is an incredibly exciting time for Searcys, and we are thrilled to be welcoming IET London: Savoy Place into our portfolio. Located in the heart of London, it is an incredible venue with a range of spaces, and we look forward to working with the team to develop the event side of the business, alongside delivering expert catering for which Searcys is renowned for. This is a pivotal moment for the return of events post-lockdown and launching our services to coincide with this is a great responsibility and very exciting, especially as we look ahead to a busy festive season.”

    Sean Spencer, Head of IET Venues commented: “We’re thrilled to be working together with Searcys to deliver an innovative catering offering for guests at our London venue. Their sustainable credentials, alongside the quality and creativity of their menus, was a deciding factor for us and the company ethos is very much in line with our own commitment to exceptional service, quality, and an increasingly analytical approach to sustainability initiatives. Catering is an integral contributor to the success of events, and we’re excited for guests to experience this at Savoy Place.”

    About IET London: Savoy Place

    IET London: Savoy Place carries a timeless grandeur and commanding presence, visible from London’s South Bank as you cross Waterloo Bridge and offers panoramic views over the River Thames from its roof terrace. Extensive space for conferences, lectures, meetings, and product launches spans four floors with additional outside space in a location easily accessible by rail, tube, and river. Following a £30m refurbishment in 2015, event planners are met with an endless digital aptitude to transform events with personalised branding and special effects through lighting, signage, and sound, steered by a team of skilled technicians.

    Savoy Place is highly regarded by returning clients like IBM, Royal Television Society and Microsoft with an affiliation to STEM disciplines. Its flagship meeting spaces include a dominating lecture theatre and spacious Riverside Room with vast natural light, London views and optional use of the roof terrace for up to 200 guests. For more intimate events, Savoy Place boasts a characterful Library and a series of 11 smaller meeting rooms.

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