Catering firm’s turnover spikes on back of Liverpool conferences boom

liverpoolNORTH West contract catering firm Carringtons is reaping the benefits of Liverpool’s booming conference market.

Directors Helen and Darren Wynn revealed a significant growth in demand for corporate catering in the city with an increased turnover of 300% during its busiest February to date.

During the month, the team catered to a number of  events including Everton in the Community’s 30th birthday dinner celebrations alongside large-scale conferences and day delegate packages, boardroom lunches and networking events.

Liverpool Convention Bureau was awarded Bronze in the Best UK Convention Bureau category and ACC Liverpool crowned Gold in the Best UK Conference Centre shortlist at this year’s Meetings and Incentive Travel Awards.

“The city continues to rival major European cities in terms of tourism, cultural and event offerings and it’s fantastic to see the innovative approach we are so well known for filter through to our corporate offering,” said Helen.

“Our delegates want something that is far more inspiring than the traditional function-room and buffet set up and are choosing to opt for venues that are motivating rather than mundane.

“We’re operating in a space where there is so much choice in terms of hospitality and it’s fantastic for the city as a whole and for the catering businesses operating within it to be recognised as strong contenders against bigger regions such as London by nationwide awarding bodies.”

Darren added: “Traditionally, the start to the year often slows down following the hectic festive season, but we are thrilled to say that so far we have catered for a plethora of events and there is no sign of slowing down.

“Already, we have received a high volume of enquiries that have been turned over into confirmed events for the team – there’s certainly lots to look forward to during the remainder of 2018.”

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