Sodexo-owned caterer lands £6m contract with RAF Museum

RAF Museum

Events, hospitality and retail at the RAF Museum in London will now be provided by Sodexo-owned Peyton & Byrne after it won a contract to take over the catering.

Peyton and Byrne and Peyton Events, which was acquired by Sodexo three years ago, will operate the contract, worth £6m, until 2023.

Peyton and Byrne will oversee the three retail areas within the Museum, with Peyton Events running the seven dedicated conference and events spaces.

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The Museum has  a wide variety of daytime event spaces available, including a 200-capacity tiered lecture theatre, a spacious exhibition room and smaller meeting rooms for board meetings and ‘break out’ spaces.

The RAF Museum also plays host to evening events with spacious hangars available to hire for dinners, receptions and parties.

Barry Smith, director of visitor and commercial development at RAF Museum, said: “We are looking forward to working alongside Sodexo, through Peyton and Byrne and Peyton Events, to provide exceptional events and hospitality at this magnificent museum.

“There are such a wide range of options for people wanting to host events, away days or  meetings here, made even easier by the convenient transport links and extensive free parking for events, that I am sure our partnership will be a huge success.”

Charlotte Evans, site general manager for Sodexo, said: “The Museum has a whole range of conference and events spaces and is now the largest of our London venues run by Peyton Events. The venue offers a truly unique experience and we are very much looking forward to bringing these to life here.”

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