The British Medical Association (BMA) has selected Ampersand, CH&Co Group’s specialist venue and visitor attraction catering division, to provide a range of services at BMA House, their impressive conference and events venue and headquarters in Tavistock Square, London.
The new five-year contract will see Ampersand provide catering services to 29 individual event spaces within BMA House, a stunning Lutyens building offering facilities with historical elegance and a contemporary twist. Venue space includes a stunning courtyard and garden – both wonderful settings for weddings and special events. In addition, Ampersand will provide catering for the newly refurbished 1832 Café and Restaurant, (named after the year the BMA was founded).
Sarah Bright, Head of Events for BMA House says: “The BMA is delighted to announce our new catering partnership with Ampersand. We carefully considered our options, and were particularly impressed by Ampersand’s versatile approach. At the BMA we have a wide range of needs, from our events market to the large staff force working at BMA House.
“We believe Ampersand’s strong connections with healthy eating, led by award winning nutritionist Amanda Ursell, provide the perfect fit with the BMA’s vision for a healthy nation – we are excited to be working with them.
“In addition, the service they have to offer via ITA*, Ampersand’s sister company and bespoke venue booking service, is of great appeal and will no doubt open up new and exciting market opportunities for us.”
According to Paul Jackson, Ampersand’s Managing Director, the deal is very exciting news for the company. “BMA House is one of the best venues in London and we’re delighted to have been chosen to work with them as their catering partner. Our distinct approach, proven expertise and professionalism in venue and event catering will complement and enhance the food and service offer at BMA House. We have created exciting and innovative menus for the restaurant and café facilities and for its bespoke conferences and events – and of course, all served with the flair and precision you would expect from such an impressive venue.
“Customers can expect a fresh and efficient culinary journey, supported by a deep commitment to service excellence, including: more interaction with our talented chefs; information on the menu about ingredient choices and provenance; innovative healthy alternatives that are appealing as well as nutritious, and developed with our nutrition guru Amanda Ursell; and attention to the small details that escalate a good catering experience to an exceptional one.”
Ampersand’s authentic Indian culinary concept, DAWAT, will also see the venue offer this quality catering proposition to the vast Asian market for the first time, and as an interactive buffet choice for conferences.