Behind the Scenes at Twickenham to explore sustainable strategies

By Berenice, Wednesday 1 May 2019

We’re all increasingly aware of our impact on the planet and consumers are looking for more sustainable ways to enjoy their leisure time. At the Arena Behind the Scenes at Twickenham event, Chris Garside, Managing Director of Compass Group UK & Ireland, and Jonathan Davies, Managing Director of Levy UK, will provide insight into the sustainability strategies at Twickenham Stadium and how large-scale, first-class hospitality doesn’t have to cost the earth.

In 2014, Twickenham Stadium introduced the eco fan cup scheme. A refundable £1 deposit is charged when fans purchase their first drink in the reusable eco cup. On leaving the stadium fans have three options: return the eco cup to be reimbursed £1; take it home as a souvenir; or deposit it in a designated charity bin and the £1 goes to the nominated charity.

Reusing the eco cup just 3 to 5 times reduces the environmental impact compared to single-use plastic. Since 2014, this sustainability initiative has:

  • Saved 9.12 million single-use plastic cups going to landfill – that’s enough plastic cups to fill Twickenham Stadium 1.7 times!
  • Seen 2.19 million eco cups reused in people’s homes across the world
  • In some cases, reusable fan cups have been re-used 75 times.

An action-packed event

Attendees can look forward to an action-packed programme designed to educate, engage and inspire and showcase the impressive venue. The day includes:

  • Exclusive venue tour, including hospitality areas, catering facilities and kitchens and much more!
  • Drinks and canapé reception in the East Wing. Connect with industry colleagues while enjoying stunning panoramic views of the pitch
  • Sample the exceptional culinary talents of the catering team during the three-course lunch in the East Wing
  • Chris Garside and Jonathan Davies share what it takes to deliver exceptional catering and hospitality at Twickenham
  • Global consumer food and drink trends category insight session presented by Britvic Soft Drinks in the Lock restaurant
  • Continue the conversation at Twickenham’s very own pub, Union Ale House

This event is a must for hospitality and foodservice professionals!   It’s a fantastic opportunity to entertain key customers in a very unique setting while building long-term relationships and hearing from leaders in our industry. 

Tickets to the exciting event are still available. Click here for more information and to buy tickets online or contact Lorraine Wood by email or on 07803 853 618.