RSA House took home the award for Best Wedding Venue at the Hire Space Awards on 24th October at Landing 42, the Leadenhall Building!
We were up against some tough competition, including the Queens House in Greenwich and the Town Hall Hotel.
Additionally, RSA House also took home the Silver Award for Best Catering at a Venue at the London Venue Awards on 20th October at The Brewery!
RSA HOUSE TAKES THE PRIZE FOR BEST HISTORIC VENUE AT THE LONDON VENUE AWARDS!
On Friday 14 October 2016 we attended the London Venue Awards which took place at the Emirates Stadium. And won Best Historic Venue or Livery Hall!
Our category saw us in the illustrious company of other unique venues such as Tower of London, Two Temple Place and the Royal College of Surgeons and so were utterly delighted to have come out on top.
In addition, the previous evening was cause for celebration when H+J sister brand, Tonic (formerly Harbour & Jones Events) took the prize for Event Caterer of the Year once again at the Event Awards - a very happy team indeed!
RSA HOUSE JOINS UNIQUE VENUES OF LONDON!
At the start of the year, RSA House applied to become the latest member of Unique Venues of London. Following a tough vetting process of site visits, interviews and a presentation to existing members, we were finally accepted! Unique Venues of London is a marketing consortium of over 80 unusual event venues around the capital. Ranging from palaces and historic houses to galleries and museums, this collection of venues offers a vast array of event spaces to choose from. Offering a one-stop shop for sourcing your next event space, we can assist you in finding the perfect venue, be it a fine dining experience , a corporate meeting or a private celebration or a team building activity.
RSA House is thrilled to sit amongst the many illustrious venues which form UVL. Watch this space for further news and promotional activity!
For a number of years now Harbour & Jones have been involved with The Clink Charity, which helps to reintegrate ex-offenders back into society. The charity was established in 2010, founded from a concept created by Alberto Crisci in 1999, who introduced City & Guilds NVQ Training to High Down prison in Surrey in an attempt to break the reoffending cycle amongst prisoners. As well as offering them kitchen and front of house training at The Clink Restaurants in High Down, Cardiff and Brixton prisons, the charity helps prisoners find accommodation and employment upon their release. Within the first year of release, 46.9% of all adult ex-offenders will reoffend. The Clink has reduced this rate to just 12.5%.
In a real ‘rags to riches’ story, Harbour & Jones is proud to have employed Michael, a Clink graduate from High Down prison, in the bar at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art. Whilst working there, Michael developed a passion for acting and after going through a rigorous audition process, secured himself a place on a three-year acting course. Harbour & Jones still support him, providing books and props.
Earlier this month, three H&J members, including our Creative Director Jules Heckman Hughes who is one of the charity’s Ambassadors, attended a lunch at The Clink Restaurant at HMP Brixton to hear about the progress the charity has made and find out about how we can get more involved in introducing ex-offenders to the world of hospitality. We are delighted to be a part of such a great cause.
Meet our Nutritionist, Kate Cook
At the start of the year, we announced a new partnership with Kate Cook, a Harley Street nutrition coach, as part of our ongoing commitment to helping our customers eat well. Throughout 2016 Kate will be working across various parts of the business to support our efforts in making nutrition a key focus of our strategy.
As well as working alongside our chefs, creating menus and recipes, she will be visiting our various venues to hold pop up nutritional workshops. At our sister venue, 41 Portland Place last week Kate shared her secrets on how to ‘eat yourself beautiful’. The audience also found out that healthy can be fun – the menu featured baked eggs, salmon with ginger and mini carrot and orange muffins, all washed down with a bespoke cleansing juice or banana and coconut smoothie! Yum!
To book Kate Cook to speak at your next event at RSA House please speak to Emma, Alison or Melissa on House@rsa.org.uk or call +44 (0)20 7451 6811