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Rhubarb partners with National Trust in three-year deal

23 September 2013 by
Rhubarb partners with National Trust in three-year deal

Catering company Rhubarb has signed an exclusive three-year contract with the National Trust to deliver events at historic properties around London and the Home Counties.

The partnership means that both parties will work together on events in a bid to raise money for the restoration and preservation of the historic landmarks, including Osterley Park & House, Petworth House and Stowe Landscape Gardens (pictured).

Each venue will have a dedicated Rhubarb event planner to oversee all aspects of an event, such as themed balls, weddings and private dinners.

Ben Duffy, commercial development consultant for the National Trust, said the partnership came about because of the organisation's aim to bring its properties to life and allow people to enjoy them in new ways.

"Some of our beautiful properties were originally created to host lavish functions and dinners and today make the perfect setting for a wide choice of events. We hope this partnership will help raise additional funding for conservation work, to restore and maintain these historic buildings and landscapes for generations to come."

Glen Sutton, director of events at Rhubarb says of the partnership, added: "Hosting parties in iconic properties that house some of the country's finest art and in landscaped gardens designed by the likes of Capability Brown will be very special. We are delighted to support this distinguished charity to assist them in their work of preserving some of Britain's finest properties."

When asked what the contract is expected to be worth, a spokesperson for Rhubarb said the company is "unsure what the partnership will generate as this is completely new venture for us and the National Trust".

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