Sodexo’s Peyton & Byrne arm has landed the £6m contract to oversee events, hospitality and retail services at the RAF Museum in Colindale, London.
Peyton and Byrne and Peyton Events, which Sodexo acquired in October 2016 after the business entered a pre-pack administration, will operate the contract until 2023. The contract is understood to have previously been held by Lindley Group, now Centerplate.
The contract includes the operation of the three retail areas within the museum, with Peyton Events running the seven dedicated conference and events spaces, including a 200-capacity tiered lecture theatre, an exhibition room and smaller meeting rooms for board meetings and break out spaces. The RAF Museum’s hangars are also 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.”
Charlotte Evans, site general manager for Sodexo, said: “We look forward to welcoming delegates and guests to the RAF Museum and are excited by the opportunities ahead of us. 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.”