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INDEPENDENT EVENT & HOSPITALITY GROUP CAMM & HOOPER SET TO LAUNCH ITS SIXTH EVENT VENUE WITH £2M INVESTMENT
Event and hospitality group Camm & Hooper is thrilled to unveil the site of its sixth event space ‘Grace Hall’ on London’s Leadenhall Street.
Grace Hall, which is set to launch in Autumn 2017, will undergo an extensive overhaul, overseen by interior specialist, Russell Sage Studios. The project aims to embrace the venue’s art deco heritage with a nod to its past as Grace and Co Bank.
As with each of Camm & Hooper’s venues, Grace Hall will be designed to ensure the utmost flexibility. It comprises four event spaces able to accommodate up to 200 theatre style, 170 seated and up to 600 standing across the whole venue. Each of the four rooms will be ideal for dinners, receptions, weddings and conferences, as well as working perfectly as additional breakout spaces.
The venue complements Camm & Hooper’s existing City portfolio that includes Banking Hall, Cornhill and Victorian Bath House, Bishopsgate. Within walking distance of both of these venues, Grace Hall provides clients with the ability to host a daytime event at one venue and the after party at another, offering a consistent, first-class service from the same dedicated sales and operations teams.
Managing Director, Claire Lawson said ‘We are delighted to acquire this stunning venue, which neatly fits our portfolio and gives our clients the flexibility of a third iconic Camm & Hooper space in the heart of the city. We’re already taking bookings for the space and look forward to providing both new and existing clients with the service and setting that they have come to expect from us. We are working with Russell Sage Studio to celebrate the art deco origins of the site, while also bringing a new twist to this lovely building. We can’t wait to open the doors’.
Camm & Hooper has evolved the events industry model, taking inspiration from the relaxed, contemporary setting provided by bars and restaurants and transitioning it into an events environment. Its approach is innovative, creative and unrivalled. You will find Camm & Hooper in some of the most unique and historic buildings across London. Its first two locations, Tanner and Co and Tanner Warehouse opened in 2012, followed by Banking Hall, Cornhill in May 2014. The Victorian Bath House, Bishopsgate opened in December 2015 and Six Storeys on Soho launched in Autumn 2016.
NOTES TO EDITOR
About Camm & Hooper
Grace Hall is scheduled to open in Autumn 2017 and is now open for enquiries.
It is the sixth site for the award-winning team, following its current venues:
Camm & Hooper was established in 2012 by Claire Lawson with a very modern vision of the events and hospitality industry. Camm & Hooper is funded by specialist investor The Imbiba Partnership whose current business projects include Darwin & Wallace, Albion and East, Wright & Bell and Casper and Cole. Imbiba has been recognised for its successful ‘buy, build and exit’ business model, having been awarded the Best EIS Investment Exit at the Enterprise Investment Scheme Association (EISA) Annual awards for excellence at the House of Lords. Imbiba has achieved an average compound rate of return, for all of its realised EIS projects, in excess of 35% per annum (in the case of Drake & Morgan 5.7 times money invested.) http://www.imbiba.com
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Camm & Hooper launches new app providing unique services at four of their renowned London venues
Order breakfast on the go, have lunch delivered to Soho Square or enjoy two hours of unlimited drinks
From April 2017, Londoner’s will have access to the brand new Camm & Hooper mobile app, providing users with unique benefits, convenient services and exclusive packages at four of the group’s popular venues across London.
The app will be available to download from the App Store and Google Play, and will cover the Tanner & Co. restaurant, bar and event space on Bermondsey Street, the grand Banking Hall events venue in the City of London, new Soho hotspot Six Storeys which opened in January 2017, as well as the sumptuous Victorian Bath House on Bishopsgate.
A unique mobile ordering system will be in place, so users can place their orders from anywhere, made possible by the innovative Preoday platform. Users will be able to pre-order breakfast items, so those in a hurry can grab their ready-and-waiting orders en route. For guests who don’t want to lose their prime seat, or simply don’t feel like venturing to the bar, the app will also allow them to order from their table for delivery by the attentive waitstaff. Nearby office workers can also rejoice, as they will be able to order food and drink for delivery directly to their desk for lunch, or even to their picnic location in Soho Square when ordering form Six Storeys.
In addition to mobile ordering, the app will feature an exclusive selection of vouchers and experiences including the ‘Little Piece of Tanner’ package (from £50 for 2) which provides 2 hours of unlimited beer or wine at Tanner & Co, or the ‘Infusions Masterclass’ at Six Storeys (from £150 for 6) which entails a welcome cocktail, 30 minute mixing session with the talented booze engineers, and a miniature bottle of your creation to take home. Both venues also offer a selection of Camm & Hooper’s unique spirit infusions by the bottle to take home, such as pear & sage gin, strawberry & basil vodka or the infamous buttered rum.
With the extent of services on offer, the app will be a must-download for seasoned Londoners who seek the best service at some of the Capital’s most enticing venues.
App features will include:
Tanner & Co
- Morning Glory – Running late? Relax. Order hot drinks, juices and breakfast foods from the app in advance and it will be ready to collect en route
- Tanner Al Desk-co to Wool Yard – Delivery of drinks and dishes to offices in Wool Yard
- Tanner to Table Courtyard delivery – Don’t want to lose a seat in the Tanner courtyard? Order food and drink from the table on the app instead of going to the bar
- A little piece of Tanner - unlimited beer/wine and soft drinks for 2 hours. £50 for two guests, £250 for five guests, £500 for ten guests
- Birthday Package – Choice of cocktail or glass of fizz on arrival, three course dinner, bottle of house wine, and coffee. £150 for two guests, £375 for five guests
- Take Home a Bottle of our house Infusion - Take Tanner & Co’s unique drinks offering home with a selection of bottles of infused gins, vodkas or classic cocktails. £60 for 70cl Bottle, £25 for 20cl Mini Bottle, £70 for Three x 20cl Mini Bottles to be collected from Tanner & Co
- Click and collect – Breakfast and coffee pre-ordered on the app will be ready for collection
- Dine at your desk on Soho Square – Use the app to order drinks and dishes from the special menu straight to your desk for offices on Soho Square
- Soho Square delivery – Enjoy drinks and food from your sunbathing spot on Soho square when ordered using the app
- Table Service – Don’t want to lose your seat? Order from the table on the app
- Meet Cornelius - By Appointment Only for 2 including A selection of five 3.5cl infused gins and mixers for you to play with. Served with our Guide to Gin Gluttony and a selection of garnishes. £25 for two guests
- Masterclass in infusions - A cocktail on arrival to get you in the mood, then a 30 minute mixing session with the team to help create your own gin to serve as a G&T and miniature bottle to wax seal and take home. £150 for six guests
- Take Home a Bottle of our house Infusion - Take Six Storeys’ unique drinks offering home with a selection of bottles of infused gins, vodkas or classic cocktails. £60 for 70cl Bottle, £25 for 20cl Mini Bottle, £70 for Three x 20cl Mini Bottles to be collected from Tanner & Co
- Pre-order drinks – They will be waiting at your table ahead of your event
- In-event ordering – Order drinks through the app and they will be delivered to your table or ready to collect from the bar
Victorian Bath House
- Reserve by app – Make reservation for cocktail bar concept By Appointment Only through the app
Search Camm & Hooper app in the App Store or Google Play to download the app for free.
For further press information please contact Rebecca Hadley, Marketing Manager
Notes to Editors:
- Camm & Hooper has evolved the events industry model, making full use of all available assets, supplementing events space with permanent restaurant and bar offers wherever possible. From banks to warehouses, conservatories to libraries, the concept and development work has been award winning.
- CEO and Founder, Claire Lawson established Camm & Hooper in 2012, which is funded by The Imbiba Partnership, a specialist investment company who are recognised for their successful ‘buy, build and exit’ business model
- Camm & Hooper seek great concept spaces to enable them to offer unique events to a wide range of clients in the capital’s landmark locations.
- Camm & Hooper venues include:
- About Preoday
- Preoday provides an e-commerce platform offering mobile and online ordering services. Preoday enables hospitality businesses to offer branded online and pre-ordering facilities to customers purchasing food and drink. It provides a white-label service to companies across the hospitality industry, from quick service restaurants and cafes, to theatres and stadiums. Preoday works both directly with hospitality businesses and partners including resellers, ticketing agencies, technology providers and food tech start-ups.
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From the traditional and breathtaking to the unique and quirky, every venue has it's own personality and style. The same can be said for our staff...creative, innovative and always up for a challenge, they'll be more than happy to create bespoke dishes, cocktails and service style that suits you. The word no quite literally doesn't exist.
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I know what you are thinking...a cocktail masterclass? We've all done that before! Oh but Dahhhling...you haven't met our Chief Booze Engineer!
Patrick Hobbs has created an elaborate and innovative 50-strong cocktail list for Camm and Hooper's latest venue, Six Storeys on Soho. For you gin fans out there, I would have to recommend the Venison and Summer Truffle, although I must say I am partial to one of our Quince and Blue Cheese Gin and Tonics - The flavours on first glance may make you wince, but I assure you, when tasted over ice or mixed with the perfect pairing, you'll be begging for more. Still not convinced? No need to fret! It's ok to be more of a traditional so and so. If that's the case then a 'Wake me up and f*** me up' is the one for you.
So Dahhhling, let's talk business.
Simply like and retweet our competition post on Twitter with the hashtag #SHAKEITSOHO before the 19th December and be in with the chance of winning a unique cocktail masterclass with the legendary Patrick Hobbs. You and another lucky sole (chosen by you) will be shown exactly what goes into one of Pat's 'cook offs', how we experiment with flavours and you'll even get the chance to mix up your very own beverage - bottle it up and take it home or get cozy at the bar and drink it in house, it's your call.
I will announce the winner prior to Christmas and you can claim your prize on a date of your choice throughout January.
Prepare your shake face...Six Storeys on Soho is ready for you!
Terrence Higgins Trust have been hosting The Supper Club since 2001, raising over £1 million for the charity and its HIV prevention and care work. The Supper Club offers the chance for London’s best restaurants to come together and showcase the finest cuisine from across the capital, as well as bringing out the incredible generosity of the industry to raise money for an incredibly worthy cause. Each guest attending makes a donation for a place at the table while the venues themselves donate all the food and their services for the evening.
Tanner and Co was incredibly honoured to take part in this event for the second time and couldn’t be more ecstatic at the incredible £83,000 that was raised.
September saw some of our Soho team jet off to the Big Apple to gain some inspiration in the lead up to the opening of Six Storeys. We sat down with The Man in Charge - Shaun Johnston to find out a little bit more about their trip.
What were you on the hunt for?
Basically our time in NYC was spent trying to find the creative or innovate things that people were doing - something a bit quirky that stands out and is memorable. We went to a bar that presented the bill rolled up in a piece of bone marrow and I’ll always remember that. Those kind of things really stick with you so I think that’s the kind of thing that we were really looking for in our trek around the city. Also innovative drink concepts - if anybody was doing something different or creating unique infusions we wanted to find them because that’s our angle for Soho.
Did you find it?
Yes and No. I think we were looking for something a little bit more than what we saw. The things that did standout were in the places that had really gone to town but there was clearly a leap in expense that was used to create these points of difference. There was no real middle ground on a conservative budget end when it came to creative solutions. What it did do though was confirm to us that we were on the right track and cemented our confidence in what we were already delivering. We certainty aren’t lagging behind in any way.
How many places did you visit?
Collectively between us, honestly I couldn’t give you a number. We would often split up for a few hours then come back in the evening so some days between us at least 30 venues per day which is a pretty mean feat across four days. We would chat about our experiences, what we found, stuff we liked, what was recommended which would in turn inform how we would spend the next day. Places like Beauty and Essex which was such a beautiful experience and after an amazing dinner we discovered on the way out they had sister venues so we got cars and we ended up going to places that initially hadn’t been on our radar.
What was the highlight of your trip?
The level of service everywhere. It was very comfortable and colloquial - there was no stiffness or barrier between customer and server. Everyone we encountered was very engaged, knowledgeable, informed and passionate about what they were doing which was nice.
Any pleasant surprises?
Definitely the places that hadn’t been on our radar. Those personal recommendations from bar staff took us on a tangent that was well worth it. Another was again the confidence in what we were doing, the ethos of Camm and Hooper and our creative approach to things. That was nice because it just felt like we were really on the right track and gave us the motivation to keep moving forward in the same direction.
What is your biggest takeaway from the trip?
That engaged service, that really personal but not in-your-face genuine interaction with people. They were happy to have a bit of fun with us and be cheeky to entice us into ordering things that perhaps we wouldn't have thought of. That’s the thing I would really like to utilise and get across to the team. That it is all about that connectivity. Being able to read the customer, finding out instantly whether they are happy to engage with you more personally or not. We want people to feel as if this is their local and a place you want to come back to time after time. We want to really capture that relationship with people and make it really honest, heartfelt and welcoming.
From what you saw/ate/drank - how much of the NY vibe will you be injecting into Six Storeys?
As much as possible really. Embracing the concept that the building itself is a journey and worth the wait to view it all. Which is what a lot of places in New York are doing whereby you start off in one room, have a drink while you wait before being able to begin the next part of your adventure through the venue. Really engaging people even if you can’t offer a table right away but being able to offer an alternative. Also creating that anticipation really builds excitement about the place. I think utilising as many floors as we can for that and getting people to see the building - especially when we first open - to engage the regulars with the events offering that we do is really important.
What should we expect from Six Storeys?
The only expectation is to not have any. That’s what I’ve been trying to instil with the staff. Although we’ve all got loads of experiences from difference places certain ways of how things are done, what I really want to do is take all those walls away and see the bigger picture. Looking at tasks such as polishing a glass and trying it three different other ways to see if we can make it fun, engaging and efficient. Obviously that is a really small example but I think taking that essence and applying to how we approach things will be really beneficial. I think by doing so and exploring further than the confines we work in, we might discover really innovative and interesting concepts that will make us stand out.