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Ricoh Arena chooses Robert Welch

Robert Welch has signed a multi-year deal with Wasps and the Ricoh Arena to become its official hospitality supplier. The  homeware brand based in the Cotswolds is the 21st official partner and supplier of Wasps and the venue.

Jacky Isaac, Group HR director and operations director at Wasps and the Ricoh Arena, commented: “Robert Welch is a welcome addition to our portfolio of official partners and suppliers. Robert Welch is renowned throughout the world for the excellence of the design and manufacture particularly its stainless steel cutlery.”

The Robert Welch cutlery collection is recognised as one of the finest in the world. The company has been serving the hospitality industry for over 60 years; working with establishments as diverse as Burj al Arab in the UAE, the Cheltenham racecourse, and the Emirates Airline.

“We are proud and excited to become a partner supplier with Wasps and the Ricoh Arena. Our respective organisations have many shared values – teamwork, excellence, integrity, leadership – that are as important to the design of award winning products as they are to sporting achievement,” said Peter Churchill, operations director at Robert Welch.

As part of the contract, the Radford cutlery range will be showcased for the first time at the Ricoh Arena during Wasps’ pre-season friendly against Connacht Rugby on 23 August.

Partner and supplier of Wasps and the Ricoh Arena also include Heineken, Majestic Commercial, Ricoh, Ericsson, EQ Nutrition, Matrix and Greenfields.

[Pictured L-R: Whitney Lewinson (Wasps & Ricoh Arena Hospitality), Peter Churchill, Jacky Isaac, James Wootton (Wasps Head of Hospitality Sales) and Roberts Rozickis (Wasps & Ricoh Arena Hospitality)]