Following the transformation of the Hintze Hall this summer, which saw the addition of Hope the blue whale, the venue hire team at the Natural History Museum has released its new-look events supplier list for 2018.

The venue hire team has announced that ten new event suppliers will be joining their roster, including Kerb, Seasoned, Floco, Greenleaf, La Freshco, Royal Wedding Services, Sapna, Eclipse, Full Circle and Our Kid Brother.

With more than 140 applications, the 46-strong list was compiled during a competitive tender process that included catering showcases and creative menu tastings during site visits, an analysis of food and health and safety standards, demonstrating experience working in similar historic venues and client references.

Nigel Mullins, senior operations manager at the Natural History Museum, commented: “Our list is carefully curated to include suppliers we feel are ahead of the curve, offering services that capture clients’ imagination and keep pushing the boundaries of what the Museum’s event spaces can offer.

“The newly-added suppliers further extend our catering and production capabilities to suit all event styles, sizes and budgets. From Kerb’s street food pop-ups to the latest ground-breaking AV technology, the newly-added suppliers will perfectly bolster those firm favourites we’ve worked with since first opening our doors that keep clients coming back time and time again.”

The list of suppliers will be in place until the end of 2018, catering for intimate dinners for 30 in the Museum’s galleries through to large-scale sit down dinners in Hintze Hall.

Robert Wetherell, head of venue hire at the National History Museum, added: “2017 has been an incredible year growing the events team, offering clients a jaw-dropping new whale skeleton backdrop in our largest event space plus the launch of new scientific ‘talks and tours’ and festive packages. We look forward to building on this success with a passionate team of new event suppliers alongside us, delivering world-class experiences for our guests.”

The full roster of suppliers can be found here: http://www.nhm.ac.uk/content/dam/nhmwww/business-services/venue-hire/nhm-venue-hire-supplier-list.pdf