Ramside Event Catering, a subsidiary of Ramside Estates and event caterer, has been chosen to head up the public bars and food outlets for thousands of attendees at this year’s 10th Newcastle Pride festival, sponsored by Newcastle business improvement district, NE1.

The festival, which attracted more than 73,000 visitors and contributed more than £10.4 million to the economy in 2016, will return to Newcastle’s Town Moor from July 21-23, 2017.

John Adamson, director of Ramside Estates, said: “This is a huge coup for us. Newcastle Pride is such a well-established festival, which always attracts huge crowds, and we’re really looking forward to being a part of such an inspiring, community event.

“We have managed large scale events such as Hardwick Live and the Lobster and Oyster Festivals in the past but even by our standards, this is a huge catering exercise and it’s not just about quantity, it’s about quality too.

“However, our team is highly experienced and we’re looking forward to serving superb food and drink to everyone attending Pride.”

Mark Nichols, chair of Northern Pride, which organises Newcastle Pride, commented: “We’re thrilled to have Ramside Catering on board as the official caterers for our tenth Newcastle Pride event.

“Their experience catering for large scale events is unrivalled and we know they are a safe pair of hands who will more than deliver in terms of reliability, quality and enthusiasm over the Pride weekend.”