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Wasps Rugby has designs on Gloucestershire-based Robert Welch

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Written by: Andrew Merrell | Posted 31 August 2017 7:33

Wasps Rugby has designs on Gloucestershire-based Robert Welch

Multi-award winning Cotswolds design company Robert Welch Designs has announced an official partnership and supplier deal with the Wasps rugby Team and the Ricoh Arena.

The Queen’s Award-winning business has signed a multi-year deal to supply product for the corporate suites at the Ricoh with its renowned Radford cutlery range.

Its designer wares have already had their first outing - Wasps’ pre-season friendly against Connacht Rugby earlier this month (August).

Gloucester Rugby fans will have to wait until December 23 to get their hands on the experience, when the city club travels to the Ricoh to battle it out in the Aviva Premiership.

Alice Welch, managing director at Robert Welch (pictured above with brother Rupert), said “We are a forward-thinking business with a rich history so it’s particularly exciting to be involved with a progressive club like Wasps.

“They really have an eye on their growth as a team and a business as they celebrate their 150th year as a club. We’re looking forward to working together as they continue to develop their arena into a world-class venue for business and pleasure alike.”

Jacky Isaac, group HR director and operations director at Wasps and the Ricoh Arena, said “Robert Welch is renowned throughout the world for the excellence of the design and manufacture of its products particularly its stainless steel cutlery.

“Their innovation and high standards will fit in perfectly in our hospitality suites. Thousands and thousands of people enjoy hospitality at the Ricoh Arena each year and we are looking forward to working with the company to further improve the experience for people visiting the venue.”

Robert Welch Designs has been serving the hospitality industry for over 60 years; working with establishments as diverse as the dramatic Burj al Arab in the UAE, the prestigious Cheltenham racecourse, and the first-class experience on-board at Emirates Airline.

Following on from last year’s Queens Award for Enterprise in International Trade, 2017 saw the team at Robert Welch recognised for a second successive year, this time in the Innovation category.



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