Robert Welch become Official Cutlery Supplier for Wasps and the Ricoh Arena

Iconic, award-winning, international homewares brand Robert Welch based in the Cotswolds has become an official hospitality supplier to Wasps and the Ricoh Arena.

Robert Welch, has signed a multi-year deal; with its renowned Radford cutlery range being showcased for the first time at the Ricoh Arena during Wasps’ pre-season friendly against Connacht Rugby on Wednesday, August 23.

The Robert Welch cutlery collection is widely 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 the dramatic Burj al Arab in the UAE, the prestigious Cheltenham racecourse, and the first-class experience on-board at Emirates Airline. The company’s cutlery ranges are meticulously designed to create the perfect dining experience.

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.

Jacky Isaac, Group HR Director and Operations Director at Wasps and the Ricoh Arena, said “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 of its products particularly its stainless steel cutlery,” she said.

“Their innovation and high standards will fit in perfectly in our hospitality suites where their branding will be reflected on our match-day menus and staff livery.

“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.”

Peter Churchill, Operations Director at Robert Welch, said “We are proud and excited to become a partner supplier with Wasps and the Ricoh Arena.

“Working with the Wasps brand makes perfect sense for us. 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.”

Robert Welch is the 21st official partner and supplier of Wasps and the Ricoh Arena which also includes HEINEKEN, Majestic Commercial, Ricoh, Ericsson, EQ Nutrition, Matrix and Greenfields.