Wyboston Lakes Resort announces partnership with Paddy & Scott’s
Leading hospitality, leisure and conference venue Wyboston Lakes Resort is announcing a five-year contract with coffee supplier Paddy & Scott’s to provide an award winning craft coffee experience across its spa, restaurants, events spaces and bedrooms.
As part of the multi-year agreement to provide all coffee, machinery and branding, Paddy & Scott’s have been commissioned to design and build a conference coffee house, or fuelling station, as part of the refurbishment project at the newly renamed Woodlands Event Centre and at various other coffee points across the Resort.
An initial capital investment of £150k in the fuelling station, machines and other fixtures and fittings is being financed by Wyboston Lakes Resort, ensuring delegates will be fully energised throughout the day. In addition to serving high street, craft quality coffee, the fuelling station will offer a wide range of crafted drinks and snacks, all included in the daily delegate rate.
The partnership will also provide ongoing operational support and specialist training to Wyboston Lakes Resort team members, enabling them to become fully SCA Barista certified, engage with the coffee farm in Kenya and enjoy barista competitions to drive standards.
This facility is set to open in early September 2018 at the same time as the newly created 300 capacity Rosewood Suite at The Woodlands Event Centre.
Commenting on the announcement, Steve Jones, Operations Director at Wyboston Lakes Resort, says:
“Paddy & Scott’s ethical approach to business, such as having their own coffee farm in the shade of the eastern side of Mount Kenya in northern Nairobi, allows them to support their local community and aligns perfectly with our own values as a proudly independent venue that provides great value, service and hospitality to our clients. We don’t just pay lip service to corporate social responsibilities, but we live and breathe these throughout all aspects of our business”
Jon Reed, Brand Director at Paddy & Scott’s had this to say “So much can be achieved from a humble cup of coffee and we’re incredibly proud that Wyboston Lakes shares our vision to fuel ambition for its guests and delegates. It’s great to have a partnership that is focused on raising the bar and rewriting the rule book when it comes to conference coffee!”
This latest announcement comes at an exciting time for Wyboston Lakes Resort, with work underway on the first phase of a complete refurbishment of its conference and meetings spaces. Over £3m of investment will add inspirational meeting areas designed with creative flare and equipped with top of the range technology; £0.5m is being invested specifically in the IT network.
The Rosewood Suite at The Woodlands Event Centre will be capable of hosting over 300 delegates and comes fully equipped with cutting-edge technology. Training suites will benefit from a comprehensive redesign, providing greater inspiration and innovation for conference guests.