Stripe Communications, today announced the creation of a new dedicated events division, Stripe Events.Stripe Events begins its tenure by taking over the franchise for the Taste of Edinburgh Festival from London-based company, Brand Events who have run the event for the past three years. The deal will see Stripe Events run the Taste of Edinburgh event until 2013 and will immediately double the company’s turnover.
The expansion comes hot on the heels of Stripe’s announcement as CIPR’s Outstanding PR Consultancy 2009 and its Gold award recognition for CIPR’s Best Integrated Campaign for Taste of Edinburgh 2009.
Stripe Managing Director Juliet Simpson comments, “This is an exciting new era for Stripe. The creation of Stripe Events builds on our experience of supporting events such as UCI Mountain Bike World Cup, E4 Udderbelly, Edinburgh’s Christmas and Hogmanay and Glasgow’s Christmas. It’s a natural move for our strong consumer PR division who over the last three years have worked successfully with Taste of Edinburgh as well as a number of high-profile food and drink clients.”
The Taste of Edinburgh event puts the spotlight on Scotland’s finest local producers and restaurants, offering event-goers the opportunity to sample taster dishes from Edinburgh’s top restaurants, combined with workshops, producers markets and tasting sessions, as leading chefs showcase their talent in the on-site demonstration kitchens. Set in Inverleith Park from 28th May – 30th May 2010, the team at Stripe are planning an even bigger and better line up this year, showcasing the very best of Scotland’s celebrated national larder.