Helen Collingborn 08 January 2018

Speed has been appointed as the retained PR agency for Company of Cooks, the London-based hospitality business. Specialists in the arts and culture sector, the independent firm partners with prestigious venues including the Royal Opera House and the National Portrait Gallery to provide bespoke food and drink perfectly matched to each location.

Company of Cooks prides itself on its collaborative approach. Its aim is to work in sync with its partners, understanding their market, their customers and what they are looking to achieve – and delivering the right eating and drinking experience to match. A major factor in many of the company’s contract wins to date, Company of Cooks offers thoughtful and tailored white label hospitality in restaurants, cafés and bars as well as for events. Its personalised service allows partners to bring their own character to the table, providing a seamless experience for customers.

Speed’s dedicated Food & Hospitality team, based in London and Bristol, will deliver engaging and inspiring communication campaigns across national, consumer, trade and regional media. Activity will focus on raising the profile of Company of Cooks, both within its existing market and in new sectors, to help it achieve its ambitious business objectives.

Mike Lucy, Founder of Company of Cooks, said: “Over the past 21 years, we have built a strong business and a talented team and have forged high-profile partnerships we are very proud of. Now we want to take this further by appointing Speed’s Food and Hospitality team. We believe that their industry knowledge and connections and their appreciation of our business make them the right PR partner to help us enhance our reputation and grow.”

Cat Jennings, Director of Food & Hospitality at Speed, said: “Company of Cooks is known as a quality and personable catering partner for sites who require food and drink as outstanding as their setting. We’re really looking forward to helping them grow as a result of our extensive experience in the sector and creative retelling of their fascinating story and offering.”