First anniversary for 1879 Events

by Sunderland AFC

Celebration for subsidiary events company.

One of the north east’s leading hospitality companies is celebrating a landmark first year in business after catering for more than 50,000 people at a wide range of events.

1879 Events Management, a subsidiary of Sunderland AFC, was launched in summer 2012 to offer a one-stop solution for event organisers across the region.

Since then it has provided catering and event management services for a diverse range of events and functions around the region, including business awards dinners, concerts and private parties, which have been attended by more than 50,000 people overall.

This includes the North East’s largest LGBT festival, Newcastle Pride, the North East Business Awards at Teesside University and the 2012 Sunderland Retail Awards in the city’s Bridges shopping centre.

The company, which continues to manage events at the Stadium of Light, was recently awarded its first local authority contract, to act as a ticketing agent and catering supplier for a major concert organised by South Tyneside Council in August this year. Sound Waves, the concert being held at Bent’s Park South Shields, will feature several big names of pop including McFly, Little Mix, Joe McElderry, Luminites and  The Vamps.

It has also been appointed to provide bespoke catering for all corporate and private events at the  re-launched National Glass Centre, Sunderland as well as managing its new Brasserie. 

Gary Hutchinson, commercial director at Sunderland AFC, said: “1879 Events Management has been able to utilise SAFC’s experience of hosting events at the Stadium of Light, to offer a comprehensive events management service for the whole of the North East and beyond. 

“In the past 12 months the firm has proven it can cater for a wide range of events, from fine-dining to festivals, and we look forward to continuing this expansion in the coming months and years.”

For more information about 1879 Events Management call 0871 911 1269, email info@1879events.com or visit www.1879events.com.