Prestigious minster contract for Saunts

Saunts is now the exclusive partner for Hull Minster.
Saunts is now the exclusive partner for Hull Minster.

Pocklington-based corporate hospitality experts Saunts has been chosen as the exclusive partner for Hull Minster events after winning the prestigious contract.

The business was invited to bid for the corporate hospitality contract by the minster after it catered for over 200 artists and guests at the Turner Prize event which was held at the 700-year-old Minster last year.

Saunts owner Lesley Mercer.

Saunts owner Lesley Mercer.

Hull Minster is one of the city’s premier event spaces hosting everything from weddings and corporate events through to award dinners.

Saunts – run by Lesley Mercer with husband Jonathan – is based in Pocklington and serves a host of corporate and private clients.

Lesley started the business 14 years ago after moving from London back to her native Yorkshire with her young family. Her reputation quickly spread, and she soon had to expand from her kitchen table set-up to larger facilities to cope with demand.

Saunts now works from its own bespoke kitchen and menu development suite in Allerthorpe Business Park, employing up to 50 people during peak periods.

Lesley said: “We are obviously delighted to have won the corporate hospitality contract for Hull Minster – and what a venue to work in!

“The range of events they hold will really challenge the team, but we can’t wait to get started and play our part in making every wedding, party or awards night something really special.”