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Festival deal feeds Appetite

Akram Khan performs in the show Gnosis at the King's Theatre during the Edinburgh International Festival. Picture: Richard Haughton

Akram Khan performs in the show Gnosis at the King's Theatre during the Edinburgh International Festival. Picture: Richard Haughton

  • by SCOTT REID
 

AN EVENT catering business has taken a big step towards its goal of doubling turnover after agreeing a three-year deal to provide food for Edinburgh International Festival (EIF) venues.

Appetite Direct, which is based in the Scottish capital, has grown by a fifth in the last 12 months and the five-figure contract will help secure the future of its ten full-time and 30 part-time staff while creating two further full-time posts.

This year’s EIF began on Friday, with several of the events having a conflict theme to mark the centenary of Britain entering the First World War.

Nigel Kennedy, owner of 
Appetite Direct, which was launched 11 years ago, said the sponsorship deal “shows a real confidence in our company while reinforcing our commitment to the arts in Edinburgh”.

He added: “It also puts our name in front of some of the key businesses in the city and takes us a step closer to our target of doubling turnover to around £1.4 million within the next five years.”

 

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