Archive for June, 2013

First event held in Cutty Sark’s Master’s Saloon

Posted on: June 24th, 2013 by chandco

Harbour & Jones Events hosted the first event in Cutty Sark’s Master’s Saloon since the ship re-opened to the public in April 2012. The Saloon was last used by the Master on the vessel’s final voyage as a cargo ship in 1922.

The unique space is located on the top deck and in its previous working life was used by the ship’s master to entertain guests while in port, or to study the charts while at sea.

Starting at 7pm on Tuesday 4th June, guests were greeted with a champagne reception and canapés in the glorious sunshine on the weather deck with expansive views over the Thames.

Exploring its history, curator Jessica Lewis took guests on a tour of the ship’s rich and famed history before seating for dinner in the saloon at 8pm.

Harbour & Jones Events, who also runs the Even Keel café at Cutty Sark during the day, brought in its special event chef, Steve Fitzgerald who cooked up a starter of pea veloute, white truffle and Parmesan crisp, followed by mains of sea trout confit with Dublin Bay prawns and fillet of Aberdeen Angus with oxtail ravioli. Finishing off the meal was new season’s Yorkshire rhubarb, Sauterne jelly with rhubarb juice and mascarpone.

Adding an extra touch of magic, guests were served coffee and petits fours on the weather deck to watch the sun go down over the iconic buildings of Canary Wharf.

The intimate saloon seats a maximum of 10 guests and already looks set to become one of the most sought-after and unique event spaces in London.

Save the Orchards launch event at the RSA

Posted on: June 22nd, 2013 by chandco

We created an incredible pop-up orchard on Wednesday 19th June in the bare brick vaults of RSA House to launch our campaign to save declining orchards to the events industry. More than 190 event industry professionals including representatives from M&C Saatchi, Banks Sadler, DUAL Group, and Industri UK attended.

Giving event bookers the opportunity to sample our new Save the Orchards themed menu, we also launched a new interactive concept – an old fashioned juicer that guests can use to squeeze their own juice and enjoy the sweetness of freshly pressed apples. For every glass squeezed Harbour & Jones Events will be also donating 50p towards saving more trees in their quest to restore 300 orchard trees this year.


We’re in the fab 50!

Posted on: June 5th, 2013 by chandco

We’re delighted to tell you that we’ve  been named in Event magazine’s top 50 newcomers to the industry, which includes the most innovative agencies, organisers, suppliers and venues.

The list of businesses was whittled down from more than 100 nominations. The companies which made the list have been in business for less than five years, yet have already proven their drive to succeed by accumulating impressive client lists and working on a number of exciting and high-profile events. The Fab 50 Newcomers are Event’s ones to watch for the future.

We of course celebrated in the only way possible… with lots of cakes from our favourite bakery, Bageriet on Long Acre.

Work with us

We are always looking for talented people from chief cooks to expert bottle washers to work with us.

If that’s you, email your CV to: jobs@harbourandjones.co.uk