Agency RKH Launches New Work Haven With Star-Studded Line-Up
The brand new office of Leicester marketing agency Rock Kitchen Harris (RKH) was unveiled on Thursday 9th October, with the help of Great British Bake Off (GBBO) 2013 winner Frances Quinn, and the inspirational Steve Leighton from the Has Bean coffee empire.
Moving its headquarters from the city’s Creative Mill on Lower Brown Street, RKH is now at home in the historic building of Welford House on Pocklingtons Walk, thanks to the owners of Charles Street Buildings Group, who were integral to the renovation and refurbishment project.
With the space being completely transformed, the agency directors were keen to launch the new office to clients, suppliers and friends, so the star-studded line-up proved to be a fantastic success, with guests revering in the specialist ‘hand-crafted’ produce and entertainment on offer.
To kick off proceedings, Steve explained the process of producing natural coffee, alongside a tasting session from a new batch of Costa Rican beans, while catching everything live on camera for episode 309 of his popular ‘In My Mug’ online show.
Frances followed by gracing everyone with a’ show-stopper’ dessert, accompanying miniature coffee cakes and plenty of GBBO gossip following the series final the night before.
The artisan evening also celebrated a host of local producers, including Rutland’s finest wine merchants, Bat & Bottle, and incredible canapés and Has Bean espresso martinis crafted by the head chef and chief bartender of Leicester’s award-winning Hotel Maiyango.
To round off the coffee and cake theme with a sprinkling of comedy, four unwitting members of RKH staff had their pre-prepared coffee-flavoured bakes critiqued by the culinary duo, with PR manager Becky Anderton crowned as ‘star baker’ for her hidden layered cupcake.
Long-standing RKH director David Moore has a particular affinity with Welford House due to his parents who both met and worked together at the Leicester Permanent Building Society (the building’s former occupants) back in the 1940s.
David commented on the event: “Our artisan evening was the perfect opportunity to show off our stylish new office, and to christen the social kitchen space upstairs, which was specially-made with these types of festivities in mind.”
“I knew Welford House was going to be a brilliant work space as soon as we set foot inside six months ago. Our area has certainly been maximised to its full potential, so we can’t wait to see who will be our neighbours among the rest of the building,” added RKH’s director and interior design aficionado Paul Petherick.
To find out how to get involved, and to view additional photos from the night, visit rkh.co.uk/news