I have been involved with the planning and management of the infrastructure of the Parade Village since 2002.
The contract to operate the bar was first let to Mainsail in 2003 and has been re-let to them on an annual basis until 2007. During this time, Joe and his team have not only invested their equipment but actively worked with the Council to develop and improve all aspects of the bar and indeed, the whole of the Parade Village.
Mainsail have recognised the importance of the Parade Village within Skandia Cowes Week and have always sought to improve on all aspects of the previous year’s operation. From customer care training for their bar and catering staff, to working with the Council to source additional sponsorship, Mainsail have approached each task with equal amounts of enthusiasm and professionalism.
I would be happy to recommend them for PR and catering provision for the 2008 event.
Business Performance and Quality Manager
Isle of Wight Council