Rudding Park Does Dragons Den!

As part of our giving back back initiative, we're hosting a Dragon’s Den inspired event on Tuesday 23 January 2024 where Yorkshire suppliers will have an opportunity to pitch their products to key decision makers in the business, as we curate the Rudding Park VIP gifting range, due to launch in February 2024.

The dragons

The Dragons!

Each candidate will have three minutes to pitch and impress the Rudding Park ‘Dragons’ who will include; Nicola Cook (Head of Marketing), Matthew Wilkinson (Head of Kitchens), Karen Tyson (Resort General Manager), Matthew Mackaness (Managing Director) and Julia Featherstone (Head of Rooms Division).

To support local businesses, the team of ‘friendly’ Dragons are looking for a selection of high-quality Yorkshire products with a link to travel, lifestyle, food and drink, design or well-being. They must also align with sustainability and/or giving back to the community.

Julia Featherstone, Head of Rooms Division at Rudding Park explained “we always strive to surprise and delight our guests, many of whom return time and time again. It is important we recognise and reward their loyalty, so we are really excited about this initiative and I am hoping we will discover a range of new, quality products to incorporate into our VIP gifting to really WOW our guests”.

Nicola Cook, Head of Marketing at Rudding Park commented “I am conscious it can be quite challenging, particularly for smaller businesses, to get a foot in the door to showcase their products. As we are looking to revitalise our current gifting, it occurred to me that a Dragon’s Den inspired event could be great, innovative way for us to help whilst sourcing some amazing products to enhance our guest experience.”

The initiative also supports the Rudding Park Giving Back initiative; as the Rudding Park Dragons will each have a pot of Rudding Park monetary vouchers ready to ‘invest’ in charities nominated by candidates who particularly impress.

Applicants should apply here

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