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North East Food Fair 2014

The sun shines on Quorum Staff at our North East Food Fair

A midweek mix of locally produced food and drink arrived to delight Quorum Business Park tenants yesterday, Wednesday 21 May 2014, at its fourth annual North East Food Fair.

Over 30 stalls offering a wide selection of fresh produce and tasty treats set up shop at the eagerly-anticipated event, held on-site at the North Newcastle business park.

Tenant employees, including staff from Tesco Bank, Balfour Beatty and Insure the Box, soaked up the sunshine whilst sampling a selection of mouth-watering chocolates, cheeses, crêpes and chutneys from the traders who boasted a broad range of gourmet gifts available to purchase on the day.

Grosvenor Casino provided charitable entertainment with a pop-up casino, offering prizes to lucky winners and raising money for the Quorum’s nominated charity, Cash for Kids. Food enterprise scheme Food Nation also served up its healthier take on a British takeaway classic – the kebab.

Staff from among the 5,000 strong workforce at Quorum browsed stalls from traders including Northumbrian Smokehouse, Wildon Grange and JR Jams.

Alongside the more traditional produce, fiery-flavoured samples were offered at world cuisine stalls, offering dishes inspired by far-away lands. Crazy Fred’s were on hand for a spicy dose of chilli-infused sauces, while Zapatistas Burrito Bar staff offered up an array of Mexican-inspired food.

Sal, owner of Tasty Thai Deli and first time exhibitor, said: “I’m really excited to be a part of Quorum’s North East Food Fair this year.

“I think it’s brilliant that small, local artisan businesses get a chance to shine and showcase their produce. The food scene in the North East has exploded and people are becoming more adventurous with the foods they’re willing to try.

“My signature ‘Thai pie’ is a wonderful dish that incorporates foods from my birth country, Thailand, and my home region. So far, they’ve been a huge hit in the North East and one day I may even take it global.”

Quorum Business Park events and sustainability manager Laura Barber concluded: “We’ve seen an even bigger turnout this year than ever before which has made the food fair another great success for all involved. I’m sure there will be plenty of indulgence over the Bank Holiday thanks to the tasty treats on offer today!”

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Army Reserves Open Day Causes a Stir in Q9

Our local Army Reserve Centre the 101 Northumbrian Regiment Royal Artillery visited Quorum to promote the benfits of joining the Army Reserves

Employers and employees had the opportunity to engage with serving members of the Army Reserve and view equipment used by the regiment which was stationed outside of Q12

In the run up to the event, pop up stalls were stationed in receptions across the park and as well as in the retail park where our Bike Hub is usually held.

Brigadier Mark Ferron of the 101 Northumbrian Regiment said ‘It was a great day today and we were really pleased to see how engaged staff were in learning about the benefits of joining the Army Reserves

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Quorum Global World Cup Event

Win a National Football Strip by sharing your Country of Birth!

Here at Quorum we’re really proud of how diverse we are with a wealth of nationalities working across the park. To show just how proud, we’re celebrating with a Quorum competition with a World Cup flavour. Email your city and country of birth to hub@quorumbp.co.uk, and add your preferred football strip.

Born in the UK? Don’t despair, you’re still eligible to enter!

Winners will be announced in time for the World Cup on 12th June.

*An additional spot prize will be given to the Quorum employee born the furthest away from Quorum.

** Must be a World Cup Team Shirt