Edinburgh’s landmark venue, The Hub, experienced a record year in 2018 with an increase in revenue of around 20%.
As a popular location for corporate events, conferences and weddings, The Hub has seen total sales of almost £1,000,000, with the venue’s busiest ever month in May and another record-breaking month forecast for November 2018.
Success for the business has come on the back of a change in focus, including the new business model of hiring the whole building, including the café, for larger events. The Hub has seen significant hires in recent years, including general manager, Fi Morley; head of hospitality Martin Burns; and business development consultant, Colin Horsburgh.
Fi Morley, general manager, said: “Like many other venues in Edinburgh, we have had a strong 2018, with two record-breaking months and a strong beginning to 2019 already in prospect. The flexibility of our venue, plus service standards, reputation and repeat business, all have a part to play in our business growth.
The Cafe Hub remains a popular spot for drop-in ‘Hubmade’ treats and the space is also a great location for events. Like the rest of the building, it always stuns visitors with its mix of architecture and design alongside high quality food and service.”
Figures for 2018 saw The Hub generate £929,000 of sales against £777,000 in 2017 with sales for November 2018 forecast at almost £250,000.
The Hub, situated at the top of the historic Royal Mile, is one of Edinburgh’s most dramatic venues. The Grade A Listed building is renowned for its integration of contemporary design and facilities within classical Victorian architecture. It has a richly decorated Main Hall, elegant Dunard Library and vibrant Cafe Hub, which are ideal for gala dinners, weddings, ceilidhs, exhibitions and special events that demand a flexible space and creative edge.