Testimonials

We are always truly delighted when we hear great feedback. If you would like to share your experience with us, please get in touch.

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Jonas Hotel

“In my role of Referee Liaison Officer for the Youdan Trophy, an International Football tournament held in Sheffield, myself and my team of 32 referees from 13 countries had the pleasure of being the first occupants of the Jonas Hotel throughout the first week in August.  Having travelled all over Europe attending tournaments of this nature, there is little doubt in my mind that Jonas provided the perfect venue and I had nothing but compliments from my referees in terms of the excellence of the venue and the facilities.

The bedrooms are of the highest standard; the coffee bar, games room and TV areas allowed much deserved downtime and social space, and the multitude of meeting rooms provided an excellent facility for small group meetings.  Equally importantly, the staff were welcoming, helpful and professional

I have no hesitation in recommending Jones Hotel and I have no doubt that we will be back for the Youdan Trophy 2018.”
Andy Hogg, Referee Liaison, Youdan Trophy

Halifax Hall

“The attendees were very impressed with the quality of the organisation, the food and the accommodation.  The welcome packs also went down a treat. The team were attentive and professional; nothing was too much trouble.”
Sarah A Fulton Tindall, The Russell Partnership

“I want to  really praise the Halifax Hall hotel staff all of them. Wonderful service Saturday night and again at breakfast on Sunday , lovely location, good food  great value for money at the alumni discount rates. Particularly I would like to thank the duty manager who looked after our event Frankie and Receptionist Emily. One of our friends has symptoms of Alzheimers and he told the staff because he was having difficulty finding his room. This was very sensitively handled.”
– Roy Hurling

Inox

“The food, both at lunch, coffee time and particularly in the evening was top class, living up to its award winning status. I can’t think of anywhere else that I’ve been which looked so fantastic. The space was perfect for keeping everyone together and the party had a real buzz about it.”
– HLM Architects

“The event was a great success. Venue, food and service was truly of a great standard and everyone had good time. I must say Inox staff (each and everyone) were so professional yet friendly and very helpful.”
– Vandana & Ajay Vora

“You managed our last minute changes to the layout of The Discovery Room without issue and dealt with anything which cropped up on the day and in the evening – the attitude of all of your staff was amazing. Wherever we turned, there was a member of your team so willing to help.”
– HLM Architects

“Thank you for an absolutely perfect evening – a fabulous setting, delicious cocktails and wines, and superb food and service. Everything went seamlessly and faultlessly, and we could not have wished for anything better… I think that it will go down in memory as one of the most special and best nights out ever!”
– Karen Flowers 

“A little email to say huge thanks for your support of Saturday’s conference. It was a very successful day and the University was represented superbly all round, thanks to the co-ordinated input from all sides to overcome the various planning ‘challenges’ we have faced along the way!”
– Outreach and Widening Participation, The University of Sheffield

Firth Hall

“What an amazing space and what amazing food!”
– Bluebell Woods Children’s Hospice

“It was a great success, both the day event and the dinner. Thank-you to you and the team for all your help in organising the dinner and setting up and serving on the evening. The atmosphere was just right and it was really great that we were able to use the marquee, especially as the heavens opened about 7pm. I look forward to working with you again, and we may be more organised at our end next time.”
– Luke Marsden, Departmental Administration Manager at The University of Sheffield

Octagon

“Many thanks for all of the support and help you gave us today. We had a great day and appreciate all the hard work from you and your team that made it all a success.”
– Deborah Cardwell, Managing Director at UBC Worldwide

“I just wanted to thank you for all your assistance prior to the dinner last night and on the night itself. The food, venue and professionalism of the staff were all first class and all of our guests requested that we pass on their thanks. We hope to see you again soon’
– The CBI’s (Confederation of British Industry’s)

The Edge

“Thank you so much for all your help with organizing Headstart this summer. We had great feedback and the staff at the Edge were brilliant. Please pass on my thanks to everyone who worked on the reception desk, particularly on the Sunday. Also, thanks to all of the catering staff for providing all the meals, we had big thumbs up for all the food.”
– Natalka Shackley, Faculty of Engineering, The University of Sheffield

The Ridge

From first contact, the event organiser was professional, efficient and made sure that everything was exactly what I wanted. We had around 120 delegates on the day and the feedback I received was excellent, all very impressed with the venue and the quality of the catering. The venue staff could not do enough for us and were all extremely helpful. We were so impressed I’ve have decided to use The University of Sheffield again this year.”
Caroline Holland, VetsNow Ltd

Accommodation

 “I just wanted to thank you for helping facilitate an absolutely belting weekend for my brother’s Stag. The service we got the whole weekend was second to none, unbelievably good value too. All the staff we met were super friendly, welcoming, and not in the least bit bothered by some slightly ridiculous behaviour from members of our crew!

We are already booking tickets for Tramlines next year and plan to book the same exact arrangement with you too so I’ll be in touch in a few months’ time.”
Daniel Stock

 

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Firth Hall

“We have had so many comments about how great the venue was, how helpful the staff were and how delicious the food was. Your team worked so hard for us and really made our day.”
– Kat & Stephen Rushe

“Thank you for all your advice and help in making our wedding day so special. Everybody was so friendly and helpful on the day. Everything went to plan and we had a perfect day!”
– Caroline & John

“Thank you so much for the incredible job you did of our wedding at Firth Court. Every last touch was perfect and many guests commented on how attentive the staff were and how seamless the service was. You really did go above and beyond and you certainly helped to ease my nerves in the run up”
– Clare & Ben Drury

We just wanted to drop you a short note, to thank you and your team for the amazing job you all did. The evening was a roaring success and everyone was suitably impressed with both the food and the way they were served, so our thanks to the chef and serving team. Your patience, help and attention to detail ensured that our evening went off hitch free and everybody had an amazing time. So thank you so much.
– Nick & Sharon

I can’t begin to tell you how great everyone was, they solved a few problems for me and couldn’t have been nicer.  It was a stressful evening for me but their profiessonalism made it go so smoothly.  I really can’t thank everyone enough!
– Philip Strafford Dip CIPR, Communications and Marketing Officer at the University of Sheffield

“We just wanted to say a really big thank you for all that you did to ensure our wedding day went to plan. We loved every minute of it and felt you did a great job in allowing it to run smoothly. Right from when we booked Firth Court as our venue you made the planning so much easier and never failed to answer my numerous emails promptly.
You are brilliant at your job and make your clients feel as though their event is the only one on the calendar.”

–  Bethany & Andrew Crookes

The Edge

“We have nothing but praise as to how everything was organised at The Edge. The buffet was of a very high standard and a number of guests commented that it was the best finger buffet they had ever had.”
– Elizabeth Fowler, Mother of the Bride

Inox

“I just wanted to say my friends and I had a wonderful lunch today at Inox. The food was delicious and the atmosphere was relaxing and convivial. We were looked after very well by all the staff. A splendid lunch. Thank you.”
– Fi Berry, Blue Yonder

“I wanted to let you know that the party has been AMAZING! Everything has been perfect! Nick was so surprised and so happy! All our friends had a good time too. The food was delicious and all the organisation has been brilliant. Many many thanks.”
– Claire Lux

“Just wanted to thank  you for a lovely Christmas lunch at Inox, the food and service were excellent. It  was the best quality food we have received for Christmas lunch – thank  you for everyone’s efforts.”
– Melanie Stapleton

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“The food was set out so well and the displays were so professional. All of the food I tasted was delicious and people I spoke to said the same. The staff were so polite and knowledgeable. I cannot fault anything about the event.”
Sue Spriggs, Research Administrator at the University of Sheffield

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“I just wanted to say a big thank you for the lunch you put on for us today – there were lots of compliments about the variety of great tasting food and the new menu was a big hit.”
Claire Hudson, Administrator at The University of Sheffield

“Thank you very much for the catering yesterday, it all went well and
everybody complimented the food. The afternoon cakes were amazing though much bigger than I was expecting!”
– Karen El-Arifi , The University of Sheffield

“I just wanted to let you know that the event we had on 29 April went really, really well.  The afternoon tea (including the cake stands!) made it look just as we had wanted.  We had a lot of good comments from our guests eg ‘it’s the best scone I’ve ever tasted’ and many on the lines of ‘this is very refined’ and ‘how lovely – what a nice idea’.

“The ladies from your team who were there on the day were excellent – very helpful, which all helped to make the afternoon a huge success.  – Thanks to all involved”.
– Sue Carter,  Administration Manager, The University of Sheffield

“I would just like to say a HUGE thank you to your team yesterday.  They were absolutely brilliant – very engaging, professional and gave me advise on anything I asked of them, they were all happy to assist.
They made the day go very smoothly and everyone loved the food!  Next time I would order more!”
– Sharon Haughton,  HR Assistant, The University of Sheffield

“I’ve already tweeted it but I just say again how pleased I was with the catering for my conference. Everything arrived on time, was well presented and excellent quality. The salad lunches went down a storm with delegates – several seasoned academics said it was quite the best conference lunch they had ever had.

I also liked being able to order online, check my orders online, and the one minor amendment I had to make was very promptly dealt with”.
– Jane Hodson,  Senior Lecturer in Language and Literature, The University of Sheffield

“Please could you convey our thanks to your team for the excellent catering they provided for the Dutch and Flemish Cultural Studies Symposium. The ‘Up-Tempo Finger Buffet’ was especially well received and there were many comments about the superior quality of the food, especially your signature sausage rolls and the feta and courgette parcels.
 
Thank you too for the special lunch you provided for our visiting performance artist. She asked where we had sourced the meal and was impressed when I told her it had come from the University-based caterers.
 
Please can you especially thank your delivery staff, especially the patient man who took the lunch back into the refrigerated van for hour an hour to keep it cool that bit longer!
 
We really couldn’t done what we did without your help.”
– Dr Alison Teale, Quality Management Receptionist / Clerical Assistant, The University of Sheffield

“Thanks also to all the gUSto staff, they were all very professional, helpful and kind as always!”
– Dr Marcia Vera-Espinoza, Postdoctoral Research Associate,  The University of Sheffield

“The delivered hospitality catering for the Prokhorov Conference on May 26th & 27th was excellent and all the practicalities went without a hitch.

Please convey our thanks to the chefs and those who delivered, set up and cleared away the event & to the gUSto sales team for all their patience during the planning; we really could not do what we do without your amazing help!”
– Dr Alison Teale, Quality Management Receptionist / Clerical Assistant,  The University of Sheffield

“The range of food offered, quality of the food, the excellent service from the staff and the online booking system is very good, it runs smoothly and very efficiently.

The N8 Board travel to other universities in the country and it was mentioned this morning that the attendees at that meeting said the catering here in Sheffield is the best they have had. I just wanted to offer praise and thanks as I don’t think it happens enough.

Keep up the excellent work and please do pass this email onto your staff, they are all a credit and an excellent team”.
– Debbie Cockerill, Personal Assistant to Professor Dave Petley, Vice-President for Research & Innovation, University of Sheffield

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“Coffee from Jessop Café is always a good accompaniment for good meetings and my writing!”
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“Love the cappuccino’s you guys make.”
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“I love the level of love that goes into the coffee at Jessop Café. The staff here are A*.”
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“No idea how many times the points on my GeniUS Card has saved me when I just want a cup of coffee.”
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“Fantastic gluten free range at the IC Café.”
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“Chai latte (vanilla) makes me happy. So good!”
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