Our Story

Established in 1984, we have 33 years experience under our belt. Here's our story...

A Year of Celebrations

2016
A Year of Celebrations

Wow, what a year 2016 was… GIG was named the Fastest Growing Food Service Company by AlixPartner! We also celebrated 30 years catering at Reading and 28 years at Glastonbury Festivals!

Top-Notch Year!

2015
Top-Notch Year!

We’re 31 years old! 2015 has been one to remember; we’ve won multiple awards, secured huge contracts, seen our divisions go from strength to strength & our very own MD, Tony & Global Ops Director, Bonnie even can be found featured in Bucks Life Magazines Top 100 Inspirational Men/Women!

Music to our Ears

2014
Music to our Ears

GIG received The Queen’s Award for Enterprise in International Trade 2014; and if that wasn’t enough, we are named Buckinghamshire Business First’s ‘Company of the Year’ and ‘Exporter of the Year’! All of which we are extremely proud of – it’s been a good one!

We've rebranded

2013
We've rebranded

The year of the snake was good to us, a busy year consisting of a re-branding of GIG and our divisions as well as events and tours around the world topped off with a FSB Buckinghamshire Business Award for Service Excellence!

Triple Gold

2012
Triple Gold

Favourite Caterer at the TPI’s, Best Service Provider at the Arthur Awards and Best Caterer at Top Dog. e2B double their warehouse space and for the Olympics GIG become the first caterer with VCP status.

Additions to the family

2011
Additions to the family

Brand Infusion joins the group as partners, we win the MIMA Award for Best Brochure Intermediary Award and Favourite Caterer at the Total Production Awards.

On The Move

2010
On The Move

GIG move to Chesham to new larger premises in preparation for London 2012, Globestar Entertainment join the Group and we win the UK:Event Awards for Best Caterer.

Destination China

2009
Destination China

Our GIG Asia office opens in China. Meanwhile other highlights included cateirng for HM Elizabeth II at the opening of the South Hook Terminal in the UK.

To Qatar

2008
To Qatar

GIG Middle East opens in Doha with our partner company Dunes Catering. Plus Eat to the Beat are honoured to be recognised once more at the Total Production Awards for the 5th year in a row.

We Love what we do!

2007
We Love what we do!

Favourite Caterer at the Total Production Awards and the Silver Event Award for Event Supplier of the Year & catering at Downing Street!

There's More!

2006
There's More!

The CEA Eventia Award for Caterer of the Year & another year as Favourite Caterer at the Total Production Awards plus Roger Water’s The Wall Aftershow Party.

...And another award...

2005
...And another award...

Total Production Favourite Caterer and the Silver Event Award for Event Supplier of the Year. Catering for talented & generous artists at Live 8.

Another Award

2004
Another Award

Eat to the Beat are honoured win the Favourite Caterer at the Total Production Awards and be a part of Band Aid!

Making it official

2003
Making it official

Chevalier unleash their creative side as they become Chevalier Event Design, the Group name becomes Global Infusion Group or GIG – clever huh?! – and ETTB Inc is officially formed in the USA

GROWING!

2001
GROWING!

Client list, stock, equipment – it’s all growing and e2B need more space, so a third warehouse and office space is purchased. Festival of the Sea, Harry Potter Press Junket and Peter Cook Tribute. Bjork, Coldplay, and Elvis the Concert to list a few!

The last of the Live!

2000
The last of the Live!

Eat to the Beat win the final LIVE! Award for Favourite Caterer in the music business. GIG SPORT becomes a division all of it’s own.

Expanding

1999
Expanding

Millennium Sails is incorporated into the group and we purchase a second warehouse.

Sisters are doing it for...you

1998
Sisters are doing it for...you

Sticking with the food & beverage theme e2B Logistics is formed working with an at the time little known energy drink called Red Bull.

Favourite Caterer

1996
Favourite Caterer

Eat to the Beat are honoured with Favourite Caterer at the LIVE! Awards again and again in 1997 and catering for the Three Tenors!

Busy Busy

1994
Busy Busy

Eat to the Beat are catering on 17 tours during October alone!

Our First Award

1992
Our First Award

Eat to the Beat are awarded the title of Favourite Caterer in the Music Business at the inaugural LIVE! Awards and go on to win it in 1993 too.

Getting a Hold

1991
Getting a Hold

Eat to the Beat and Chevalier have a parent – the Intercontinental Catering Company becomes the holding company of the group.

Moved Out

1989
Moved Out

The purchase of our first industrial warehouses and office space saw ETTB and Chevalier firmly establish their presence as live event caterers.

Toning Down the Rock & Roll

1988
Toning Down the Rock & Roll

Its time to go more corporate with the formation of the Chevalier Catering Company plus the purchase of our first mobile kitchen sees ETTB branch out into Film & TV.

Growing Up!

1987
Growing Up!

Eat to the Beat are now able to cater on 5 tours simultaneously with our portable flightcased kitchens, in other news – we gave up on the potato oven!

We're Off!

1984
We're Off!

As Tony Laurenson sets off on tour with Joe Jackson and then Iron Maiden on February 7th Eat to the Beat is born providing catering for production, crew and artists.