A National Trust for Scotland exclusive heritage venue, Hill of Tarvit has recently been relaunched with a renewed focus on corporate events. Christina Wright takes up the post as Hospitality Manager and Kim Malherbe has been appointed as Property Manager – East Fife.
Christina has worked with the National Trust for Scotland since 2007, most recently at Haddo House in Aberdeenshire, where she successfully grew the events side of the business working with the oil and gas sector on corporate events.
Commenting on her new role, Christina said: “Hill of Tarvit is a hidden gem and I am really looking forward to working with the team to bring it into the limelight once again. We have a strong golf theme with our unique 9-hole hickory club golf course – Kingarrock - and our proximity to St Andrews, the true home of golf, which we are anticipating will prove incredibly popular in this Ryder Cup year.
Kim Malherbe brings a wealth of experience and local knowledge to her new role, having worked for five years at the University of St Andrews, managing conference, events and leisure sales and marketing. She also worked with the Edinburgh International Festival, set up her own marketing consultancy, and held an earlier hospitality role with the National Trust for Scotland.
Kim adds: “Hill of Tarvit is an amazing heritage venue with so much to offer for large events. The beautiful grounds lend themselves perfectly to outdoor activities, as well as accommodating marquees for up to 300 guests – absolutely ideal for corporate hospitality around the 2015 Open Championship in St Andrews.”
Commenting on the new appointments, Rebecca Sloan, National Hospitality Manager, National Trust for Scotland, said: “This is a very exciting time for Hill of Tarvit Mansion, with a revamp, two new key members of staff, and some exciting additions to the ways that people can enjoy the venue.
“Along with the much-loved hickory golf, guests can now play billiards and we have also introduced period parlour games, like Wink Murder and Beetle Drives, to further develop this theme. So from corporate dinners to roaring 1920s-style parties, we can’t wait to see what events Christina and Kim come up with!”
Ideally situated just ten miles from St Andrews, the venue can host a full range of events. From exclusive dinners and champagne receptions in the Great Hall to cooking demonstrations and wine tastings in the Victorian kitchen, or even corporate barbecues and family fun days on the perfectly manicured lawn, the venue can suit any occasion. The Great Hall can seat 60 for an atmospheric dinner, or 100 for a drinks reception; marquee events can hold up to 300, while family fun days and barbecues have a maximum of 500.
Hill of Tarvit Mansion is one of 19 historic properties which make up the National Trust for Scotland’s Unique Venues for Corporate Entertaining collection.