Premier Crew started life over 20 years ago as a corporate events and catering company in Hertfordshire, serving a range of businesses, alongside being the sole caterer for the local university’s overseas student division. Premier Crew expanded its focus to include weddings during 2005 and quickly gained a reputation for creating spectacular weddings across Essex, Hertfordshire and the surrounding areas.
The company was founded by Naomi PittRoche, who sadly passed away following a short battle with cancer in early 2020. Naomi is fondly described as “the ultimate party girl” and very much devoted her life to making sure that people enjoyed themselves at any event or party setting. Her original strapline for the business was “bringing people and good times together” and she was determined to build a company that focused on doing that extremely well.
From its inception, the company has held a strong set of values and beliefs close to its heart, which have helped to make it successful. Premier Crew has always believed in the importance of the success of the entire event and there are many examples where the company has “saved the day” by resolving issues with other suppliers and elements of the event. This has meant that they manage everything so smoothly that there is no need to hire an additional event planner.
Over the years Premier Crew has worked hard to develop relationships with an array of suppliers and venues in Essex, Hertfordshire and London. They have also become a recognised specialist in marquee/outside weddings and events, which some companies have found difficult given the challenges that outside working presents.
In 2010, Premier Crew outgrew its premises in Baddow and moved to Martels in Barnston, where the business is headquartered today. Their facilities include a purpose-built commercial kitchen, meeting rooms and a tasting facility.
The company has always recognised the importance of people in delivering successful events. Premier Crew has provided significant employment opportunities in the local area and provides casual work to over 100 young people every year. In addition, they have successfully managed to attract, recruit and retain some of the best chefs in Essex.
Today, Premier Crew typically delivers over 250 events annually, ranging from large weddings and corporate events, through to smaller weddings, parties and BBQs. The team are very proud of their reputation and track record, which they’ve worked hard to build and maintain.