Press release
27 May 2016
Yorkshire firm puts Zest into UK festivals
National cocktail company has been contracted to provide bars for ten leading UK festivals this year, a contract which is collectively worth over £100,000.
Zest Mixology, which has recently celebrated its fifth year in business, is run by successful entrepreneur, Murdo MacLeod, who runs a close-knit team to cater for a variety of events across the UK.
Having experienced a consistent 30% year-on-year growth since the company’s inception, the festival contracts add to the firm’s high profile portfolio of successful events for clients including Apple, BMW, Hilton, Volkswagen, as well as national supermarket chains such as ASDA, Tesco and Iceland.
As well as festivals and corporate functions, the business is behind some of the UK’s biggest event management companies, as well as private parties, weddings and exhibitions. To date, Zest Mixology has provided services for over 2500 events since the company launched in 2011.
Following the success of catering for eight festivals’ bars last year, Zest Mixology will continue to operate VIP cocktail bars at major festivals across the UK. This will commence at festivals next month including Yorkshire's own Leeds festival, where the Zest Mixology team will be running the Relentless bar with a range of drinks options to suit all festival-goers.
They will also be running exclusive cocktail bars at Reading, Parklife, Blue Dot Download, Wireless festival, Lovebox, Citadel and Wilderness.
Notes to the editor
For more information, contact Ellie MacDonald on 079891 59138 or email

About Zest Mixology

Zest Mixology is a first-class mobile drinks service that was founded in 2011 by Murdo MacLeod. The company delivers nationwide service for a broad range of events.
Since the company’s initial inception, it boasts an impressive 30% year-on-year growth with consistent 10% net profit. This year alone, the business is set to turnover more than £500,000.
Zest Mixology consists of a Managing Director, office manager and two experienced events specialists which ensure a consistent and professional service. From outsourced HR company, DLP, the firm has access to over 1000 bar-tenders on their database which are always available to call for numerous events across the country.
The company caters for a broad spectrum of events and has provided their services for a vast quantity of high profile names such as Apple, Microsoft, Hilton and Nescafe, as well as catering for well-known supermarket chains such as Tesco, Asda and Iceland.
In the past five years alone, the Zest Mixology team has delivered services to 2500 events, both large and small. This has resulted in them being employed for an astounding fifty events a month. As their business has flourished, they have extended their geographical reach from as far as central Scotland down to the South of England.
Zest hosts a diverse range of events including corporate functions, exhibitions, weddings, festivals and private parties. After being up and running for half a decade, the company have thrived by extending their services to villas, yachts and parties in Ibiza and mainland Europe also.
A market leader, the growing company provides customers with different types of bars, a team of award-winning cocktail mixologists and waiting staff. They also supply their clients with excellent quality furniture and beautifully-crafted glassware. Zest Mixology aims to excel every time, going above and beyond what is expected of them.
The leading-market company also operate a national team for Funkin Purees, providing and equipping trainees with excellent skills, educating them about the industry with a broad range of techniques such as interactive training.
Last year, Zest were the sole cocktail staffing supplier for MAMA group festivals, and Relentless Energy, whom they have been consultants for during the past three years. They cater for the brand by giving them an extensive range of cocktail options to choose from. These drinks are then served in numerous festivals throughout the year.
This year, as the company goes from strength to strength, they intend to double the size of the business, with major contracts with the corporate sector. They have hit the ground running this summer by supplying cocktail staff for 10 major UK festivals and providing the best quality VIP bars.
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