FEAST It, the first end-to-end booking platform connecting the UK to the ‘hottest’ food and drink scene has secured £680,000 investment.

Created in Oxford by pals Hugo Campbell and Digby Vollrath, the start-up aims to use the investment for national expansion and to broaden its supply base beyond food and drink.

In only 12 months Feast It has already grown 400 per cent and in that time has secured a total of £1m investment.

Championing the nation’s best food and drink suppliers, Feast It provides hassle-free event catering, offering a ‘better way to entertain for any event’, from 20-person dinner parties to 40,000-capacity festivals.

Staff have worked with over 300 caterers including Patty & Bun, Hummus Bros, Grind, Hola Guacamole and The Prosecco Van.

Investors include John Ayton, co-founder of Links of London, hotel owner Jeremy Mogford, and Caper & Berry Catering founder Tim Brennan.

Co-founder Digby Vollrath said: “The UK events industry was worth over £42.3bn in 2017, with catering alone valued at over £1.5bn.

“There are over 7,000 companies offering catering in the UK and, with so much choice and noise in the industry, there is a clear need for a platform to make people’s lives easier. Feast It hand picks the best possible suppliers. We’ve done everything from a 20-person dinner party to a 40,000 person festival so far!”

Co-founder Hugo Campbell added: “From my perspective, the most satisfying part of Feast It has been the positive feedback we’ve received from event organisers, from those organising their 100th corporate event to first-time brides organising small weddings.”