D&AD takes legal action over awards catering

D&AD has apologised for the "unbelievable nightmare" of its catering arrangements at last month's D&AD Awards and is taking legal action to recover compensation from the caterers.

D&AD Awards...legal action against caterers
D&AD Awards...legal action against caterers

After receiving damning feedback from those who attended the awards about the levels of staffing at the bar and the lack of food, Simon Waterfall, the president of D&AD, has written to guests to say it will refund money to those who attended.

Waterfall said in the letter: "We hope you will appreciate the disappointment that we feel. This has left us with a terrible sense of frustration and anger."

This year's Awards were held at the Royal Festival Hall on 15 May. There were complaints about bar service and food, after a switch this year from a sit-down meal to a more informal arrangement.


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