Breaking News: Kate Nicholls, CEO of new industry body UKHospitality to speak at Arena Savoy Lecture

By Berenice, Thursday 22 February 2018

Today, a powerful, single unified body, UKHospitality has been created and we are delighted to announce that Kate Nicholls, UKHospitality’s CEO will update industry colleagues on the vision and objectives of the new organisation at the Arena Savoy Lecture 2018.

UKHospitality is the result of the merger between the UK’s two major hospitality organisations – the ALMR (Association of Licensed Multiple Retailers and the BHA (British Hospitality Association). UKHospitality will form a powerful voice to support the dynamic hospitality sector.  Worth £130bn, the hospitality industry is the third-largest private sector employer in the UK; double the size of financial services and bigger than automotive, pharmaceuticals and aerospace combined.  It also generates £38bn in tax for the exchequer and last year accounted for one in eight of all new jobs.

Kate will explain the association’s role and responsibilities and how it will effectively represent all the major sub-sectors of hospitality. She will also outline the key issues impacting the industry and UKHospitality’s agenda for influencing government and creating a greater presence in the national media.

Attendees at the Arena Savoy Lecture will also hear from Simon Townsend, Ei Group’s CEO.  Simon will give an insight into the UK’s largest pub company and fastest growing managed-house business.  He will explain its significant shift in model and strategy and the genuine opportunities available to sector suppliers and partners.

The popular Arena event has a strong reputation for facilitating beneficial interaction between foodservice and hospitality professionals.  Attendees will also enjoy the five-star hospitality of one of London’s most iconic hotels, The Savoy, including a drinks reception and three-course dinner with wine.

Don’t miss out! Tickets are available now.  Click here for more information and to buy tickets online or contact Lorraine Wood by email or on 07803 853 618.