Simon Townsend to discuss genuine opportunities for suppliers to work with Ei Group at Savoy Lecture

By Berenice, Monday 12 March 2018

Sustainability has undoubtedly brought suppliers and operators closer together as they seek robust and innovative solutions to deliver sustainable supply chains and business practices. At the Arena Savoy Lecture on Monday 16 April, Simon Townsend, CEO of the largest pub company in the UK, Ei Group, will discuss the genuine opportunities for sector suppliers and partners to work with the business, following its significant shift in model and strategy and introduction of a central purchasing function.

Ei Group is committed to working within the framework of an ethical purchasing policy. It’s dedicated procurement team works closely with key suppliers to ensure they share similar values, have the highest standards of ethical business decisions and practices, and that sustainability is considered as part of the procurement process. In its managed estate, Ei Group seeks to promote relationships with local suppliers, where this is possible and beneficial to its customers. It also aims, where practical, for its managed pubs to stock at least one local real ale.

Attendees will also hear from Kate Nicholls, the CEO of the newly-formed industry body, UKHospitality, created from the merger of the ALMR and BHA. Kate will address the industry’s key challenges and explain the vision and objectives of UKHospitality and how it will provide a powerful, unified voice to support all sectors of hospitality and drive continued growth.

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.                              

The combination of Kate's industry address and Simon's insight into the transformation of the largest pub company in the UK will provide you with valuable information which could potentially help grow your business within this dynamic industry.

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