AAK UK Foodservice provides a wide and versatile portfolio of professional cooking products. From market leading high performance long life cooking oil Prep, to the exciting and extensive range of Lion Sauces! With AAK in your professional kitchen you have quality on your side.
Access Hospitality (part of The Access Group) is proud to work with over 1,200 UK hospitality operators, helping them reduce costs, improve staff engagement and ultimately deliver better guest experiences. Our products cover everything from reservations and table management to EPoS, workforce management, property maintenance, purchase to pay, kitchen management and finance management. Our mission is to support the growth and day-to-day operations of hospitality providers to improve performance, increase cost efficiency and drive productivity. By automating time-consuming processes through one single trusted technology provider, Access Hospitality enables you and your team to focus on delivering a first-class guest experience.
Best Food Logistics is the UK’s leading provider of food service logistics to the hospitality market. We are uniquely serviced focused and operate the UK’s only multi temperature, shared customer delivery network. We operate our own depots, utilising our own systems, with our own people delivering on our own fleet, meaning we have total control of our Supply Chain and its performance to our customers. #OnTimeNeverEarly
Bestway Wholesale which owns Bestway and Batleys depots, is the largest privately owned food and drink wholesaler in the UK specialising in providing a comprehensive one-stop-shop solution to the hospitality sector. We have been around for over 45 years, and are independent wholesalers working across hospitality and in the heart of the community to provide food, drink, services and advice to businesses across the UK. Despite being independent, we have huge scale.
As one of the UK’s leading foodservice providers, we share our customers’ passion for great food. But our passion doesn’t stop there. We’re 100% dedicated to delivering service excellence, making life easier and helping our customers grow.
- Our 13,000 strong product range includes the best of both own brand and leading foodservice brands.
- Our 22 UK depots offer a truly local service – the majority are no more than 80 miles from their customers.
- We offer comprehensive range of carefully selected wines, as well as beers, ciders and spirits.
- We also provide quality catering equipment, everything from cutlery to cookware, cleaning and disposables.
Upgrading Dairy since 2012.
Figure-skater turned entrepreneur, Natasha Bowes, founded Biotiful Dairy to fulfil her dream of introducing kefir to the UK. Knowing first hand all the benefits cultured milk can bring, the brand was built to upgrade dairy with better taste and nutrition for everyone, every day. Biotiful Dairy produce cultured dairy drinks and snacks using British milk and the ancient method of fermentation. For cultured milk drinks and snacks that are naturally lower in sugar, full of gut-friendly cultures and high in protein.
Biscuits. One of life’s little joys and our greatest passion for over thirty five years. Everyone at Border is personally responsible for outstanding quality, whether they’re sourcing ingredients, weighing, mixing, baking or packing. We believe our biscuits should be nothing short of exceptional and we’re proud to make them just that. Our Famous Flavours are grounded upon authentic family recipes which have been meticulously developed over the years.
Britvic Soft Drinks
Bunzl Catering & Hospitality Division is the UK’s leading supplier of disposables, catering equipment and guest amenities to all sectors of the catering and hospitality industry. The businesses that form part of the Bunzl Catering & Hospitality Division offer an extensive nationwide distribution network, providing the most comprehensive range in the marketplace.
Casual Dining is the award-winning trade show for pubs, bars and restaurants. The Casual Dining show gives senior decision makers the unique opportunity to discover new products and trends for their business, hear keynotes from the biggest names in restaurants and pubs, and all whilst networking with the who’s who of the industry! For more information please visit www.casualdiningshow.co.uk
Caterer & Hotelkeeper
CESA (Catering Equipment Suppliers' Association) is the leading voice for the Catering Equipment Industry. It is on hand to provide information and advice for, and on behalf of, over 170 companies who manufacture, service and supply equipment and tableware. CESA is also able to give up to date technical and policy information.
CGA is the leading business intelligence and strategic consultancy provider for the ‘out of home’ leisure market in the United Kingdom and United States. We live, love, breathe our industry: harnessing our passion and knowledge of consumer insight and market measurement to help our clients make smarter and more informed decisions. Learn more: www.cga.co.uk
We are CH&CO. We create uplifting catering and hospitality experiences across all life stages and locations, including workplaces, destinations, venues, events, education, livery and healthcare. We push boundaries and our mindful approach to sourcing, preparing and presenting food ensures every experience we deliver, and you share, is simple, smart and stirring.
CH&CO employs over 6,200 people at more than 750 locations across the UK and Ireland and holds a Royal Warrant for catering services to HM The Queen.
Chef Direct was created to specifically cater for the unique needs of Foodservice operators. Our aim is to build a bespoke one-stop supply chain solution for your business.
As part of the Booker Group, our customers can benefit from Booker's scale as the U.K's largest food wholesaler, whilst utilising Chef Direct's industry leading logistics capabilities.
Cirkle is the UK’s current trade PR Agency of the Year*, with a host of blue chip clients across foodservice, retail trade and consumer sectors. The multi-award-winning agency has the largest food and drink trade team in the country, working with clients such as Premier Foods, GSK, Kerry Foods, PepsiCo and Mission Foods.
*Second consecutive year holding the title as Grocer Trade PR Agency of the Year
Commercial Kitchen is the two days a year where the who’s who of equipment buyers come together in one focused, dedicated environment to meet the industry’s most innovative suppliers, discover the latest innovations, network and be inspired by unmissable keynotes. For more information please visit www.commercialkitchenshow.co.uk
Compass Group - UK & Ireland
Focused on delivering excellent service to independent caterers, Country Range Group provides our 16 members with all the benefits of a professional buying Group including exclusive access to the Country Range professional catering brand. The Stir It Up magazine also provides caterers with the latest news, products and promotions.
Creed Foodservice is an independent, family-owned delivered foodservice wholesaler, offering independent and group customers products from across the grocery, chilled, frozen, butchery, fresh produce and non-food categories, all delivered on one vehicle. With expertise in education, care, leisure and hospitality sectors, Creed has a thorough understanding of customers’ added value needs.
DCS GROUP UK is the official distributor and supply chain partner for renowned FMCG brands including P&G, Gillette, Unilever, Colgate-Palmolive, J&J, SC Johnson, Cussons and many more household names. A UK Top 250 privately owned company, with expertise in providing customers with an innovative and unrivalled supply of market leading branded products.
For more than 30 years Délifrance has been developing bread, viennoiserie, pastry and savoury products for foodservice providers, retailers and bakers in about 100 countries around the world. Using our heritage, artisan techniques, baking tradition and our exacting standards of taste and quality, we help our customers around the world attract, satisfy and delight their consumers at each moment of the day.
Diversified Communications UK is a fast growing trade event organiser and publisher. Key events include Casual Dining - the multi-award-winning trade event for the casual dining sector, lunch! - the multi-award-winning contemporary food to go show and Commercial Kitchen - the UK’s only trade show dedicated to the running of effective, profitable kitchen operations. Diversified Communications UK is part of Diversified Communications, a leading international media company with sector leading exhibitions, conferences, publications and websites.
Elior operates high-profile catering contracts across the B&I, health & care home, defence, education, stadia and heritage sectors. It provides customers with a bespoke offer that focuses on great food, drink and customer service and couples it with the benefits that a large company brings. Elior UK is part of Elior Group which operates worldwide with annual revenues of €6,422 million.
EMW is a commercial law firm. We offer a full portfolio of legal services, including advice on commercial contracts and trading agreements, help with arrangements surrounding buying, selling or leasing a property, advice on employment issues, assistance with protecting intellectual property, guidance when acquiring or disposing of a business and licencing and regulatory issues. Our clients range from global brands to corporate manufactures, family producers, SMEs and start-ups.
Fourth employs 250 people, with offices in London, Cheshire, Connecticut, New York and Ukraine. Fourth is the leading global provider of completely integrated cloud-based solutions for the hospitality and hotel industries covering Labour & Payroll and Inventory & Purchase-to-Pay. Its solutions are used in 54 countries and it has over 1000 customers.
Fresh Montgomery is a market-leading events business. Founded in 1999, it is now part of the Montgomery Group that has been running face-to-face events since 1895. Montgomery is the largest privately owned events business in the UK. We are proud of what we do and work hard to stage innovative, stand-out events for the UK and international foodservice, hospitality & retail industries. Our shows include Hotelympia, The Great Hospitality Show, ScotHot, IFEX, IFE, The Speciality & Fine Food Fair – and many more.
FWD is the representative body for the UK food and drink distributors who supply and support over 330,000 foodservice operators. We speak for members in the formulation of Government policy and legislation, promote the foodservice opportunity to product suppliers, and bring supply chain partners together to facilitate more efficient distribution and better understanding of the market and its customers.
H2O Publishing Ltd.
Hospitality Action is the trade charity offering a crucial lifeline to people of all ages, working and retired, from the hospitality industry. Whether they are approached by a chef, housekeeper, school cook or waiter, Hospitality Action will endeavour to support, whatever the difficulty.
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HRC is the UK's premier foodservice and hospitality event that has been an integral part of the UK market for over 80 years. It is the only event that brings together such a broad cross section of the hospitality and foodservice community, attracting more suppliers from catering equipment, food and drink, interiors, tableware, technology, waste management and operators from across the foodservice spectrum than any other event. HRC delivers innovation and networking opportunities for exhibitors and visitors that can't be found anywhere else on this scale.
In 2016 Hotelympia (the former HRC) was highly commended in the prestigious AEO Excellence Awards for Tradeshow Exhibition over 2000m².
Ian Macleod Distillers Ltd.
IGD is a research and training charity which sits at the heart of the food and grocery industry. It has a trading subsidiary that provides commercial services. The profits from these commercial services fund the charity.
Invest Northern Ireland
ISS Facility Services Food and Hospitality
jellybean is a leading independent foodservice agency comprised of a dedicated team of food and drink marketing professionals. We devise communication strategies for some of the biggest brands in hospitality. For 28 years jellybean has had an exemplary reputation for delivering strategic and creative marketing that really helps brands grow out of home.
KAM Media are research, data and insight experts specialising in foodservice, convenience retail and the wholesale industry. Whether your customer is the end consumer, an independent retailer or a hospitality operator, understanding and influencing every point in the customer journey is vital to any business. Our research and insight services are designed to help you better understand who, why, where and how to create impactful and engaging customer experiences which deliver happy customer and ultimately grow sales.
Kerry is the total food & beverage partner empowering foodservice professionals through menu & product development. Through our unique Taste & Nutrition positioning and our applications & insight expertise, we enable our customers to prosper in a constantly changing marketplace.
KP Snacks is part of the Intersnack Group, a family owned, private company that is a long-term investor in its brands, factories and people. KP Snacks has an extensive portfolio of iconic UK brands for all of the family, including McCoy's, Hula Hoops, Pom Bear, KP Nuts, Phileas Fogg and many more. KP is the chosen snack experts, enriching lives every day.
Kraft Heinz Foodservice is the name behind a world-class portfolio of brands. From our renowned condiments, soups and dressings to our new brand of nuts, our products are designed to inspire chefs, excite consumers and innovate menus.
We are a 100% farmer-owned, farmer-controlled Irish dairy co-operative with a proud heritage of excellence in dairy farming. For over 100 years we have been processing the highest quality, natural, wholesome and nutritious milk, produced in the way nature intended – from cows grazing freely on natural grass grown on the lush pastures of family owned farms – into a range of value-added dairy products.
Lumina Intelligence inspires the global food and drink sectors with deep, actionable insights powered by the best analytics technology. We combine advanced analytics and expert insight to explain every measure of consumer behaviour within the hospitality markets. Our team of experts are deeply engaged in food and drink and we support our partners with data subscription solutions, insights and reports, as well as bespoke projects tailored to your needs.
lunch! is a truly unique trade show that brings the entire industry together. Packed full of everything you need to take your food-to-go offering to the next level – from delicious new food and drink and innovative packaging solutions to leading keynotes and unrivalled networking. For more information please visit www.lunchshow.co.uk
The UK’s largest independent coffee roaster, working across the UK and Ireland to provide market leading ethical coffees. From hand roasted single origins to launching the world’s first triple certified espresso blend, we have all the equipment, training, insight and ancillary product you may ever need to serve the perfect cup!
McCain works in close partnership with distributors, chefs and caterers across the UK, offering trusted frozen foodservice solutions for thousands of pubs, restaurants, hospitals and schools. With over 50 years’ experience and a commitment to quality right through the supply chain, McCain is proud to be supporting the foodservice industry to get back in the game and accelerate their performance as they emerge from months of Covid-related closures.
We’re the world’s largest supplier of herbs and spices, developing great flavours for over 125 years. It’s our passion, and we strive to bring you the top trends and ingredients of the future with our annual Flavour Forecast report. Our brands include the renowned Schwartz herbs, spices and seasonings and America’s favourites, Frank’s RedHot and French’s. We’re also proud to say that we’re the supplier partner of choice to some of the world’s leading restaurant brands.
A 4th generation family business built on over 100 years of food innovation, with a wealth of experience in developing bespoke flavour and functional products, combined with world class manufacturing capabilities. Creating a wide range of value added solutions for our customers, from seasonings, coatings, herb & spice blends, to sauces, marinades, functional and bakery ingredients, in a variety of packaging formats, tailored for our customers. Customer focus, technical excellence and culinary flair are the cornerstone of our business.
Nutritics is your all in one software solution for recipe management and food labelling. Our modern software is becoming the new industry standard and is already delivering a strong return on investment to our customers. If you'd like to learn more about reducing cost, facilitating food labelling compliance with Natasha's Law, improving your customer experience or optimising back of house communication and efficiency please contact us on 0203 0372659 or firstname.lastname@example.org
OLIO helps organisations of any size to become zero food waste businesses. Through OLIO’s Food Waste Heroes programme, comprising of over 6,000 food safety trained volunteers, surplus food is safely collected from businesses in industries such as hospitality, catering, foodservice, offices and retail and then redistributed and shared within local communities through the OLIO app. To date over 270 UK businesses have shared over 70,000 meals a month – meals that would otherwise have gone to waste.
Pan’ Artisan manufactures dough -based products for UK food service including doughballs, pizza bases, topped pizzas and specialty breads, supplemented by an extensive range of exclusively imported Italian wood fired pizzas, pinsas and focaccia romana. We have a preeminent position in our market for product quality, on-trend innovation and customer development /training supported by our team of development chefs. We target to harness traditional, authentic recipes with influences from around the world to generate unique, custom products for our customers.
Pelican is one of the UK’s leading experts in procurement for the hospitality, education and private healthcare sectors. The business manages the purchasing requirements of its customers,with a strong focus on delivering greater productivity, better efficiency and increased profitability across a number of purchasing categories.
Peter is an expert on the structure and dynamics of the foodservice sector and its supply chain, both in the UK and internationally. With over 30 years’ experience of analysing the market with data-driven insight, his forthright and challenging views are greatly valued by C-suite executives and investors.
He often speaks at major industry conferences and is regularly quoted in the national and broadcast media on topics such as casual dining, eating out trends and delivery. www.peterbackmanfs.com
Portion Solutions is the new name for two experienced businesses, Single Source and CustomPack, combining their expertise to deliver innovative, cost effective portion solutions across the foodservice, wholesale and custom pack market. Supplying a wide range of perfectly portioned sachet solutions, from sugar and sweetener through to sauces and condiments, breakfast goods and sweet snacks. Our expertise in personalisation means that you can have your logo on your sachets to maximise your brand experience.
THE JUICEBURST™ MISSION
We are refreshingly no-nonsense juice without compromise.JUICEBURST™ not only packs a punch on flavour, but also contains no added sugar, and no artificial colours, flavour or sweeteners. What’s more, every bottle is packed with so much fruit juice it counts as one of your five a day.
London born brand, Firefly, has been leading the way since 2003 with its range of great tasting, revitalising juice drinks boosted with botanical extracts. In 2015, Firefly underwent a vibrant redesign. The iconic bottles with their synonymous black and white imagery now feature a new Firefly symbol, botanical drawings and even better flavours.
Red Bull is the UK’s number one energy drink and one of the world’s most revered consumer brands. Now available in 171 countries, over 75 billion cans of Red Bull have been consumed since the product's inception. Red Bull’s mission statement is to be a leader and innovator in its category and to present consumers globally the choice to enjoy the Red Bull portfolio in both Energy and Sugarfree variants, as well as a range of innovative flavour profiles via its highly successful Edition’s portfolio, available in Watermelon, Coconut & Berry, Tropical Fruits and Cactus variants, offering wiiings for every taste.
RSPCA Assured is the RSPCA’s farm assurance scheme and ethical food label dedicated to higher farm animal welfare.
The use of the RSPCA Assured label makes it easy to recognise products from animals that have had a better life. It raises consumer awareness, builds confidence and trust in the provenance and traceability of the supply chain and supports the CSR aspirations of companies involved with the scheme.
The Smart Group is a dynamic collection of hospitality, catering and event management businesses with over 20 years’ experience; founded and led by CEO, Greg Lawson, and consisting of Smart Christmas Parties, Smart Live, Smart Hospitality, Smart Sport, Moving Venue and Battersea Evolution. Smart Group is also the sole in-house caterers of several venues across the capital including Landing Forty Two and Here East. The Group has hosted, catered and managed a huge variety of events, from international sporting events such as the Royal Ascot Village, Olympics & Wimbledon to corporate and charitable functions including the Sports Industry Awards, as well as Christmas parties for Mercedes-Benz Formula One and conferences for Adobe and Google.
Sodexo is the world’s largest services provider and the 18th largest employer worldwide. In the UK and Ireland its 35,000 people deliver quality of life services to clients at some 2,300 locations in the corporate, healthcare, education, leisure, justice and defence sectors.
Symington’s Foodservice – Making Great Food Simple! We are a market leading branded and own label provider of ambient meal solutions out of home “delivering great flavour and taste ALWAYS”. Our production facilities are based in the UK. Our brands include Naked Noodle, Naked Rice, Mugshot, Oatburst. We have a huge breadth of capabilities including dry goods (snackpots), wet ambient meals, Home Baking (savoury, sweet), croutons, “Free from” wet and dry meal solutions.
Tchibo Coffee International Ltd is a wholly owned subsidiary of the German family company Tchibo GmbH, one of the largest coffee roasters in Europe, and the leading coffee brand in Germany. Tchibo Coffee Service has a diverse brand and product portfolio, cutting edge equipment, comprehensive service, training resources and innovative marketing solutions, we are confident we can meet the varied needs of our diverse marketplace.
Combining industry expertise with a multi-disciplined marketing approach enables The Hub to produce intelligent campaigns that effectively communicate and build brands that stand out. Dedicated to the foodservice and hospitality sector, we have a unique understanding of the diverse out of home market as well as the challenges it faces. By understanding our clients’ business, we apply experience and knowledge to implement winning solutions.
Tilda Foodservice has been providing professional chefs with premium quality, great tasting rice since 1994. Now in convenient Ready to Heat sachets, as well as ambient and frozen. The speciality range, endorsed by The Craft Guild of Chefs, includes a whole host of rice varieties to enhance meals from all over the world. Starting with our foodservice signature grain – Easy Cook Basmati, all the way to school favourite, Tilda Brown & White. Together with chefs, Tilda Rice can help to elevate every plate!
We create coffee experiences for the most dynamic businesses in foodservice, hospitality and retail, making every cup of coffee count.
Working in partnership with our customers, our Total Coffee Solution – including coffee, equipment, maintenance, training, insight and branding – ensures that they serve consistent quality coffee, at scale.
Our Total Coffee Solution delivers coffee excellence. Guaranteed.
Umbrella Insight supply a cloud-based platform providing an Insight, Engagement and Wellbeing solution for all aspects of your business. It's quick, simple and effective for any industry, environment or situation. It's end-user-centric by virtue of simplicity, ease and engagement, and we provide you with real-time analytics and alerting to track, trend and take 'in-the-moment' action. You’ll gain greater insight, engagement, interaction, communication and loyalty, as well as increased brand promotion & protection.
Please contact Hello@UmbrellaInsight.com and find out more via www.UmbrellaInsight.com
Unilever Food Solutions
At Vestey Foods we specialise in the sourcing, development, import and delivery of Food products to the UK market. Our expertise covers poultry, pork, beef, lamb, and fish and seafood, in addition to ration packs and a full catering range serviced from our own distribution network.
Our goal is to be the pivotal link in the food chain, enabling our customers to access the supply market more effectively whilst providing competitive advantage through our innovation.
Yoyo powers some of the world’s leading retail brands, through customer loyalty and rewards software solutions, to offer the world's most rewarding buying experience. Yoyo is integrated into over 200 000 retail lanes across 17 000 stores, with over 5 million monthly active users and 250 million issued rewards.
A team of strategy, sales, marketing, and procurement experts working with ambitious food and drink brands looking to expand and grow within the UK foodservice market. We develop and execute successful foodservice strategies and identify opportunities to drive sales and deliver on your growth objectives. With over 125 years’ combined experience we have an unrivalled network, with established relationships, and proven track records in delivering results for great brands.
Food. Drink. Hospitality. We don’t get distracted by anything else. That’s why we are the UKs leading PR & marketing agency. Our clients tell us that they value our thinking, specialist knowledge and network. Creative campaigns. Talented team. Remarkable results. That’s what we bring to the table. If you’d like to discuss how we can help you generate more sales through PR, marketing and telling your brand story, then pull up a chair.