Corporate Members

AAK Foodservice

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

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.

Alaska Seafood Marketing Institute

Alaska Seafood Marketing Institute works to raise the knowledge, use and value of Alaska’s seafood product portfolio through strategic partnerships with foodservice distributors and operators, restaurant chains, universities and culinary schools, retailers and the media. 
Alaska seafood is wild, natural and sustainable. Home to over three million lakes, 34,000 miles of coastline and 3,000 rivers, an abundance of different seafood species swim freely in Alaska’s waters and mature at a natural pace.


Amadeus delivers catering solutions to venues and event organisers who want to provide visitors with a unique and memorable food experience. Unlike its competitors, Amadeus does this differently by drawing on 40 years’ experience operating in venues and creating events as part of the NEC Group. Amadeus deliver catering solutions for the likes of the NEC, ICC, Genting Arena, Barclaycard Arena, Vox Conference Centre, Cadbury World, Dudley Zoo and The Scottish Open.





Best Food Logistics

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

Bestway Wholesale 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. Our distribution network is truly national, from our 60 depots our multi-temperature fleet delivers your chilled, ambient and frozen requirements with next day delivery capability. From large public sector accounts to individual customers, Bestway Wholesale supplies the widest range of ambient, fresh, chilled, frozen, licensed products to the industry. 


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.

Biotiful Dairy

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.



Border Biscuits

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

Britvic Soft Drinks

Bunzl Catering & Hospitality Division

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

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

Caterer & Hotelkeeper

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: 


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

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

Coca-Cola Enterprises

Coca-Cola Enterprises

Collins King & Associates

Collins King & Associates

Commercial Kitchen

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

Compass Group - UK & Ireland

Compass Group - UK & Ireland

Considerate Group

The Considerate Group is a specialist company that helps hospitality businesses operate responsibly. The in-house team comprises experts with extensive hospitality industry knowledge and experience (operations, sales & marketing, finance and maintenance); sustainability analysts; and engineers. Con-Serve™ by Considerate is ISO 50001 certified as an energy management system. The work done by the Considerate Group aligns to the framework of the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), UN Global compact and the objectives set in The Paris Agreement at COP21.

Country Range Group

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

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.


CRITIQUIE is a unique, fully customisable and revolutionary solution which is highly effective at obtaining customer feedback. It’s quick and simple for your customers to use and it’s easy for you too as the data is collated, analysed and provided to you in graphical format. It’s fresh confidential approach gives you a huge insight into your customers experience and enables you to know what works well and what could work better. Email:

Crops UK

Crops UK


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.

Dewberry Redpoint

Dewberry Redpoint

Diversified Communications UK

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 UK

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.

Essential Cuisine

Essential Cuisine is a chef-led UK manufacturer focusing on the provision of specialist stocks, jus and gravies to the foodservice sector, supplying the professional chef with the taste and performance of the best kitchen-made products.

Fleet Street Communications

Fleet Street Communications

Food Alert

Food Alert specialise in food hygiene and health & safety solutions for the catering and hospitality sectors. Our services include auditing and digital hygiene and safety management platforms including HACCP, risk assessment and incident management. We also provide a wide range of Highfield-approved tutor-led training courses and online courses from Flow Hospitality.


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

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.

Fuller’s Food

Fuller's Food

Fusion FSM

Fusion FSM


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.

H2O Publishing Ltd.

Hospitality Action

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.


2-4 March 2020
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.

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.

ISS Facility Services Food and Hospitality

ISS Facility Services Food and Hospitality

Jellybean Creative Solutions

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.


Kara is the dedicated foodservice brand of the Finsbury Food Group and supplies a wide range of quality frozen sweet and savoury bakery products.

There’s sliced breads, floured buns, baps, brioche, hot dog rolls, deli rolls, doughballs, baguettes, bloomers and artisan bread as well as a delicious sweet offer that includes cake, doughnuts, teacakes, tray bakes etc. Kara also produces Vegan Society and Vegetarian Society accredited goods.


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

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

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.

Lakeland Dairies

Lakeland Dairies

Lantmännen Unibake

Lantmännen Unibake is a leading global bakery company within the Lantmännen Group. With expertise in bakery products for food service and retail, we serve consumers around the clock and across the world every day. The aim is to make bread and pastry a profitable business for our customers through tasty, high-quality products and innovative solutions and based on a sustainable mind-set and excellent food safety standards. Headquartered in Copenhagen, Denmark, Lantmännen Unibake operates modern bakeries around the world and has sales in more than 60 countries. The brand portfolio comprises a range of well-established B2B and BtC brands e.g. Schulstad Bakery Solutions, Schulstad, Bonjour, Vaasan, Pastridor and Hatting. Lantmännen Unibake has a turnover of EUR 1.1 billion and employs more than 6,000 people in 20+ countries. 


Liquidline is a passionate family owned business, starting in 2003, supplying water coolers B2B, quickly adding to the range with innovative coffee, juice & hot tap solutions. The London showroom opened 3 years ago, and we are now established providers in London and Nationwide.


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

Matthew Algie

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 Foods

McCain Foods

McCormick Flavour Solutions

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.

Moguntia Food Group

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.

Mr Crumb

Mr Crumb

Nestle Professional

Nestle Professional




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.



Pelican Procurement Services

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 Backman

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.

Portion Solutions

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.

Premier Foods

Premier Foods



Purity Soft Drinks

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.

RSPCA Assured

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.


13-14 March 2019
Now in its 46th year, ScotHot is Scotland’s largest and most anticipated event for the hospitality and foodservice industry. Attracting over 7,000 visitors across two days, ScotHot will deliver thousands of quality decision makers, key buyers and chefs from across the industry. ScotHot offers an unmissable opportunity to do business, find inspiration, share ideas and network.

Smart Group Ltd

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 UK & Ireland

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.

Speed Communications

Speed Communications

Springboard UK

Springboard UK

Symington’s Foodservice

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

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. 

The Handmade Cake Company

We have been baking daytime cakes for coffee shops and caterer for 30 years – all our cakes are scratch baked, finished by hand then frozen. We have won numerous Great Taste Awards over the last few years so we must know what we are doing!

The Hub

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.

The Professional Kitchen Show

22-23 January 2019
The UK has a brand new event for the manufacturers, dealers, designers and end users of professional kitchen equipment. Taking place on the 22nd and 23rd January 2019, the Professional Kitchen Show is set to champion innovation, networking and business like no other event before it. With the global professional kitchen equipment industry expected to be worth over £82 billion by 2025, this industry deserves an event that invests in itself.
The Professional Kitchen Show is set to bring together 8000 key senior buyers spanning Kitchen Designers, Operations Managers, Executive chefs, Chef Patron, Owners, Managing Directors, Food and Beverage Managers, General Managers, Wholesalers and Distributors and more at the Professional Kitchen Show.

UCC Coffee UK & Ireland

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. 

Unilever Food Solutions

Unilever Food Solutions


Venners offers stocktaking, audit and consultancy to the food-service and hospitality industries, helping maximise profitability, compliance levels and operational performance through real insights and optimal controls. Whether you need specialist stock-control, outsourced auditing, training, consultancy or software solutions, Venners has a scalable service that’s right for your business. Venners works for a wide variety of hospitality companies including hotels, restaurants, bars, clubs, cafes, pubs, stadiums, events and catering businesses.

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Vestey Foods

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.

​William Murray PR & Marketing

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.

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