The 2018 Sponsors
AA Hotel Services has been inspecting and recommending hotels for over 110 years. We believe those working in the industry should always strive for high standards and so we’ve developed a number of schemes and services to help support your business. When you join an accommodation scheme, we’ll work with you to provide the support you need to make your establishment reach its full potential.
We are the only organisation that works across the UK with hotels, guest accommodation, self-catering, serviced accommodation, restaurants, caravan and camping sites and catering colleges. Whether you wish to join a scheme or are interested in our consultancy services, we look forward to hearing from you.
At Bidfood, we’re focused on going the extra mile for our customers. Being the best is a key part of our ethos, and our focus is on delivering the best customer experience, making life easier and helping customers to grow. We’re serious about service excellence and getting it right first time, and we’ve invested in building an infrastructure that keeps us close to our customers.
In our range of over 13,000 products, which includes the best of both own brand and leading foodservice brands, customers will find everything they need for service from store cupboard ingredients to frozen and chilled food, soft drinks, wines, beers and spirits, cutlery, crockery and cooking utensils, cleaning products and catering equipment.
We’re invested in the success of our customers and we believe great service is about more than delivering boxes, it’s also about adding value. Our expertise, our industry knowledge, the data we buy and the insight we distil helps our customers stay ahead of the curve on key food trends, creative recipes and menu ideas. @BidfoodUK
Britvic is the largest supplier of branded still soft drinks in Great Britain and the number two supplier of branded carbonated soft drinks in GB. The company combines its own leading brand portfolio including Robinsons, J2O, Drench, Purdey’s, Fruit Shoot and R White’s with PepsiCo brands such as Pepsi Max, Tango, 7UP and Lipton Ice Tea, which Britvic produces and sells in Great Britain and Ireland under exclusive PepsiCo agreements. Operating in both the ‘Take Home’ and ‘On-Premise’ channels, Britvic offers its customers a portfolio of soft drinks to meet every consumer occasion and has a strong track record of delivering successful innovation.
Bunzl Catering and Hospitality Division are the UK's leading suppliers of disposables, equipment and guest amenities to all sectors of the catering and hospitality industry.
The businesses form an extensive nationwide distribution network and provide the most comprehensive range of products in the marketplace. They incorporate Bunzl Catering Supplies, Bunzl Lockhart Catering Equipment, Continental Chef Supplies, WK Thomas, Bunzl Guest Amenities, together with Buwier luxury guest amenities and Thomson Medd Christmas.
The businesses offer the largest range of light and heavy catering equipment for front and back of house - everything from catering disposables, hygiene paper, cleaning and janitorial products, to in-room guest amenities, speciality festive products and a full design service that includes planning, construction and installation.
Cartwheel Management Recruitment was set up in 2007 with a primary aim to deliver a premium and added-value recruitment service to clients within catering, hospitality, leisure and facilities management. With offices in London, Nottingham and Milton Keynes, we are able to provide a personal service throughout the UK.
We specialise in management level and senior chef recruitment and are committed to delivering an exceptional, bespoke recruitment strategy for our clients and our candidates. The team are all ex-hospitality operators so fully understand the industry and the disciplines we recruit for.
Our focus is on "Representing People not CV's", taking the time to understand our client's specific recruitment needs; both in terms of skills and experience required for the role, together with the right cultural and personality fit.
We are very proud of our 93% success rate, which is testament to our service delivery.
Cartwheel – going head over heels to help you!
Established in 1935, Christie & Co is the leading provider of transactional, professional and advisory services to the hospitality industry. We employ the largest team of sector specialists in the UK and in Europe. Indeed, our pan-European hotel team comprises over 100 specialists, who between them inspected, sold and valued £4.5bn worth of hotels in 2017. As well as brokerage and advisory services, we report on our markets from 30 international offices in major cities from Austria to China.
Our consultancy team produce timely reviews and reports on the wider impact of the political, economic and social climate on the hotel markets we cover. With over 75 million data points and growing, as well as a wealth of transactional and valuations information at their fingertips, they are best placed to provide acquisition, disposal and investment advice. Our team frequently carries out feasibility, market screening, commercial due diligence, performance monitoring, benchmarking as well as strategic review and planning and have been involved in most of the debt portfolios in Spain and Portugal as well as over 150 feasibility studies in the Nordics alone. Supporting our clients from pre-acquisition planning right through to exit.
At any one time, we feature over 400 hotels on our database and have over 19,000 interested people. In fact, christie.com drives 86% of our buyers and because we’ve been doing this for over 80 years; we know our sectors and local markets inside out. With experience across the entire market, from major players to independent operators, we can offer solutions tailored specifically to our clients' needs.
Proven expertise, trusted advice, hotel specialists.
We are extremely proud to sponsor the Hotelier of the Year award as it highlights the excellent work taking place in today’s hospitality industry. “Being successful at this level takes a huge amount of hard work, 24-hour commitment and a total dedication to exceeding excellence. These are standards and ethics that we share at Casna. And that’s one of the reasons why we are so delighted to see our colleagues in the industry reap the rewards of their hard work and to take their place as a real inspiration to others. The Hotelier of the Year award is an accolade of the highest honour that we are delighted to be associated with.”
Sponsoring the Human Resources Team of the year for the fith year in a row Citirecruit multi award winning Hospitality specialist recruiters. Over the years, the teams at Citirecruit have developed expertise and a strong client base in Hospitality and Catering recruitment, providing an honest, flexible and personal service which seeks to fully understand each individual requirement, in both the permanent & temporary markets.
handy, the flagship product from Tink Labs Limited, is a revolutionary hospitality IoT solution designed to uplift ancillary revenue, guest satisfaction and drive better cost efficiencies for hoteliers. For travellers, handy is the world’s first amenity that combines an in-room guest services platform to interact with hotels and enable hassle-free travel experiences. Tink Labs is committed to build the world’s largest tourism ecosystem that covers the entire travel journey: pre-, during, and post-trip. handy is already available in 82 countries around the world, covering 650,000+ hotel rooms and has helped millions of global travellers stay connected.
The Professional Kitchen Show will be the annual showcase for the catering equipment industry and a coming together of the whole supply chain including manufacturers, dealers, designers and end users.
The Foodservice Show will showcase the best products and services from the food and drink industry, attracting key buyers from across the sector. From hard-to-find speciality ingredients and craft drinks, to leading food brands and franchises, find it all at The Foodservice Show.
Reynolds is one of the UK's leading national distributors of fresh fruit, vegetables, dairy and cheese, supplying more than 2,500 different fresh and chilled products from around the world.
Entrusted with delivering to many of the biggest names in the catering, hotel and restaurant industry, Reynolds is a greengrocer recognised for reliability, flexibility and exceptional customer service.
Where at all possible, Reynolds sources British produce, helping to support UK farmers and enabling its customers to offer that all important provenance on their menus.
Reynolds’ customers can also benefit from guaranteed fixed prices for six months, which offers stability to food margins and peace of mind for the entire period.
Sky is the leading provider of entertainment and communication services which is built on over 25 years of market transformation and innovation.
Sky Business is the business-to-business division of Sky, providing a wide variety of commercial premises across the UK and the Republic of Ireland unrivalled entertainment from unmissable live sport and breaking news, to the best drama and comedy, documentaries and films.
Sky Business offers hoteliers a range of flexible products and solutions to entertain guests. Hoteliers can choose to provide stunning HD quality to guests using either Sky In-Room with a Sky Box in every room, or Sky Select using the Sky Bright Box in the comms room to deliver HD content to multiple TVs in a hotel. It also provides Sky In-Bar, which helps to attract passing trade into hotel bars and increase dwell time and sales.
Sky brings hotel guests the programmes they know and love. From award-winning drama on Sky Atlantic, to original programming on Sky One, blockbusters hits and all-time classics across 11 Sky Cinema channels and unmissable live sporting action across dedicated Sky Sports channels, Sky helps to creates a home-from-home experience.
In addition to its entertainment portfolio, Sky Business provides communication services to its customers including Sky WiFi and Sky Ethernet.
Tchibo are one of the largest family owned producers of sustainable coffee in the world, with a proven reputation in providing high class beverage solutions to the hotel industry.
At Tchibo Coffee Service, we understand that serving an exceptional cup of coffee can make your hotel stand out from the rest. From front of house and in-room services, to coffee machines for conferences, Tchibo Coffee Service has over 26 years’ experience within the hospitality industry.
Our range of coffee products, sourced from the finest coffee growing plantations from around the world, will enable you to exceed your customers’ expectations. Our team of SCA qualified trainers will provide full barista training to your teams to ensure they have the knowledge to produce a quality cup. We focus on your success through increased sales and quality coffee.
Our coffee experts can arrange a coffee tasting session with you to determine the right coffee profile that your customers will enjoy. We aim to support the presentation and display of each cup through marketing, training and even in the development of your own branded solution.
Sustainability is at the heart of everything we do and has been an integral part of our business strategy since 2006. Our ultimate goal to become a 100% sustainable business by 2025. We are actively involved in the support, training, investment and development of coffee regions around the world.
We pride ourselves on our ‘one stop shop’ approach solution for the hotel industry. From selecting the correct brand and equipment, to the delivery of tailored training, professional customer service and technical support, we will ensure you receive the very best beverage solution for your business. We also offer an exciting range of Espresso Warehouse food products that complement our coffee offering.
Our knowledge and expertise will mean you can always trust in Tchibo as your coffee partner.
Yorkshire Tea is a proper brew - it's big on flavour, seriously refreshing and makes a consistently great cup of tea every time. It's made by Taylors of Harrogate, an independent family business which has been blending teas in Yorkshire since 1886. Taylors goes to great lengths to make a proper brew – tasting 1000s of teas a day, building strong relationships with the world’s top tea estates and doing business in a way that respects people and planet.
For 40 years, Yorkshire Tea has provided the nation with a proper brew, growing in popularity to become the UK’s favourite FMCG brand as ranked in the YouGov 2018 Brand Index.
Serve your customers the tea they love at home, out of home with Yorkshire Tea.
Zenith Hygiene and Diversey are on a journey to create the UK and Ireland’s largest manufacturer and supplier of cleaning and hygiene products. Diversey and Zenith believe strongly, that cleaning and hygiene are life essentials.Collectively, we have over 115 years of expertise and knowledge and operate with our customers’ needs at the heart of everything we do. Safeguarding our customers’ businesses, contributing to productivity improvements, lowering total operating costs and brand protection. Our journey together has just started but working as one, we will continue to protect and care for people everyday by pioneering future focused cleaning and hygiene technologies.