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Without our partners we wouldn’t be able to do what we do.
The support and collaboration of our industry partners allows Only A Pavement Away to not only succeed as a conduit to employment but also as a supporting framework in helping people regain stability in their lives.
Funding from our industry partners enables us to provide those on the project with training, employment and housing.
Asahi has been marketing and distributing its unique Super Premium Beer portfolio in the UK since 2005. We value highly our place in the local community and want to ensure that we make an effective contribution to society as a whole. Our employees engage in volunteering, mentoring and fundraising to support our local communities. We are proud to support Only a Pavement Away, which we believe will make a positive impact to the lives of vulnerable people and the hospitality industry.
Fraser Giles Partnership is a leading executive search firm working exclusively across the Hospitality, Leisure, and Retail industries. Immersing themselves in these chosen markets, Fraser Giles Partnership provides unrivalled knowledge and expertise. Their unique sector specialism coupled with their cross-industry approach and global reach provides significant advantage to all who partner with them.
Fraser Giles Partnership is proud to advise leading organisations across the Hospitality, Leisure, Travel and Retail industries, who range from start-ups and private equity firms through to blue chip multi-nationals. In addition to C-Suite and Non-Executive Director appointments, Fraser Giles Partnership also handles assignments across all functional disciplines at Director level and above, including but not limited to Human Resources, Legal, Finance, IT, Operations, Marketing, Digital and Commercial.
Fraser Giles Partnership leads through innovation and is committed to providing clients with a bespoke service. The approach, led by the in-house research team, is always meticulous and discreet; each search is started afresh, every relevant organisation examined, every possible candidate investigated. The searches are rarely limited to direct competition, unless the role specification demands it, with a strong belief in the transferability of skills and experiences from other industry sectors.
Fraser Giles Partnership stakes its reputation on each and every search, ensuring it adds value and delivers results that go beyond what is expected. Fraser Giles Partnership is proud of the numerous headlining appointments it has delivered and the long standing relationships it has built with both candidates and clients.
Greene King operates 2,700 pubs, hotels and restaurants across England, Scotland and Wales with 39,000 employees and is headquartered in Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk. It is also runs breweries in Bury St Edmunds and Dunbar, Scotland with a support centre located in Burton Upon Trent.
Being a leading pub company in the UK starts with being the best place to work in the industry. Because we know that if we want our customers to have a great time, then we’ve got to be enjoying ourselves too.
Whether you’re working in our pubs, restaurants and hotels, in our breweries or in one of our offices, at Greene King, we pull together as a team, we focus on our customers, we have the courage to try new things and we achieve results. Perhaps most importantly though, we have fun along the way!
In January 2019, Greene King launched its Stepping Up Report which outlined a number of ambitions for the coming years. The report highlighted how Greene King is driving social mobility by creating opportunities for those looking for that all important first step or second chance to get on to the career ladder and progress with fantastic development programmes to support.
CPL Training Group is one of the UK’s leading training and development companies, serving 1.2 million online users, 30,000 annual face-to-face learners, and 200 corporate clients.
We are a trusted partner to businesses in the licensed hospitality industry, where we provide face-to-face training, licensing services, training and development software, data analytics, and online business applications.
We work side-by-side with a diverse and loyal customer base, ranging from individual licensees to large pubco businesses. As a business, we champion a blended approach to training and development, so all of our clients have traditional and modern training methods at their disposal.
Daniel Davies, who formed the original business 25 years ago, is the chief executive of CPL Training Group. He is responsible for implementing the board of director’s strategy and has led the transformation of CPL into four separate brands: CPL Training, CPL Online, abv Training, and UK Legion Marketing. In 2009, CPL Training Group was formed as the parent company of all divisions.
Hospitality Jobs UK is one of the UK’s leading Hospitality on-line advertising job boards, advertising positions nationwide from:
• We work closely with clients, big and small offering easy advertising solutions, raising employer brands and profiles, giving them access to 1000’s of candidates.
• It’s simple, we want to ensure the best and most relevant candidates apply for your jobs and want to take the hassle out of hiring.
• If you are needing a robust and successful recruitment campaign contact Paul James, Director of Sales on email@example.com for further information.
Hospitality Jobs UK are proud to partner and sponsor OAPA offering advise, suggestions and support to ensure the continued success of OAPA
The Black Arts was the original term for typography in France (Arte noir) and during the 19th Century theatres around the world used the term for parts of the performance that required the stage to be in darkness. The Black Arts Company (born in February 2011) is involved in Brand Development, Advertising, Promotion as well as Digital, Event and Visual Media Production.
Wellers is a firm of accountants who work with entrepreneurs and private individuals to deliver quality advice and solutions that help them fulfil their aspirations. Passionate about helping people and their organisations, Wellers can draw upon 75 years experience to assist clients in growing their businesses and protecting their wealth.
Our approach is to obtain an in depth understanding of you, your circumstances, your organisation and the industry you operate in. Equipped with this knowledge we then become integral to your operations, delivering professional services that are designed to save you time, money and help develop your business. This unique approach to service delivery is something our clients refer to as Business Oxygen – integrated professional solutions and management tools bonded with the chemistry of a trusted relationship. Based in the South East, Wellers acts for over 3,000 clients from four offices covering London and Oxfordshire.
Appetite are a growing, positive and hard working Hospitality Recruitment Business who put people as the centre of what we do. Combining the permanent solutions of Appetite4Recruitment and the staffing availability of Appetite4Work we enjoy putting people into positions in the hospitality and events industries. Whether you’re looking to raise the ranks within the kitchen brigade, raise the Pub Restaurant Hospitality Standard or take the versatile option of Event Work we love to help.
Having looked into a couple of social enterprises we didn’t hesitate to support the opportunity to support Only a Pavement Away because it’s such a positive venture. At Appetite we’re excited to utilise our network to raise awareness and help get people from various aspects of society back into work within the market that we’re fortunate to work in or to give the recruitment exposure to the hospitality industry.
AVJ Design Ltd, is a print design business based in Lancashire, that specialise in producing menu’s for the hospitality industry. We have a great reputation for our speedy turnaround, quality products and most importantly, our friendliness and honesty. We pride ourselves on taking customer service to the next level and we believe that we truly understand the needs of the hospitality industry, for example providing a service that fits around you ie outside the average 9 to 5 – we are always on hand at the end of an email.
All design, printing and finishing is done in house therefore we are able to make sure any deadline is achieved, and can offer delivery throughout the UK.
We also produce supporting materials such as; brochures, posters, banners, personalised POS, packaging, exhibition displays, signage.
We’re just a call or a click away 01772780790 / firstname.lastname@example.org / www.avjdesign.co.uk
Behind their smiles and slick service hospitality workers can fall upon hard times just like anybody else. Ours is a stressful industry, with long hours, high pressure environments and physically demanding work.
Injuries, mental health problems, financial pressures and addiction are sadly a feature of modern life in the hospitality trade. That’s where Hospitality Action steps in. We provide our industry colleagues with financial, physical and psychological support to help them overcome adversity and get back to work as quickly as possible.
To get involved email email@example.com
The Licensed Trade Charity provides free personal support to anyone working or retired from pubs, bars and breweries. Support to help when there are housing difficulties, money problems, mental or physical health issues or relationship breakdown. The charity offer a free helpline and have useful resources on their website. They can also provide financial difficulty if things are tough.
Call them on 0808 801 0550 or visit www.licensedtradecharity.org.uk
Qoot is an exciting investment and management company in the world of hospitality. We bring together many years of passion and experience owning and operating leading restaurant brands.
The Ivy Collection is a group of restaurants, brasseries and cafés offering all-day dining for locals and visitors alike. Situated within London, the UK and Ireland, each location is carefully handpicked to value, reflect and add to the local area.
Each restaurant has been designed to create a memorable experience, with personalised service provided by friendly and attentive staff, and food and cocktails delivered to a high standard. Open seven days a week from dawn until dusk, The Ivy Collection restaurants, brasseries and neighbourhood cafés offer a series of all-encompassing menus for all occasions, whether guests are looking to enjoy a light breakfast, working lunch or celebratory dinner with friends or family.
Founded in on the principles of honesty, trust and loyalty. Our clients define our business and we support them by creating exceptional food and brilliant service with our family of creative and dedicated staff.
We are the unique contract caterer, focusing on food, people, creativity and finance. This approach allows us to offer a bespoke service which focuses on great food, locally sourced ingredients and exceptional service from our amazing teams. We tailor design catering for businesses headquarters, independent schools and private members clubs as well as special events and fine dining services all to suit our clients style and needs.
During this Covid-19, we refocussed our values with the aim to feed and support those in need. Our focus is; compassion, community feeding, supporting our NHS, key workers, staff retention, future proofing and return, renew, resume.
TWISPER is a free social app to share and discover personal and positive-only recommendations of restaurants, hotels and bars from a community of friends and trusted partners. On TWISPER, there are no negative comments, no unfair ratings, no ads and no selling of user data. People simply recommend the places they love in an easy, unique and positive way thanks to our “digital word of mouth”.
Zonal is the leading UK family-owned technology provider, offering a comprehensive, integrated suite of technology solutions to more than 16,000 hospitality and leisure businesses across the country.
Zonal was established in 1979, when the McLean family identified the need for a solution to manage and control their hotel operations near Edinburgh. The solution was the first electronic-point-of-sale (EPoS) system on the market, invented by Zonal’s founder, the late Ralph McLean.
This early EPoS system was admired by legendary brewer Scottish & Newcastle who then adopted our system across their network of pubs, providing both head office and site managers access to a wealth of information.
Ralph handed the reins over to his son, Stuart, who became CEO of Zonal in 1997. Alongside his talented team, Stuart continued to grow and transform the company into what is now: the UK’s largest hospitality technology company.
We now serve more than 16,000 businesses, from small independents through to large chains such as JD Wetherspoon, Greene King, PizzaExpress, Stonegate, Mitchells and Butlers The Restaurant Group, and John Lewis. With more than 40 years behind us, we have a wealth of knowledge and expertise to offer businesses, new or established, large or small, across the hospitality sector. 75% of the UK pub sector is now powered by Zonal.
Employing 600 staff across the UK, and proud of its award-winning heritage, Zonal is committed to giving back to the community. Zonal has a long tradition of giving back to charitable causes. In the last few years our teams have climbed Mount Kilimanjaro, run The London Marathon and taken on the Great Wall of China challenge – all in the name of good causes! We raised over £120,000 for our previous adopted charity, Hope for Children, and are proud to have been awarded Best Corporate Partner for three consecutive years at their annual awards ceremony. In addition to our own initiatives, through our integration with the digital charity box Pennies and our partnership with Pub Aid, we are also actively involved in facilitating & promoting the great work the hospitality industry does in raising huge amounts for Charities the length and breadth of the U.K. We are passionate about giving something back to the community and are delighted to now be working in partnership with Only a Pavement Away.
“The Aktien Brewery is in Kaufbeuren Bavaria is where they have been brewing beer since 1308 (considerably longer than most of their German counterparts) & 200 years before the German Purity Laws of 1516 the famous Reinheitsgebot…”
“Today, the Aktien Brewery continues to exclusively use only the finest locally grown Hallertau hops and grains from the same local farms they have been using for over 700 years”.
It is therefore one of the oldest and also one of the most decorated breweries in the region
Of all the many beers produced, the vast majority have never been supplied outside a 30km radius of the town and we have selected four on draught for the UK market – 4.2% Fels, 5.0% Hell, 5.0% Dunkel & a 5.3% Hefeweizen.. The 5.0% Hell has just been awarded ‘Supreme Champion at the 2018 International Beer Challenge Awards’.
Various support is also available including ‘Meet The Head Brewer’ and Educational Trips to the Brewery.
We’ve been Brewing Beer since 1308. Over 700 and we’re still Brewing strong. For us, its always been a craft.
Our award winning Bavarian beers produced in Kaufbeuren use only four of the finest ingredients: Barley, Hops, Yeast and Pure Water.
All other ingredients are banned.
We give our Beers sufficient time to mature within the storage Cellars to get its unique taste – six to ten weeks depending on the Beer type from Brewhouse into Keg or Bottle.
AG&G operates at every level of the British licensed leisure industry, offering specialist expertise in both agency and professional work, involving pubs, bars, clubs, restaurants, hotels and any other type of licensed leisure outlet.
Led by CEO Keith Knowles operates 21 award-winning backpacker hostels, bars and pubs across Europe spanning 13 cities and 9 countries with over 750 employees. St Christopher’s Inns, Belushi’s and The Flying Pig are just some of the well-known brands within the company. As a result, Beds & Bars has been featured in the Sunday Times Top 100 fastest growing companies in the UK and and in 2016, the company achieved IIP Platinum status. Beds and Bars was born in Hammersmith in West London in 1964 by Keith’s father, where the family owned pubs in the area in the 60s.
Beds and Bars is a leading operator of tourist accommodation and entertainment venues in Europe. With backpacker hostels, bars and traditional British pubs, in 10 cities and seven countries, the diversity of our offer mirrors the diversity of our customers. At the core of what we do are the four cornerstones of the experience we strive to deliver – one that is Safe, Secure, Fun and Value for money. When we get this right, the beds fill the bars and the bars fill the beds.
We both come from pub industry backgrounds and, between us, we have over 65-years of experience. In the beginning we identified a niche in the budget accommodation market and focused on the backpacker sector. Over the last two-decades we have taken the original model of 50-beds above a pub and evolved it into a concept that involves bespoke buildings with more than 500-beds.
We are always searching for opportunities to introduce our brands to new markets, and establish businesses at home in the UK, and abroad. This makes perfect sense to us – given that our sector is set to grow and outperform the more established accommodation markets. To that end we are currently considering partnerships around the world.
We seek to enhance, develop and enrich our team, and customers alike. We never lose sight of the important people in our lives. The fun factor of life is our priority.
Beond Group is an award-winning energy consultancy that looks to help our clients achieve their ambitions while contributing to a carbon free world.
We support our clients on their energy procurement, bureau, compliance and technological needs, delivering quality and innovative cost-effective solutions, transparently and with integrity.
Big Hug came together with a passion to create the beers that we want to drink but to also be a part of the movement. To help drive craft beer forward, make a difference along the way and to take great, flavoursome beer to the masses.
Three people self funding we don’t own a brewery but that’s part of our story. That’s what makes us that little bit different. We spent months looking for the right location that would give us all that we needed plus the opportunity to expand but we just couldn’t find one.
So we are Hobo’s..a homeless brewery who work with some of the best in the business. People that we now call friends who have helped us develop and allowed us to use their experience, knowledge, facilities and time, coupled with our own unique recipes to bring you some great beers.
Since we formed in 2014 it was important for us to try and give a little something back, to develop a social conscience initiative(s) with the work that we do in selling and creating craft beer.
On launching we worked with an initiative to help save the rainforest but in 2016, having not been back to Brighton for 9 months, Matt was blown away by the increased numbers of homeless people on the street in Brighton and set up an initiative called Hugs4Snugs. It’s a simple concept but fits with our Hobo ethos and allows us to try and help homeless people on a local level to whoever we are working with.
A venue nominates a local homeless charity, we give the venue some free beer and anyone that donates an item of clothing, receives a free beer on us. Hugs4Snugs. Simple. The launch of OAPA has now given us the opportunity to formalise a relationship with a charity that we feel we have a natural synergy with and can hopefully help grow.
If you would be interested in running a Hugs4Snugs event please contact us, we’d love to hear from you.
In January 2019, Amber Staynings set up the hospitality industry’s – now largest – outsource sales agency Bums on Seats, offering pubs, bars and restaurants across the UK pre-booked sales audits, industry leading Hospitality sales training, planning, consultancy, and white label sales teams.
Bums on Seats’ boasts an impressive client portfolio spanning corporate enterprises as well as smaller independents, and (crucially) a flexible pricing model. They are a team of 14 highly skilled and talented sales consultants based in both London and Manchester but working across the UK.
Bums on Seats have launched a brand new, first of its kind, foundation course called M.I.R.A.C.L.E Sale. 5% of every delegate place sold will go to Only A Pavement Away.
For more information please visit: www.bumsonseats.org
CGA is the data and research consultancy of choice for the out-of-home food and drinks market, specialising in market measurement, consumer research and location planning.
What sets CGA apart is its unique ability to access the three key types of data (supply, demand and consumer) and then triangulate this data to provide the most complete and accurate picture of anyone in the out-of-home sector.
From its offices in Manchester, United Kingdom, and Chicago, United States, CGA experts work with many of the world’s biggest consumer brands, including drinks manufacturers, consumer brand owners, food suppliers and wholesalers as well as pub, bar and restaurant retailers and government entities.
Founded in 1992, CGA’s mission is to use its phenomenal data and expert insight of the hospitality industry to give these brands the competitive edge, and get them where they want to be, faster.
Christie & Co is the leading specialist advisor for buying and selling businesses in our sectors – hotels, pubs, restaurants, childcare, healthcare, convenience retail, leisure and medical.
We offer unrivalled insight, experience and expertise across a range of services, including brokerage, consultancy, finance, development, investment, surveying, rent reviews, dispute resolution, corporate valuation, and turnaround & recovery. These services are all underpinned by our in-depth market intelligence and leading-edge technology. And we’re accredited by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS), so you can trust in our professionalism.
We employ the largest team of sector specialists in the UK and the largest group of hotel specialists in Europe, providing professional brokerage and advisory services from offices in major cities across Britain and Europe. And because we’ve been doing this for over 80 years, we know our sectors and local markets inside out. We work closely with our clients to guide and conclude transactions of any size, covering hotels, restaurants and pubs, leisure, forecourts and convenience retail businesses, social care and elderly care, childcare & education facilities, dental practices and pharmacies.
What is Harri?
Harri is a next-generation Workforce Operating System that provides hospitality businesses with a revolutionary approach to hire and manage talent. Decentralised teams can source, hire and manage top talent using media-rich profiles and streamlined tools, all while reducing costs, saving time, and enabling long-term success. Put simply, we help the best brands in hospitality accomplish 3 things: Source, Hire and Manage their staff. Clients include Mitchells & Butlers, The Ivy Collection. Yo! Sushi and many more.
Using our mobile friendly app, hiring managers can post jobs, screen candidates and schedule interviews – all on the go! Our instant chat feature enables our clients to reach the talent marketplace quicker than their competitors!
Harri offers an entirely paperless onboarding process. Contracts and on-boarding documents can be filled out, e-signed and stored online creating a seamless experience for the candidate.
Once hired, our interconnected system means all hires go straight to payroll. We then provide activity based scheduling, team communications and time & attendance, all via a clock-in/ clock-out system that uses facial recognition with an iPad on site.
OAPA will use Harri to facilitate the recruitment process. Harri enables relevant applicants to apply for jobs posted on the OAPA website whilst allowing their Hospitality Partners to receive and screen applications. Built with a very intuitive interface, Harri is extremely user friendly and this will give OAPA applicants a quick and easy route into the hospitality industry.
Why have Harri chosen to support OAPA?
The hospitality industry in the UK is growing at a rapid pace. As a result, the demand for talent is at an all time high; outweighing the current supply of talent within the industry . We are extremely excited to support Only a Pavement Away because we believe the charity will provide a new and much needed stream of talent into the hospitality industry whilst simultaneously giving people the chance they need and deserve to rehabilitate and rebuild their lives. The UK government are currently fighting to end rough sleeping by 2027; OAPA will be a huge asset towards this initiative and we could not be prouder to be the Applicant Tracking System of choice that is facilitating such remarkable work.
KBE Drinks are proud to deliver some of the world’s most exciting Beer and Cider brands into the hands and mouths of UK consumers. As a Sales, Marketing and Distribution business founded nearly thirty years ago, KBE has curated an intriguing and differentiated portfolio of brands from all over the globe including Kingfisher from India, Sagres from Portugal, Dos Equis from Mexico and Kome from Japan. We are focused, creative and entrepreneurial in developing distribution and sales for these brands across the hospitality sector inclusive of pubs, bars, restaurants and hotels, plus national supermarket chains and local convenience stores. We are an export specialist too, currently shipping to 27 European markets as well as nominated countries within the Middle East, North America, Asia and the Caribbean. As consumers develop evermore curious and sophisticated tastes, we strive to discover new and diverse flavours that offer something a little different from the norm. With sales increasing 55% in just three years, we are confident we have found the formulae for growth!
McMullen & Sons are Hertfordshire’s Independent Family Brewers founded in 1827 by Peter McMullen, and have been brewing in Hertford ever since. The brewers operate 37 tenanted sites and 85 managed pubs. The managed estate is diverse but can be grouped as, 12 Chicken and Grill pubs, 13 Destination Inns, 4 Baroosh style bars, the remaining sites are unique, stand alone pubs and bars.
With nearly 200 years of brewing heritage McMullen continue to brew in Hertford where our cask ale brands are usually only available exclusively through its own pubs. The Company’s pubs and bars are mainly located in the Northern Home Counties, from central London to Cambridge in the North and Colchester in the East to Farnborough in the West.
McMullen prides itself on the excellent opportunities for progression it offers those who work in and operate its pubs, and is committed to recruiting the very best individuals in whatever the role they will play. The Company realises that the key to any successful pub is having enthusiastic, self-motivated, caring and passionate people, whether as tenants or as employees and is always looking to work with those even if they do not have industry experience. McMullen offers both its employees and tenants’ comprehensive training to ensure they have the tools to do the job confidently, successfully and safely.
McMullen stands for Passionate People, serving Quality Products.
Paddy & Scott’s is a high energy coffee company, focused on improving the lives of coffee farmers and their families. They have their own coffee farm in Kenya and every bag of coffee they produce is helping deliver real change, entrepreneurial spirit and better quality of life for families in coffee growing regions around the globe.
Pennies is a fintech charity and it the digital upgrade of the traditional charity box, designed to fit with our increasingly cashless lifestyles. Anyone can ‘feel good’ give with participating Pennies retailers – by donating a few pence to charity when paying by card or mobile wallet. It’s as simple as a single press of a button or click of a mouse.
Pennies has supported over 54 million small change digital donations to date through its digital charity box, raising £13 million in extra income for more than 300 charities, and growing.
Rowledge Associates is owned and run by Adam Rowledge. Named Independent Hotelier of the Year by the Independent Hotel Show Awards in 2018, Adam has also been awarded British Travel & Hospitality Hall of Fame Young Manager of the Year in 2017 and an Acorn Award in 2012.
The consultancy provides Adam’s people-first approach to business, offering industry-leading support and training on improving internal engagement by focusing on the wellbeing and development of the team to build a valuable workplace culture to achieve operational excellence and commercial success.
Adam was previously General Manager of Georgian House and under his leadership, the boutique Grade II-listed property continuously invested into team training and the employee experience and has won several prestigious industry awards.
For more information please visit https://rowledgeassociates.co.uk/
As one of the world’s leading property agents, Savills services span the globe, with 35,000 experts working across 600 offices in the Americas, Europe, Asia Pacific, Africa and the Middle East.
Tried and Supplied is a chef’s companion for making supplier ordering as slick as running a good pass. By enabling you to order from all your suppliers from a single approved product list with live pricing and specials, we help you control your costs, save time and spot opportunities to increase your margins. Our team covers people with experience in all aspects of the hospitality industry, meaning that Tried and Supplied has been created by chefs for chefs and by suppliers for suppliers. We have thought about the needs of everyone based on over ten years’ experience in the food service supply chain and we love sharing the stories of all the passionate people we work with on our blog, Saucy Dressings.
In a world driven by heightened customer expectations and demand it’s easy to underestimate supply chain complexity and the need to ensure optimal controls are in place. Established businesses, those looking to expand and those in transition can all benefit from improved measures that can meet the challenges and opportunities in today’s and tomorrow’s markets.
Venners have over 120 years of experience serving the hotel, pub and restaurant sectors in preventing losses, optimising stock control and increasing compliance levels; helping operators eliminate shrinkage, decrease procurement costs and significantly improve profits.
Increasing profit and optimising control for our clients is at the heart of everything we do. We have made it our business for over 120 years and have operations across the UK, so wherever your business happens to be we can react quickly to your needs. We are serious about helping you meet your business targets. It’s personal for us, we don’t subcontract or franchise – we recruit and develop our workforce so you not only get industry accredited auditors, but business consultants and advisers too.
Venners are the only stocktaking company to have internal training accredited by the BII, the British Institute of Innkeeping. Our services include Liquor & Food Stocktaking, Real-Time Stocktaking and Control, Inventory Valuation and Health & Safety, including Food Hygiene support. We also provide a suite of compliance related services such as private investigation, financial compliance, operational compliance and Revenue investigation.
Find out more at www.venners.com or contact them at 01279 620 873 and firstname.lastname@example.org
Yapster is the mobile messaging app for deskless teams
Our app powers effective, GDPR compliant, communication at scale for companies with multi-site workforces with large numbers of employees who don’t regularly have access to a computer at work.
Staff can send 1-1 and group messages, initiate flash polls, and post to the social newsfeed – all they need is a smartphone.
Unlike WhatsApp and other free-to-use platforms, Yapster is under the full control of our customers and allows colleagues to interact in a secure, closed environment. It also integrates with existing HR and operations systems, which makes administration effortless.
Some of the UK’s biggest brands are already using Yapster to drive sales, improve job satisfaction and lower staff turnover. We’re proud to work with some of the best names in retail, hospitality and beyond, including Ann Summers, Caffè Nero, Krispy Kreme, Next and The Restaurant Group.
The All-Party Parliamentary Beer Group was set up in 1993 and has a membership of over 350 MPs and Peers. The Beer Group’s objectives are to broaden recognition of the enormous contribution of brewing and pubs to the UK economy from grain to glass – and to celebrate the unique role that beer and pubs play in our society.
The Association of Valuers of Licensed Property is the leading body of specialist advice for licensing valuers in the United Kingdom. Founded in 1894, some 100 members represent licensed property valuers on a nationwide basis.
Some of the members deal with tenancy changes and lettings whilst others are specialist chattels and public house valuers, rating surveyors and members of firms dealing with rental, capital and bank valuations, corporate asset valuations and the sales of freehold and leasehold licensed premises.
The majority of AVLP members spend 100% of their working time involved in the various aspects of licensed property valuation. It is from this dedication of dealing with many transactions that the valuers experience and knowledge of comparable evidence provides the means of accurately assessing the market.
For valuation advice do go to an experienced valuer and make sure that they have separate accounts for business and clients and, of course, that they have professional indemnity insurance. Retaining the services of a member of the Association of Valuers of Licensed Property ensures peace of mind and that your best interests are looked after.
The British Beer & Pub Association (BBPA) champions issues that matter to the beer and pub industry. These are causes our members are passionate about: whether that’s promoting beer as the nation’s drink, or lobbying against increases in beer duty and businesses rates that are so damaging to community pubs.
Our members are responsible for 90% of beer brewed in Britain today and we represent around 20,000 of the country’s pubs. They include international companies, family brewers, managed locals and the nation’s largest tenanted pub estates. It’s a diverse group but we are passionate about representing, supporting and campaigning for the interests of the beer and pub sector.
The BBPA is now more than 100 years old, having been founded in 1904, we have a unique identity and a powerful voice which we use to influence public opinion, in the interests of our members.
The BII was established over 30 years ago to provide comprehensive business and professional support for people working in the licensed hospitality industry. We now have a national network of over 9,000 like-minded members, working across all areas of the sector – from apprentices to barstaff, pub chefs, managers, tenants, lessees and freetraders. The common denominator is that all our members aspire to advance their careers and grow their businesses with the help and support of the BII network.
We offer a one-stop shop, with access to expert advice, guidance, helplines, mentoring, qualifications and a range of free and discounted business services specifically tailored for the licensed industry you won’t find anywhere else – all for less than the price of a pint each week!
HOSPA (Hospitality Professionals Association) is a not-for-profit educational organisation, formed to bring together those hospitality industry professionals involved in Financial Management, Revenue Management, Marketing, IT and Asset Management.
Not only is HOSPA recognised as the UK’s authoritative voice in the hospitality industry on financial management, technical accounting issues and hotel valuation, but also as the leading arena for debate on hotel technology developments, Revenue Management and marketing. HOSPA’s Professional Development Programmes in Revenue Management and Financial Management provide rigorous and relevant education for all those seeking to further their careers in these important functions.
A regular programme of workshops and seminars provide the perfect opportunity for members to continue to develop their knowledge and network with colleagues. HOSPA is on all major Social Media channels, including Twitter on @HOSPATweets
For more information, visit: www.hospa.org
The Portman Group is the social responsibility body and regulator for alcohol labelling, packaging, and promotion in the UK. Founded in 1989, it has over 130 code signatories from producers, retailers and membership bodies and it is funded by 12 industry leading member companies.
The Portman Group aims to consistently challenge the industry to deliver high standards of best practice and fulfil the essential self-regulatory role of ensuring the responsible marketing and promotion of alcoholic products to UK consumers under our Codes of Practice. The Code which celebrates its 25-year anniversary in 2021 outlines the guidelines all alcohol producers must follow when naming, branding and selling alcoholic drinks. The Portman Group provides free advice to producers on labelling design in relation to the Code and free training on how the rules are applied.
Since its inception, the Code has outlined what it means to be responsible. It lays out a foundation of rules and regulations to which all alcohol products on the UK market must adhere. Recent years have seen the publication of the sixth edition of the Code, following a public consultation which received submissions from Department of Health and Social Care, alcohol charities, industry groups and producers. The sixth edition shows that the Code is responsive to societal changes. It included a number of changes including the explicit protection of the vulnerable in the overarching principle of the Code; a new rule that packaging and any promotional material or activity should not cause serious or widespread offence; and additions to rules to ensure that a product should not suggest any association with illegal behaviour nor that a product should not claim to have mind-altering qualities or suggest that it will change mood or behaviour. An audit of the market six months after the edition was issued showed 95% adherence to the Code.
In addition to being the industry regulator function, the Group seeks to facilitate and demonstrate responsibility in the alcohol sector. The Portman Group was instrumental in discussions with Government to improve the sector, leading to the Responsibility Deal that removed 1.9 bn units from the shelves as well as the commitment by industry to inform consumers of the Chief Medical Officers low risk recommendations.
During the COVID-19 pandemic a huge variety of organisations involved in the alcohol sector took action to support their communities. As the convener of the sector the Group published the ‘Supporting Communities – the Drink Sector’s Response to the COVID-19 Pandemic’ which highlighted the activities made by the industry to support the relief effort, its staff, small businesses, and the rapid steps taken to become COVID-secure as and when hospitality venues have been allowed to reopen. As part of the report promotion, the Group launched a blog series spotlighting charities, businesses and organisations who played their part to help those who need it most.
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UKHospitality is the trade body representing the UK’s hospitality sector, established in early 2018 following a merger between the Association of Licensed Multiple Retailers (ALMR) and the British Hospitality Association (BHA). UKHospitality is the authoritative voice for over 700 companies, 65,000 venues and 2.9 million workers in the hospitality sector. The body speaks on behalf of a wide range of leisure and ‘out-of-home’ businesses, from FTSE 100 enterprises to niche groups and independent single-site operators.