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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.
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.
Across our 7000 properties worldwide, Hilton has created a special culture centred around its team members. From flexible working and fast career progression to being enrolled onto the company’s exclusive travel discount programme, a career at Hilton can offer a real world of opportunity.
For over a century, Hilton has adapted to the evolving needs of its teams, offering a huge number of opportunities for personal development, including apprenticeships and graduate programmes.
The company is ranked as number one on the UK’s Best Workplaces list and number three on the UK’s Best Workplaces for Women list by Great Place to Work, and it is committed to creating a diverse and exceptional workplace culture, supporting team members in achieving both personal and professional goals.
During one of the most challenging times for the hospitality industry, Hilton understands that wellbeing is more important than ever. Programmes such as Thrive@Hilton offer team members a mental wellness hub and free access to the Thrive Global app, which are loaded with mental health and wellness resources. To encourage greater inclusivity within the business, we also offers flexible working patterns across corporate and hotel roles as well as flexible hours to help balance personal commitments and family-focused programmes, including enhanced parental leave, bereavement leave and adoption leave.
Speciality Brands is a premium drinks agency representing some of the world’s finest spirits, including Nikka, Kavalan, Michter’s, Diplomático, Cocchi, Beluga, Black Tot rum and Tapatio. A dedicated team of well-respected drinks industry personalities including award-winning mixologists, top brand ambassadors, experienced account managers and marketing experts is led by Managing Director Chris Seale. The agency’s passion is delivering first class products, in-depth educational trainings and impeccable service levels to the premium on-trade and retail sectors.
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.
Cardiff Prison is a men’s prison in the centre of Cardiff, Wales.
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
Parkdean Resorts is the leading operator of holiday parks in the UK, welcoming in excess of 3.5 million holidaymakers each year. The company owns and operates 66 award-winning holiday parks, and has an unrepeatable freehold property footprint with 3,500 acres of land including forests, peatbogs, rivers, beaches and headlands in some of the UK’s finest beauty spots. Parkdean Resorts is committed to caring for its parks, people, and planet to create a positive environmental impact on nature and resources, and to acting responsibly for the long-term sustainability of the business.
The 33,000 pitches include a wide range of accommodation options, from static caravans to luxury lodges and glamping, as well as touring and camping pitches. There are 20,000 holiday home owners, and the business sells over 600,000 holidays a year, mainly to families.
The team’s commitment to creating amazing experiences for holidaymakers has earned at least one British Travel Award every year since 2010, most recently winning three gold awards for Best UK Family Holiday Company, Best UK Holiday Parks and Lodges Company, and Best UK Breaks Holidays at the 2022 Awards. Parkdean Resorts continues to record excellent visitor reviews with 2023 year-to-date feedback scores of 4.2/5 on Google, 4.0/5 on Facebook and 4.3/5 on TripAdvisor, while 82% of people who visited Parkdean would recommend.
he Funding Network is a small charity that connects brilliant non-profits with donors that share their vision of a fair, inclusive and sustainable world. Since 2002, they have been doing this through live and virtual crowdfunding events where they have raised more than £17 million for 2,435 non-profits across the world. https://www.thefundingnetwork.org.uk
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.
Receiving its first Royal Charter in 1482, the Cooks’ Company’s original purpose was to regulate the profession within the City of London and to develop the profession through apprenticeships. Today, the Company, which is the smallest of the City’s Livery Companies, supports apprentice chefs training at Westminster Kingsway College and sponsors catering competitions across the industry and in the armed services. It also funds major charitable projects related to education and catering, through the ‘Adopt a Chef’ programme for schools and by making grants to charities such as Springboard, Crisis UK, The Clink and the Treloar Trust.
The Veterans' Foundation has been set up to help fund charities and other charitable organisations that are helping serving and former members of the Armed Forces, and their dependants, who are in need.
The Veterans' Foundation raises its money through the Veterans’ Lottery and donations. Since inception in July 2016, it has given over £7.1 million out in grants to charitable organisations and projects, many of them small to medium-sized and very worthwhile charities, which are helping members of the Armed Forces community who are in need. The charities and other organisations we have helped include those tackling the challenges of mental and physical injuries, homelessness, unemployment, children’s loss of parents while serving and remembrance. We are grateful for the public’s support of the Veterans’ Foundation and its Veterans’ Lottery, and we encourage you to spread the word. Veterans' Foundation Founder, Major General David Shaw - www.veteransfoundation.org.uk
Under our Royal Charter, first granted in 1514, the Worshipful Company Of Innholders was responsible for upholding the quality of inns in the City of London and hospitality remains central to everything we do. We are proud to promote the modern hospitality industry, we offer fellowship and conviviality to our members and their guests, and we support many charities, especially those operating in the hospitality sector.
To find out more https://www.innholders.org.uk/
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.
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
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.
BACK IN 2007, BREWDOG WAS FOUNDED BY JAMES WATT AND MARTIN DICKIE, TWO GUYS AND THEIR DOG, AT THE START OF A MISSION TO MAKE PEOPLE PASSIONATE ABOUT GREAT CRAFT BEER. 15 YEARS LATER... WE FEEL LIKE WE ARE JUST GETTING STARTED!
Now...15 years later, we feel like we are just about getting started. We are the UK and USA's fastest growing craft beer brand and we are now the top craft beer brand in the World. The mission remains, and our ability to deliver it is getting larger.
There are now 72 BrewDog Bars in the United Kingdom with a further 24 overseas, a rapidly expanding brewery in Scotland, over 2200 incredible crew members, and over 100,000 passionate Equity Punk shareholders.
In 2022 we launched Blueprint to mark the 15th anniversary - 107 dog years - of BrewDog. Looking ahead, we have a once in a generation opportunity to build a business and a brand that has a huge positive impact on the world. Being the best employer we possibly can be is fundamental to everything we believe in. In our People Blueprint we are delighted to share some fantastic new initiatives building upon our signature BrewDog benefits.
We have released our employee ownership programme sharing almost £100million of Brewdog equity with our team members. Our Hop Stock programme will ensure that we are all in this together as we build the future of BrewDog. This means that we are now more than 25% owned by the people who matter most to us, our incredible team and our Equity Punk community who have been with us every step of the way on this crazy ride.
We also now share 50% of each bars profits with the amazing people who work in them. Our bar teams make the magic happen for tens of thousands of customers every day. Creating experiences that are key to this business and brand, and we want to reward them in a fundamentally new way which has never been done in hospitality before. By sharing 50% of profits with our crew, we’re setting the bar higher for hospitality workers everywhere, and democratising the benefits of working for a successful business in our industry.
Within our planet blueprint we set out the ways in which we are further reducing out carbon impact on this beautiful sphere. We have already reduced our carbon impact by 20% vs 2019 baseline and we are targeting a 35% reduction by 2023. From our brand new Eco Bioplant worth over £12million to our CO2 recovery at our breweries, locally grown hops in Ohio to solar panels in Brisbane...we are ensuring that we are carbon negative!
We've come a long way since 2007, but our aspiration and our commitment still holds fast. Here's to the next 15 years. Cheers
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.
Dennys Brands is proud to be supporting Only a Pavement Away by supplying uniforms and essentials for candidates who are starting new roles within the Hospitality industry. We offer both front of house and back of house clothing, providing new candidates with the ability to come into store to try on a selection of workwear suitable for their career paths including aprons, chefswear, footwear, and more. This helps candidates start their new role feeling like they belong to the industry whilst helping financially with the costs associated with funding new uniform; a requirement in many places to start work.
Dominc Green, Sales Director says, "We are delighted to be supporting Only a Pavement Away by ensuring their candidates are well equipped with uniforms and equipment when starting in the Hospitality industry. It is such a fantastic charity helping the vulnerable into stable employment, and we are proud to be a part of it."
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.
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
MILESTONE specialise in recruiting Assistant Restaurant Managers, General Managers, Reception Managers, Operations Managers, Sous and Head chefs as well as Office Support within a broad spectrum of hospitality and catering businesses inc restaurant groups and hotels.
Milestone Recruitments foundation is built around their honesty and integrity, the whole hearted support and empathy towards the Jobseeker, being a true recruitment professional who follow a recruitment path that won’t take any short cuts to ensure Jobseekers are matched carefully with the right employers. Milestone is all about doing recruitment in way that puts people first before anything else.
Milestone will provide a thorough interview and CV rebuilding / reformatting service, at the same time giving solid guidance and advice in preparation for better success in future job applications.
mum believes people deserve to be looked after properly – and everyone deserves the chance to forge a rewarding career.
That’s why we’re proud to partner with Only a Pavement Away, whose vital work empowers often-overlooked talent and forward-thinking businesses to fulfil their true potential.
Together, we’re making hospitality and recruitment kinder.
Check out www.workwithmum.com
Our Place. A restaurant without a home, supporting the homeless.
Iain Thomas and David O'Connor met at The Alan, Manchester. After leaving the business, they decided to continue their passion for food, hospitality, and art. Local, seasonal, sustainable food served with love in a space that is welcoming to all.
The ultimate aim is to find a permanent location, and working with Only a Pavement Away, support the homeless by providing stability through employment.
Pasta Remoli, founded by Simone Remoli, produce homemade pasta and sauces fresh every day in their 4 London based restaurants and the same high quality pasta and sauces can be enjoyed at home via their home delivery service. Their pasta is made with genuine Italian eggs and flour, and lots of love course.
Peach 20/20 is the peer-to-peer network for multi-site hospitality operators. Our members are vibrant, dynamic founders, MDs, CEOs, operations directors, marketing directors, and key industry investors and influencers.
Peach 20/20 members are part of a unique community where insights and experiences are shared and lasting connections are made.
We host a year-round programme of events where our members meet and discuss current trends, challenges, innovations and growth strategies, and celebrate successes from across the food and drink industry.
For more than two decades we have been providing a place where our members can have open, honest and practical conversations.
Peach 20/20 was launched in 2005 by Peter Martin - one of the most authoritative and influential commentators and community-builders in the eating and drinking out sector. The ambition remains to bring the industry together to achieve individual and collective goals, and have fun along the way.
If you’re a senior executive, founder or entrepreneur working in hospitality joining Peach 20/20 is free. Find out more at peach2020.com
Atlantic Club, Austin – 10-12 May 2023
Peach @ The Beach, Brighton – 21-23 June 2023
Peach 20/20 Conference, London – November 2023
Peachh 20/20 Hero & Icon Awards, London – November 2023
Why join Peach 20/20?
Our members support each other by openly sharing their experiences and learnings. They help each other to save time, grow and avoid often costly mistakes.
- Meet like-minded board level executives and entrepreneurs who understand your experience
- Share business challenges with peers
- Get introduced to people and businesses who can help you and your organisation succeed.
- Hear from inspirational speakers shaping the industry
- Join rich conversations with our community.
Find out more at https://www.peach2020.com
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.
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.
The Drinks Trust is a charity supporting people from the hospitality industry. They recently launched a new free training programme “Develop” to help people going through hardship gain new skills and join the industry. The programme is also aimed at people already working within the industry who want to upskills. Develop is something Only A Pavement Away will promote to its candidates through its jobs board.
On top of this fantastic training programme, The Drinks Trust will also be able to help our candidates with up to £250 bursary that can be used even before the candidate has started work to help with (including, but not limited to):
Tried & Supplied is a sustainable procurement platform that enables hospitality and food retail businesses to access the data needed for better business decisions covering both profitability and sustainability. Alongside the software they also offer their expert services in data management, analysis, and sustainable sourcing, to help businesses make the shift to a more data-driven, ESG focused business model that delivers healthy margins and growing sales. Covering everything from sourcing, purchasing, invoice management, recipe management and inventory management, Tried & Supplied is constantly working to ensure customers have the most user-friendly complete solution for their back-of-house operations that manages the flow of data around pricing, allergens, nutrition and sustainability from supplier right through to menu, saving hospitality teams a lot of time spent on boring admin work.
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 email@example.com
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.
Since its inception in 2015, Wireless Social has quickly become the Guest Wi-Fi and Analytics industry standard across hospitality, and is used by 1 million new Wi-Fi users every month.
They count over 600 well-known high-street operators as customers, including Pizza Express, Ask Italian and Fuller’s Pubs. Their solution helps operators better understand their guest behaviour, through a dedicated insights and reporting platform, and benchmarking capabilities to compare themselves against their industry peers.
They also integrate with over 90 leading hospitality CRM, marketing, and SCV platforms so that data can be seamlessly transferred and reported on across all of the Operator’s platforms. The guest data collected from the Wi-Fi service is now widely recognised as the best source of GDPR compliant data.
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.
THINK Hospitality is a UK based global strategic consultancy for multi-site restaurant and hospitality businesses, empowering leaders to grow their brands. The company also invests in early stage concepts with a bright future and co-hosts a series of international events for hospitality leaders.
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.
Interstate Hotels & Resorts is the International Division of leading U.S.-based global hotel management company, Aimbridge Hospitality. Thousands of hotel owners, developers, and guests have discovered the Interstate difference in our 100-property portfolio of hotels in the UK, Ireland, Europe and Russia, alongside the global 1,400-property portfolio managed by our U.S. based division.
Backed by more than 50 years of global experience, Interstate is a true leader in the hospitality industry. Originally founded in the U.S., we’ve since expanded internationally and are recognised as the leading third-party hotel management company in the world. Throughout our growth, we’ve forged partnerships with major brands in the industry and they rely on our proven operational expertise and exceptional financial performance.
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.
Draught dispense excellence from cellar to consumer. Comprehensive beer line, cellar, glass, and bar cleaning with ProClean and ProClean PLUS. Beer quality data and insights with Innsight© Dashboard. Hosted venue workshops, and online learning with our Beerista training courses. Benchmarking audits to drive quality standards. Dedicated service and support so that one day, every pint served is perfect.
Hospitality Rewards is the only staff benefits platform specifically for the UK hospitality industry. Its goal is to support operators with their recruitment and retention at an affordable cost by delivering relevant, local, and engaging benefits, helping employees feel more valued. Benefits include 24/7 health & wellbeing support, cashback on everyday shopping, discounts at gyms, cinemas, hospitality venues, and employee recognition vouchers.
As Charity of the Year, OAPA employers and partners can get discounted Hospitality Rewards membership for their business and employees. For more information contact Dan Newman firstname.lastname@example.org or +44 7884 265344.
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Incipio Group turn newly discovered, forgotten and overlooked spaces into beautiful venues that defy convention with 6 venues in London including Pergola Paddington, Pergola Olympia, Lost in Brixton, W12 Studios, Percy’s Kensington and The Prince.
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!