Amadeus delivers catering solutions to venues and event organisers who want to provide visitors with a
unique and memorable food experience. Amadeus does this differently by drawing on 40 years’ experience operating in venues and creating events as part of the NEC Group.
The customer portfolio includes delivering catering solutions to around four million visitors per year at the NEC Group venues (the NEC, ICC, Genting Arena, Barclaycard Arena and Vox Conference Centre), and at a range of additional major ‘meet’ and ‘visit’ external events and venues, including The Scottish Open, Cadbury World, Dudley Zoo, StoneleighAbbey, Library of Birmingham, Belfast Waterfront & Ulster Hall.
Berkeley Scott have successfully worked with the hotel, hospitality and catering sectors for over thirty years and remain as passionate about hospitality as the day we launched. With over fifty recruitment specialists located across the UK we’ll have an expert who can help, whatever your senior search, temporary staffing or permanent recruitment challenges may be.
Formed in 2000, Bespoke Hotels has grown to represent over 200 properties worldwide, and now stands as the UK’s Largest Independent Hotel Group. A sophisticated global hospitality brand of owned, managed and leased landmark properties, its portfolio ranges from specialist golfing hotels, to award-winning spa resorts and chic city centre properties. Priding itself on a diverse roster and a unique, individualised management style.
Now in its second year Bespoke Hotels first launched the Bespoke Access Awards in 2016, in association with the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) and peers in the House of Lords. Attracting entrants from around the world, it stands as an international design competition seeking original ideas to improve access and provide an enhanced experience for hotel guests, particularly for those with disabilities.
At Bidvest Foodservice, 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 from fresh ambient, frozen and chilled food, soft drinks, wines, beers and spirits to cutlery, crockery and cooking utensils, cleaning products and catering equipment.
In addition to great products, we also help customers stay ahead of the curve with insights on key food trends, creative recipes and menu ideas through our team of development chefs, nutritional and product advice, guidance on food standards and legislation, and inspiring marketing materials. We also work closely with customers to address the key corporate responsibility and sustainability challenges facing foodservice.
Britvic is the largest supplier of branded still soft drinks in Great Britain (“GB”) 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.
Bookatable by Michelin, a Michelin group company powers Europe's leading restaurant marketplace, with more than 20,000 restaurant customers and millions of diners booking every month. The company works with both restaurateurs and diners to bring them together in a single, vibrant and dynamic marketplace. Headquartered in London, and with offices in Hamburg and Stockholm, the company has restaurants in over 39 countries. For diners, Bookatable by Michelin makes exploring, discovering and booking a restaurant easy through their app and website, on mobile or desktop. From high-street favourites, to local eateries or the finest Michelin-starred restaurants, Bookatable by Michelin has it all, with thousands of restaurants to choose from across Europe. Bookatable by Michelin helps restaurants such as Jamie’s Italian, Kitchen W8 and Hilton take online reservations through their own website, Bookatable.co.uk, and other key partners including, Tripadvisor.co.uk, SquareMeal.co.uk, Reserviermich.de, Alltomstockholm.se and Restaurangkartan.se. Their award-winning cloud technology helps restaurants manage their bookings and restaurant floor, and to successfully fill tables when needed, delivering more than 2.5 million diners each month to its restaurant customers from online reservations.
For further information please visit http://www.bookatable.co.uk
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.
We are CH&CO. We create uplifting catering and hospitality experiences across all life stages and locations, including workplaces, destinations, venues, events, education and healthcare.
Food has the power to make people feel good, and that goes beyond what’s on the plate. Great food experiences lift the spirit, bring people together and fuel emotional positivity and physical wellbeing. This is our motivation across our areas of expertise, which includes event catering, workplace cafés and restaurants, corporate fine dining and hospitality, visitor attraction catering, pupil and staff feeding at state and independent schools, university cafés and restaurants, hospital staff and visitor restaurants, hospices, Livery Hall catering, venue sales, event management and production, and reception and concierge services.
Our chefs, nutritionists and people pleasers constantly challenge themselves to push the boundaries and make food that goes further – in every respect. Their thoughtful, mindful approach to sourcing, preparing and presenting food promotes positive changes in consumption that will make a meaningful, measurable impact to people of all ages and from all walks of life. And, investment in people and technology ensures every experience delivered is simple, smart and stirring.
CH&CO holds a Royal Warrant for catering services to HM The Queen.
The Craft Guild itself represents the interests of chefs across the industry and has members worldwide in foodservice and hospitality, from students and trainees to top management working everywhere from Michelin starred restaurants to school catering divisions.
Organising high profile competitions and events including The National Chef of the Year, The Graduate Awards and the Universal Cookery Food Festival, the Guild is, ultimately, about promoting the understanding, appreciation and advancement of the art of cookery and the science of food.
Since 1975, Johnsons Stalbridge Linen Services has offered specialist linen hire and laundry services for hotels, kitchens and restaurants throughout the UK. Through our fine quality product selection and impeccable customer service, we have been able to stay at the forefront of the industry for the past four decades.
Stalbridge hire and launder a number of high quality products for companies working in the catering, hotel, hospitality and leisure sectors. Our range includes a wide selection of chef’s jackets & trousers, waiter’s cloths, crisp white bed linen, luxury bathrobes, fluffy towels, spotless napkins, elegant table linen and much more.
We have built up a reputation through our reliable, innovative service. Our team always strives to work hard, offering customers all the linen and laundry they require. We are professional, delivering all items to your door. We promise all of this without tying you into any sort of contract.
Lightspeed Restaurant provides a cloud-based hospitality platform specifically designed with restaurateurs and hoteliers in mind. Whether quick or full service, we help restaurants effortlessly manage staff, menus, ordering, restaurant floors & payments — all in one place.
Some of the features of Lightspeed Restaurant include:
- Adjustable interface that allows you to edit floor plans as necessary
- Self and tableside ordering enabling guests to place their own orders
- An easy-to-use customer facing display that minimising errors and reduces waiting times
- Flexible user permissions to set restrictions and access for staff
- Customer loyalty and timed promotion management
- Various payment options including iZettle and Verifone
- Cloud-based remote access to your business 24/7, on any device
- Environmentally-friendly kitchen display system that improves communication and efficiency for back-of-house staff
- A secure offline backup mode
- Free training and onboarding
As the UK’s leading restaurant EPOS, Lightspeed is the first management system to receive Oracle hospitality certification to simplify the workflows for thousands of restaurants worldwide. So you can focus on doing on what you do best — creating that unique restaurant experience.
OpenTable is the world's leading provider of online restaurant reservations, seating more than 25 million diners per month via online bookings across more than 45,000 restaurants.
For restaurants, OpenTable hospitality solutions enable them to manage their reservation book, streamline their operations, enhance their service levels and deliver personalised hospitality.
The OpenTable website and mobile apps enable diners to see which restaurants have available tables, select a restaurant based on verified diner reviews, menus and other helpful information, and easily make an instantly confirmed booking. OpenTable also powers online reservations for nearly 600 partners, Facebook, Google, Apple, TripAdvisor and many more. Since its inception in 1998, OpenTable has seated more than 1.5 billion diners around the world.
OpenTable is proud to be sponsoring the award for Independent Restaurateur of the Year. OpenTable partners with thousands of small business owners across the globe to help them drive success.
We are extremely proud to be sponsoring the Public Sector Caterer Award at The Cateys 2018, one of the most prestigious celebrations of achievements within the hospitality calendar. As one of Britain’s largest food producers, our heartland is in the public sector and we understand the important role we have to play in driving the industry forward. We continue to work closely with partners in the industry to make a difference and help change the face of catering. Over the last year we have continued our great work within the cost sector, developing our leading healthcare solutions programme, as well as our popular McDougalls Young Baking Team of the Year competition which is now in its third year. At the same time, we are also passionate about providing our customers with innovative menu solutions and have created a number of targeted guides for university, school and care home caterers, with more to follow throughout 2018, all of which are created to support the industry with fresh insight and recipe inspiration.
As a supplier of some of the nation’s favourite brands, including Ambrosia, Bisto, McDougalls, Bird’s and Angel Delight, we are focused on providing ingredients you can trust. Our experienced culinary team is dedicated to supporting the specific needs of our healthcare and education customers and we are passionate about showcasing and celebrating the standards of catering in the industry.
People Powered Procurement
Procure4 believe that it is great people who power procurement: energising, inspiring and engaging your people to support change and lock it in.
Procure 4 create real value for your organisation. Utilising leading edge technology, processes, insights, Procure4 work with stakeholders as One Team to realise business expectations and achieve lasting change.
Pernod Ricard is the world no. 2 in the wines and spirits industry and proud to manage a prestigious portfolio of internationally recognised brands, of which 17 are counted amongst the global top 100 amongst the wine and spirits brands. Brands include Absolut Vodka, Havana Club Rum, Malibu Coconut Rum, Kahlúa Liquor, Monkey 47 Gin, Plymouth Gin, Chivas Regal Whisky, Jameson Irish Whiskey, The Glenlivet Single Malt Whisky, Martell Cognac, Perrier-Jouët Champagne, G.H. Mumm Champagne, Brancott Estate Wine and Campo Viejo. With a ethos of conviviality and enhancing the nations drinking experiences, Pernod Ricard strive to add value to the world of premium spirits, champagnes and wines.
www.secretescapes.com is a free-to-join members website, which works with four and five-star hotels to inspire the world to escape by running ‘best-in-market’ flash sales.
With over 42 million members globally, and 18 million members in the UK alone, Secret Escapes intelligently targets their unique and engaged global audience with strategic newsletters, trustworthy editorial, show-stopping imagery and curated offers, in order to fill empty hotel rooms and generate incremental revenue for cream-of the-crop properties across the globe.
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 1, 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.
The Chemours Company is a global leader in fluoroproducts, titanium technologies and chemical solutions providing its customers in a wide range of industries with market-defining products, application expertise and chemistry-based innovations. Chemours ingredients are found in plastics and coatings, refrigeration and air conditioning, mining and oil refining operations and general industrial manufacturing. Flagship products include prominent brands such as Teflon™, Ti-Pure™, Krytox™, Viton™ and Opteon™. Chemours has about 8,000 employees across 37 manufacturing sites serving more than 5,000 customers in North America, Latin America, Asia-Pacific and Europe. Chemours is headquartered in Wilmington, Delaware USA.
We are chefs supporting chefs
As the dedicated foodservice business of Unilever, we lead the industry in providing innovative, high-quality professional food ingredients and value-adding services in 75 markets worldwide.
Unilever Food Solutions is an inspiring global company made up of talented, entrepreneurial professionals working closely with chefs and distributive partners on a daily basis. We work with our customers around the world to make their menus relevant to local guests, whether that’s meeting the need for healthy, delicious, guilt-free dining experiences, localising a global offering, or bringing the world’s most exciting cuisines to home markets.
Knorr, with you every step since 1838
Helping to encourage and grow chef talent has always been an important part of what we do with Knorr, from a young chef’s first day at college through to their first day on their first job – and for many years beyond. We continue to be hugely passionate about ensuring chefs are equipped with the support they need, from recipe inspiration to advice in managing allergens – all backed by insight-driven product solutions which are fit for purpose across every sector and at every level.
The global foodservice industry is a significant and important part of Knorr’s business and we’re proud to have been by the side of culinary professionals throughout the world since 1838. Celebrating a diverse and international industry full of talent, of all generations, Knorr and Unilever Food Solutions are proud to support The International Outstanding Award.
Remember your first day? Watch our campaign film at ufs.com/1838 and join in the conversation on our Facebook page.
William Grant & Sons UK is honoured to sponsor the ‘Newcomer of the Year’ award at the 2018 Catey Awards. Our founder, William Grant, had a vision to create ‘the best dram in the valley’. With help from his family, he built the Glenfiddich distillery with his own bare hands, and the first liquid fell from the stills on Christmas Day 1887. Through hard work and entrepreneurial spirit his vision is now a reality, with Glenfiddich being the most awarded single malt whisky in the world. We are still family-owned to this day, which allows us to retain William’s entrepreneurial spirit, by doing things the right way, taking no short cuts. We encourage all our employees to craft their own legacy, just like William did. It is this endeavour to nurture independent spirits that we believe will continue to drive growth for our portfolio of premium spirits. Let’s all celebrate innovators at the start of their journeys, who have been nominated for the ‘Newcomer of the Year’ award this evening. Sláinte.
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.