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At Bidfood, we’re focused on going the extra mile for our customers. Being the best is a key part of our ethos, and our focus is on delivering the best customer experience, making life easier and helping customers to grow. We’re serious about service excellence and getting it right first time, and we’ve invested in building an infrastructure that keeps us close to our customers.
In our range of over 13,000 products, which includes the best of both own brand and leading foodservice brands, customers will find everything they need, 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.
The Blue Badge Access Awards is a global initiative that brings together two major design competitions - the Bespoke Access Awards and the Blue Badge Style Awards.
We are united by our mission to celebrate thoughtful and stylish inclusive design across the world.
The Blue Badge Access Awards (BBAAs) are the only dedicated global award scheme promoting stylish accessibility across hotels, restaurants and other venues. Nominations for 2023/24 are open and includes a prize fund of £20k for innovative designs in guest accessibility
Anyone can nominate a venue, person or organisation for an award (venues/organisations may nominate themselves). Nominations are encouraged from anywhere in the world. Entry forms from firstname.lastname@example.org
Brakes, the leading UK foodservice wholesaler and three times winner of the Quality Food and Drink Awards Foodservice Operator of the Year, have been serving chefs across the industry for more than 60 years. Providing expert knowledge and specialist solutions for every sector, our award-winning range offers thousands of products, with fast and flexible service, across a nationwide network. Our innovative, insight-driven approach means we can tailor our products to customers’ needs and develop our offering with chefs and customers front of mind, making sure we deliver on quality and taste at all times. Brakes is part of Sysco, the world’s leading foodservice company.
Britvic is the largest supplier of branded still soft drinks in Great Britain and the number two supplier of branded carbonated soft drinks. 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.
Creating exciting, memorable food and service experiences is what CH&CO is all about.
Great food and hospitality bring people together whatever the location, whatever the occasion. Our expertise and enthusiasm span the diverse hospitality sector and our talented teams of chefs and service professionals operate across the UK and Ireland in workplaces, schools, venues, visitor attractions, stadia, healthcare, livery halls and events.
People are always at the heart of hospitality and CH&CO. We’re very proud to sponsor The Cateys’ Special Award, recognising people who make outstanding contributions to the hospitality industry.
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 and stadia 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.
We are committed to operating in a responsible and sustainable way and we proudly hold the top-level three-star Food Made Good rating from the Sustainable Restaurant Association.
The Blue Badge Access Awards is a global initiative that brings together two major design competitions - the Bespoke Access Awards and the Blue Badge Style Awards - with the support of charity, Leonard Cheshire.
The Blue Badge Access Awards (BBAAs) are the only dedicated global award scheme promoting stylish accessibility across hotels, restaurants and other venues. Subject to the COVID 19 pandemic, the Awards will go ahead in 2023/24
Liberty Wines is a leading premium wine company that imports and distributes quality wines from 25 countries and works with over 385 producers. It has an entrepreneurial spirit and is passionate about combining the best wines with outstanding service, resulting in its wines being listed in the UK and Ireland’s best restaurants, hotels, bars and retail outlets. Its success is recognised throughout the industry. As well as receiving many specialist awards, Liberty Wines has been named On-Trade Supplier of the Year twelve times and Educator of the Year six times at the International Wine Challenge Merchant Awards, On-Trade Supplier of the Year seven times at The Drinks Business Awards and was selected as Wine Distributor of the Year at the International Wine and Spirit Competition 2022.
"MAPAL OS is the home of best-in-class hospitality solutions, built for professional and multi-site businesses. We’ve combined eight companies to create a new market-leading provider of powerful business management software exclusively for the global hospitality sector. Our hospitality management suite offers a single sign-on for all your back of house software, reducing the number of solutions, improving productivity, saving time and simplifying operations for your team.
MAPAL solutions integrate seamlessly into other software systems: Workforce productivity optimisation engine, for perfect scheduling Flow Learning, one place for hospitality learning and development Easilys f&b kitchen inventory and waste management system Compliance digital checklists and operational procedures Reputation, the all-in-one review management software Analytics, a single source of live data from across your business Facilities management system ensuring you’re always ready for business Engagement: your hospitality employee engagement app Savvie: Data-driven recommendations to boost profits and reduce food waste MAPAL One, a single app where teams have everything they need, at their fingertips
Miele Professional provides the catering and hospitality sector with unrivalled quality when it comes to dishwashing and laundry. Its commitment to the environment means that products are highly efficient whilst being economical to run, helping businesses to keep their running costs low, a vital consideration for many. Miele’s equipment can also guarantee a hygienic clean every time with the right temperature settings built in and intuitive user controls.
With 35 years of experience, MPLC is the global expert in public licensing for TV and film. We are on a mission to drive growth across the hospitality industry through compliant use of world-class entertainment, while playing a key role in funding the next generation of film and television.
Businesses often use TV and film in public spaces. Hotels, bars and restaurants show content to enhance the customer experience and, behind the scenes, offer relaxing spaces for off-duty staff. But by law, great shows can only be shared in these public settings if the creators give their permission. MPLC provides a simple, affordable licence to businesses, so they can show content whenever they want with peace of mind.
The royalties we collect are then shared with the creators - representing thousands of studios and producers around the world, from major Hollywood studios to small, local and independent companies - and go on to support the future of entertainment we know and love.
As proud champions of the hospitality industry, we support businesses that want to create a winning environment for customers and staff - helping them, and the creators of the content they show, to thrive.
At Matthew Clark, we know it’s been a very tough period for the Hospitality industry; as a supplier that only services the On-Trade, we’ve also shared your challenges. We remained open throughout the pandemic and we’re delighted to be here, ready once again to help you welcome guests and customers. We all know our clients have a choice which is why we all go the extra mile in everything that we do.
We have extended our drinks portfolio to meet market demands and feature over 7,000 products from popular brands to niche producers. This includes over 1,300 wines and Champagnes, an extensive range of spirits, soft drinks and our specialist Boutique beers collection. Matthew Clark’s Wine List continues to evolve and the Sommelier Wine Awards judges voted us Classic Regions and New World Merchant of the Year in 2019 and 2020 respectively.
We are also committed to our “added value” offer, delivering support via market insight, merchandising, marketing tools, training and category management, all of which give our customers tools to drive revenue, standards, guest satisfaction and to save costs. For instance, we offer a dedicated and high quality Design Studio for bespoke point of sale and a wine listing service.
At Matthew Clark, our ethos is a commitment to deliver whilst ensuring our customers are at the heart of our thinking.
It’s not just our depth of on-trade experience, it’s applying it to all that we do. That’s why with Matthew Clark, the experience matters.
For more information visit www.matthewclark.co.uk or follow us @matthewclarkltd
Harri is the frontline employee experience platform built for companies who have service at the heart of their business. The solution is built on the notion that the customer experience will never exceed the employee experience. The Harri suite of talent attraction, workforce management and employee engagement technologies enable organizations to attract, manage, engage, and retain the best talent for their business.
Sky is the leading provider of entertainment and communication services which is built on over 30 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 ROI, by connecting and entertaining millions of people every day – from unmissable live sport, unrivalled entertainment and breaking news, to the best drama and comedy, documentaries and films.
Umbrella Training is a leading nationwide training and apprenticeship provider. Founded in 2012 by Adele Oxberry FIH, the company works with hotels, restaurants, foodservice businesses and many corporate services organisations across the UK. Since its inception, Umbrella Training has supported the recruitment, development and progression of more than 4,500 apprentices. The company understands how important it is for employers to maximise return on investment while implementing meaningful apprenticeship programmes. Umbrella Training works collaboratively with learner and employer partners to deliver quality, and consistent training to apprentices. In 2020, Umbrella Training was named the winner of the Princess Royal Training Award for its commitment to continued development of its team. The company is also recognised as a ‘Good' provider by Ofsted with ‘outstanding features'. It is also one of the leading providers for the ESFA* in the UK.
Venners deliver powerful insight into stock, revenue and profit. Driving operational excellence in hospitality we provide industry-leading business support services. Our specialist stock control, compliance auditing and profit advice solutions have been trusted by thousands of customers across the UK for over 125 years. Offering a unique combination of audits, training and software, we help operators run their businesses as efficiently, effectively and profitably as possible.