The 2018 Sponsors
Seafood Week is an annual campaign aimed at getting more people to eat more fish, more often. Seafish runs the eight-day celebration every October and which highlights the variety and quality of fish and shellfish on offer in the UK.
The campaign is co-ordinated by Seafish as a flexible platform for businesses and organisations from across the foodservice and retail sectors and throughout the wider supply chain to get involved. In 2015, Seafish appointed independent best value experts to estimate the worth of Seafood Week for industry. The result revealed that for every £1 Seafish spent (direct costs and staffing) the estimated return benefit was between £25 and £64.
Since 2015, sales and marketing efforts have grown year-on-year thanks to more and more companies and organisations becoming involved.
Seafood Week 5-12 October 2018
Now in its fourth year since Seafish reintroduced Seafood Week back into the nation's calendar, the 2018 event will be bigger and better than before. Seafish is seeking even more new partnerships with major brands to join with existing supporters to make Seafood Week 2018 a great promotional and business development opportunity for the seafood industry. Businesses across the whole supply chain will be tempting consumers with great ways to buy, cook and dine out on fantastic seafood choices, while also championing the nation – via through their own respective marketing channels - to eat more seafood, more often.
Seafood Week will once again start with the popular social media campaign #fishpunday (5 October 2018) which will encourage the public to take part online, and give businesses the opportunity for their brands to be more visible to potential customers. A different fish or shellfish species will be celebrated on each day of Seafood Week, with alternatives also promoted to ensure that consumers are made aware of the great choice and quality available in the UK.
To find out more about Seafood Week visit www.seafoodweek.co.uk
Seafish was founded in 1981 by an Act of Parliament and aims to support all sectors of the seafood industry for a sustainable, profitable and socially responsible future. It is the only pan-industry body offering services to all parts of the industry, from the start of the supply chain at catching and aquaculture; through processing, importers, exporters and distributors of seafood right through to restaurants and retailers.
Seafish is funded by a levy on the first sale of seafood landed in the UK. Its services are intended to support and improve the environmental sustainability, efficiency and cost-effectiveness of the industry, as well as promoting sustainably-sourced seafood. These services include technical research and development, responsible sourcing initiatives, economic consulting, market research, industry accreditation, safety training for fishermen and legislative advice.
Admiral is the leading recruitment agency specialising in the catering and hospitality sector.
Admiral was set up in 1995 by Paula Rogers, an experienced catering recruitment specialist with a passionate vision to provide a personal, high quality, honest and committed service to companies seeking high standards in their people and the services they supply. Admiral’s client base includes respected contract and event caterers, prestigious hotels, private clubs, restaurants, bars and in-house operators.
We aim to solve our clients’ staffing needs by providing the right people with the right qualities at the right time. Our ability to do this is founded on the values shared by all our staff, and our commitment to the way we do business.”
With a kitchen boasting over 650 industry awards, it’s fair to say the Amadeus catering team know what’s required to deliver daring menus for every dietary requirement and budget imaginable.
We’re part of the NEC Group and we work with venues and event organisers who want to provide visitors with a unique and memorable food experience. Consideration and innovation is evident on every plate. Whether that’s sustainably sourcing local produce, scrutinising nutritional values or adding a little live theatre to table service. Our customer portfolio includes serving four million visitors per year at five world-class NEC Group venues (the NEC, ICC, Genting Arena, Arena Birmingham and Vox Conference Centre) as well as top external events, including six major international sporting tournaments, and venues, including Cadbury World, Belfast Castle and Stratford Racecourse. We also operate three Starbucks outlets in addition to managing outlets for retail partners from Subway to JD Wetherspoon.
At Bidfood, we’re focused on going the extra mile for our customers. Being the best is a key part of our ethos, and our focus is on delivering the best customer experience, making life easier and helping customers to grow. We’re serious about service excellence and getting it right first time, and we’ve invested in building an infrastructure that keeps us close to our customers.
In our range of over 13,000 products, which includes the best of both own brand and leading foodservice brands, customers will find everything they need for service from store cupboard ingredients to frozen and chilled food, soft drinks, wines, beers and spirits, cutlery, crockery and cooking utensils, cleaning products and catering equipment.
We’re invested in the success of our customers and we believe great service is about more than delivering boxes, it’s also about adding value. Our expertise, our industry knowledge, the data we buy and the insight we distil helps our customers stay ahead of the curve on key food trends, creative recipes and menu ideas. @BidfoodUK
Britvic is the largest supplier of branded still soft drinks in Great Britain and the number two supplier of branded carbonated soft drinks in GB. The company combines its own leading brand portfolio including Robinsons, J2O, Drench, Purdey’s, Fruit Shoot and R White’s with PepsiCo brands such as Pepsi Max, Tango, 7UP and Lipton Ice Tea, which Britvic produces and sells in Great Britain and Ireland under exclusive PepsiCo agreements. Operating in both the ‘Take Home’ and ‘On-Premise’ channels, Britvic offers its customers a portfolio of soft drinks to meet every consumer occasion and has a strong track record of delivering successful innovation.
Bunzl Catering and Hospitality Division are the UK's leading suppliers of disposables, equipment and guest amenities to all sectors of the catering and hospitality industry.
The businesses form an extensive nationwide distribution network and provide the most comprehensive range of products in the marketplace. They incorporate Bunzl Catering Supplies, Bunzl Lockhart Catering Equipment, Continental Chef Supplies, WK Thomas, Bunzl Guest Amenities, together with Buwier luxury guest amenities and Thomson Medd Christmas.
The businesses offer the largest range of light and heavy catering equipment for front and back of house - everything from catering disposables, hygiene paper, cleaning and janitorial products, to in-room guest amenities, speciality festive products and a full design service that includes planning, construction and installation.
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.
Evolve Hospitality is the brainchild of Director Ed Vokes. His vision is to bring a fresh and unique approach to the hospitality industry. His aim is to change the ideas, values and attitudes towards the hospitality industry, especially the perception of recruitment and staffing agencies by supplying Clients with quality candidates whilst upholding industry standards.
Evolves team of experienced hospitality professionals come from a variety of backgrounds within the industry allowing them to take a personal approach with Clients, working alongside them in their venues to get an insight into their style of service, food concepts, kitchens and menus. This unique proposition for Clients contributes to building the integrity of their businesses and builds longstanding working relationships.
In a few short years Evolve has grown exponentially and has developed long standing partnerships with major UK Contract Catering, Events Companies and Hotels with the vision to provide fully vetted staff to the industry. The business covers Front of House, Back of House and Permanent placements from its offices in London, Birmingham and Surrey.Through its training and assessment programme, Evolve is able to successfully match candidates skills with the Clients requirements. Evolve provides free training to all Front of House candidates and trade tests all chefs and kitchen porters.
Evolve won the ‘Best New Agency in the UK’ in 2016 and later went on to win two IRP awards in 2017 for ‘Business Leader of the Year’ and ‘Best Company to Work For’ (up to 50 employees) and was shortlisted for the ‘Best New Employer’ category at the Investors in People Awards.
Franke Coffee Systems is the World’s leading provider in innovative coffee solutions. With passion and expertise we enable our customer’s successes.
Franke Coffee Systems manufacture professional and sleek all round hot beverage systems which can be tailored to meet the caterer’s every requirement.
From basic button panels to intuitive and customizable 10.4’’ touch screens allowing at the touch of the finger a perfect coffee classic or a delicious hot/cold foam beverage. A fully automatic coffee solution that appeals to all the senses.
All of this supported by the country’s finest after sales support and own national service team.
Whether you need a team of waiters and chefs for a season, a bartender for one night, or a permanent Head Chef to lead your kitchen, Off to Work is your source for top talent in hospitality. As the UK's premier event staffing, training and consultancy company, we recruit and train exceptional front and back of house teams that bring experiences to life. We are proud to have have enabled amazing experiences for over 50,000 events in the UK and beyond since 2000.
Telephone: 0207 381 8222
JustIngredients Trade supply one of the UK’s largest online ranges of dried herbs, spices, botanicals, wholefoods and more. They are passionate about ethical, healthy and natural products that have been sourced responsibly and know working with a company that can demonstrate their commitment to quality products is as important to you as it is to them.
JustIngredients Trade are BRC accredited and proudly supply their catalogue of ingredients to a vast number of catering, beverage and hospitality businesses in and outside of the UK.
In addition to their range of conventional ingredients, JustIngredients Trade also offer a huge selection of organic and Fairtrade ingredients, certified by the Soil Association and Fairtrade Foundation respectively. Committed to expanding their catalogue and developing their own product ranges to suit customers’ needs, JustIngredients Trade recently launched their own catering range which showcases a selection of their most popular ingredients in professional catering tubs.
Lucozade Ribena Suntory (LRS) is one the leading soft drinks businesses in the UK and Ireland. LRS was formed in 2014, and is part of Suntory Beverage & Food Europe. Our much-loved soft drinks brands include Lucozade Energy, Lucozade Sport, Fitwater, Ribena, Orangina, Merchant’s Heart and True Nopal Cactus Water.
Our business is driven by our “Yatte Minahare” spirit and our role is to have a positive impact on the lives of our consumers by providing them with a responsible choice of great-tasting drinks, enabling them to lead active lifestyles.
Premier Foods is one of Britain's largest food producers and works collaboratively with customers and organisations to understand the challenges the foodservice industry faces. The company is passionate about supporting chefs and caterers with trusted menu solutions and advice, with a range of well-known brands and specialist pack formats that chefs can rely on. Its trusted brands include Bisto, Bird’s, McDougalls, Ambrosia and Sharwood’s to name a few, delivering great taste and consistent results time after time.
The company’s dedicated culinary team is on hand to assist customers and help them overcome everyday challenges, whether they are looking for time-saving tips in the kitchen or resources to stay up to date with the latest food trends. The team at Premier Foods is also passionate about providing chefs with innovative recipes and has created a number of menu solutions guides with specific advice for its customers. This includes its University, Education and Care Catering Solutions guides to equip chefs with fresh insight and solutions for their menu, as well as its latest Desserts guide, created to celebrate 100 years of Ambrosia.
Staff Heroes has revolutionised how hotels and businesses within hospitality find temporary staff. Through a fully automated end-to-end platform businesses are provided with direct access to thousands of fully vetted and trained workers matching businesses’ needs.
The Staff Heroes platform makes it simple to book staff for an event or on an ongoing basis. Businesses leverage the power of our algorithms to access trained and experienced staff at market-beating rates. Staff Heroes emphasizes control and transparency - giving full visibility of work histories, references, training and certification, profile pictures and ratings from previous jobs.
As an on-demand service, Staff Heroes is available 24/7. The Staff Heroes staffing platform connects all of the pieces of the puzzle, including customer workforce management solutions, workforce upskilling, compliance, workforce performance analytics and allowing businesses to create private pools of workers
Since launch in March 2016, Staff Heroes now works works with over 250 clients across the hospitality sector including Marriott International, Four Seasons Hotels, IHG, Delaware North, ISS and Servest.
A partnership with Staff Heroes unlocks a business's potential to optimise their workforce management; Improving efficiency, reducing costs and harnessing our latest innovative technology.
Tchibo are one of the largest family owned producers of sustainable coffee in the world, with a proven reputation in providing high class beverage solutions to the Foodservice and Hospitality Industry.
At Tchibo Coffee Service, we understand that serving an exceptional cup of coffee can make your business stand out from the rest. Our range of coffee products, sourced from the finest coffee growing plantations from around the world, will enable you to exceed your customers’ expectations. Our team of SCA qualified trainers will provide full barista training to your teams to ensure they have the knowledge to produce a quality cup. We focus on your success through increased sales and quality coffee.
Our coffee experts can arrange a coffee tasting session with you to determine the right coffee profile that your customers will enjoy. We aim to support the presentation and display of each cup through marketing, training and even in the development of your own branded solution.
Sustainability is at the heart of everything we do and has been an integral part of our business strategy since 2006. Our ultimate goal to become a 100% sustainable business by 2025. We are actively involved in the support, training, investment and development of coffee regions around the world.
We pride ourselves on our ‘one stop shop’ approach solution for the hospitality industry. From selecting the correct brand and equipment, to the delivery of tailored training, professional customer service and technical support, we will ensure you will receive the very best beverage solution for your business, all supported with our exciting range of Espresso Warehouse food products that complement our coffee offer.
Our knowledge and expertise will mean you can always trust in Tchibo as your coffee partner.
Umbrella Training is an Elite Hospitality Apprenticeship provider which offers over 100 years’ hospitality experience, work-based learning and tailored assessment for your organisation.
Our Vision – The vision of Umbrella Training is to promote the Hospitality sector as an attractive career option.
Our Mission – Umbrella Training aims to provide the highest quality training and development to Elite Hospitality organisations and, in turn, create a world class workforce while serving and supporting local communities who want to thrive in the Hospitality sector.
As the experts, we understand how important it is for employers to maximise their return on investment while implementing new and exciting apprenticeship programmes. And so we work collaboratively with our learner and employer partners to deliver quality and consistent training to our apprentices.
When you join us, you #ComeUnderOurUmbrella. Using our wealth of knowledge, and our involvement in the apprenticeship reforms, we’ll support you through every stage of your apprenticeship journey to ensure you get results.
9 out of 10 learners achieving lifelong learning, sustainable employment and achievement of their apprenticeship.
We look forward to working with you#ComeUnderOurUmbrella
Unilever Food Solutions provide added value under brands such as Hellmann's, Knorr, Marmite, PG tips, Colman’s and Carte D'or. We have a bespoke Wise Up On Waste tool that shows by cover how much food waste is being thrown away as well as food concepts to help you beat the high street. Discover new menu ideas, restaurant and food trends to impress guests and become more profitable in your professional food service. Contract Jeremy Sear for more information on 07785 397561.
WilcoxBurchmore design and create commercial kitchens and dining areas. They have transformed schools, universities and corporate workplaces, creating unique and appealing environments that make preparing, delivering and eating food a pleasure!
Company directors Cathy Wilcox and Michael Burchmore have worked in the catering industry for many years, and love seeing the difference a cleverly designed space can make to the enjoyment of food. They also take pride in seeing that the catering staff have a smart, clean and efficient environment to work in, or that office workers can switch off for a while in a relaxing space created just for them.
Cathy and Michael are involved in every job from start to finish. Projects start with a detailed brief so everyone is clear on the objectives, and the style of service and atmosphere required. The budget and timings are agreed before a design is developed. You will find Michael or Cathy on site or contactable at any point throughout the project.
Regular site meetings keep the project on track, and you will be involved throughout so that all the elements work together. You will be given advice on the most suitable equipment, and your staff will be fully trained.
The expert installation team will be overseen by one of the directors, and after care is equally important. Any snags or queries after completion are dealt with quickly and efficiently.