Sponsor profiles

AlixPartners is a global leading business advisory firm of results-oriented professionals who specialise in creating value, optimising performance and delivering premium results for our clients.  The firm has deep-seated knowledge of the leisure market. We offer both financial advisory and operational consulting services, allowing us to support many of the sector’s leading players as they look to enhance performance. We have worked with many of the sector’s largest operators as well as with young, high growth businesses such as New World Trading Company, Pho and Le Bistrot Pierre.  We support investors and management teams through the transaction life cycle from acquisition to exit, bringing a unique blend of M&A advisory skills and “hands on” operational expertise.  AlixPartners. When it really matters.  www.alixpartners.com

Asahi UK Ltd
. is the UK and Ireland subsidiary of Asahi Europe Ltd. Asahi UK Ltd. has responsibility for the development of the following Super Premium brands across the UK and Ireland; these include; Peroni Nastro Azzurro, Pilsner Urquell, St Stefanus and Kozel. Through its distribution discipline, supplemented by engaging and innovative marketing activities Asahi UK is bringing value back into the Super Premium Beer category.  www.asahibeer.co.uk



BDO is a national, leading accountancy and business advisory firm focused on providing services to ambitious businesses within the UK and worldwide through our international network.  With more than 3,500 talented people, generating close to £400m in UK revenues, we bring real leadership across the mid-market.  We are recognised as one of the leading advisers to the restaurants and bars sector, blending strong industry insight and experience in restaurants, bars, clubs, coffee bars and food retailers with practical advice which is aimed at making a real difference to our clients’ performance.  This industry-focused approach ensures our clients benefit from the specialist expertise and diverse skills of people that know their business, market and industry.  Whether you’re a private client, an owner managed business, an ambitious AIM company or an established member of the FTSE 350, we’re confident we have the best people with the right experience to deliver tangible value.  Our dedication to our exceptional client service was recognised in an independent 2014 survey by Meridian West who ranked BDO, for the fourth year running, as the overall leader in client service compared to all the major accounting firms.     www.bdo.co.uk/sectors/leisure-and-hospitality.


Chapman Ventilation is one of the leading heating, ventilation and air conditioning contractors specifically for the UK restaurant industry. We hand over in excess of 160 restaurant projects every year for clients such as Five Guys, Bill’s and Nando’s. We pride ourselves on sourcing only the most sustainable products on the market today and are the only approved HVAC supplier on the Sustainable Restaurant Association (SRA) Suppliers Directory. From the minute you contact us you will be given your own Chapman Ventilation point of contact to oversee your project from concept to completion. Our job doesn’t end at handover, we have a dedicated maintenance team of engineers, project managers and call handlers available 24/7 specialising in both reactive maintenance and planned service arrangements tailored to each client’s specific needs.  www.chapmanventilation.co.uk

At Charles Russell Speechlys, we can help your retail brand seize commercial opportunities, succeed in new markets and attract new generations of consumers. We’ll support you throughout the lifespan of your business. Building a successful retail business is hard enough with all the legal issues that come from a changing workforce, expanding premises and an increasingly regulated sector. Add to this the need to embrace new technologies, deal with threats from counterfeiters and the ever present need to stay one step ahead of the competition – we know that you have your work cut out. From luxury, high street to food and drink, our knowledge of the law and how it works in the retail sector comes with a deep understanding of your business. Our people often go on secondment to our clients. Walking a few miles in your shoes gives us a shared perspective, an eye for what really matters and the ability to help you stay in front. www.charlesrussellspeechlys.com/en/


From Italy with passion, Lavazza has 120 years’ experience in the art of blending the perfect cup of coffee, inspired by Luigi Lavazza’s initial journey of discovery in 1875. Lavazza remains in the hands of the 4th generation family, dedicated to bringing the Italian coffee experience to everyone. For more than 30 years Lavazza has dedicated itself to top gastronomy forming great relationships with high profile chefs and food critics such as Matthew Fort, Nathan Outlaw, Shaun Rankin and Ferran Adrià, who has been essential to achieving the company’s growth ambitions within the haute cuisine sector in the UK.  www.lavazza.com


Zenith Hygiene Group is the UK’s largest independent manufacturer and provider of cleaning and hygiene solutions. For two decades, Zenith Hygiene has been a trusted partner to a number of renowned hotel, bar and pub groups and national restaurant chains. From raw materials, product formulation and manufacturing, equipment supply, installation and maintenance, product delivery right through to training and product support provision, when you partner with Zenith Hygiene you can be rest assured you’re in expert hands.