Sponsor Profiles

Headline Sponsor

Molson Coors brews & distributes with one important mission, delighting the world’s beer drinkers. Operationally our focus is to be first choice for customers & consumers and this underpins everything we do. Our portfolio includes 2,000 of the best names in the business across beer, spirits, cider, wine & soft drinks. With a Wine range of 700 wines, 400 exclusive to on-trade and 150 Molson Coors exclusives, from reliably great house wines, to a sophisticated selection for celebrations, Molson Coors enables you to assemble the best possible offering for you and your business.


Associate Sponsors


CPL Learning is the learning and development partner of choice for the hospitality and retail sectors, specialising in digital tools, learning content and delivery methods that engage, inspire and deliver results.

What sets CPL Learning apart is their expertise and ability to provide learning activities and courses in all forms. From renowned digital online courses, accessed by millions of users, to market-leading tutor-led training and workshops. CPL believes that blended is the key to L&D.

When coupled with their intuitive and pioneering learning management system, CPL’s clients benefit from a holistic learning and development experience tailored to them.

CPL Learning’s mission is to unlock potential through its pioneering approach to learning and development.



Davey Co provides a unique and comprehensive range of services to the licensed property and business sales market. We offer a complete, professional solution from pre-sale valuation and marketing advice, business consultancy services, bespoke business sale packages from totally confidential to full and open marketing and a unique mid-market corporate sales and acquisitions service.

Davey Confidential offers a unique off-market acquisition and sales service aimed specifically at growing, niche multiple site operators at the quality end of the licensed property market. We have three strategically placed regional offices in Oxford and Leeds, with our Head Office being based in Nottingham.



Poppleston Allen is the largest firm of specialist licensing solicitors in the UK; dealing exclusively with alcohol and entertainment licensing, regulatory crime, gambling and related training. As a result, it employs more licensing experts than any other firm to provide an unparalleled licensing service. Each year the firm is entrusted to manage over 10,000 applications of one sort or another by some of the country’s leading retail and leisure brands. This ranges from national pub companies and restaurant chains to independent operators, nightclubs, fast-food brands, cinemas and gambling operators.



At UCC Coffee UK & Ireland, we create and manage coffee experiences for the most dynamic businesses in foodservice, hospitality and retail, making every cup of coffee count for every customer.

We work in partnership with our customers to implement the right Total Coffee Solution. With a unique seed to sip model, market-leading insight and global infrastructure our total coffee solution is tailored around each customer’s needs and goals, ensuring their coffee offer outperforms the market.

Our Total Coffee Solution includes leading coffee brands, private label roasting, world-class equipment, industry-leading COFFEEWORKS training, and the UK’s largest service and maintenance support structure. Our range of coffee brands includes Lyons, Threesixty°, Grand Crü, Grand Café and Orang Utan Coffee, and we have exclusive partnerships with the world’s most innovative equipment brands, including Nuova Simonelli, Thermoplan, and BUNN.

UCC Coffee UK & Ireland is part of a global family. UCC Holdings, based in Kobe Japan, is one of the top five largest independent coffee companies and the seventh largest coffee roaster in the world, responsible for £2bn annual sales. In Europe, UCC Coffee operates in all the major coffee markets with 10 manufacturing sites, including a state-of-the-art UK roastery in Dartford, Kent. This gives us the ability to provide our Total Coffee Solution at scale and lets our customers benefit from worldwide market expertise.

At UCC Coffee UK & Ireland, we combine exceptional coffee, world-class equipment, actionable insight, data-driven training and market-leading service – all while retaining a flexible and ambitious business mentality. The result? Coffee excellence. Guaranteed.




is the trade body representing the UK’s hospitality sector, established following a merger approved in February 2018 between the Association of Licensed Multiple Retailers (ALMR) and the British Hospitality Association (BHA).

UKHospitality is the authoritative voice for over 700 companies, operating around 65,000 venues in a sector that employs 3.2 million people. 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.

For the first time, the sector has a single voice bringing together businesses from all aspects of hospitality; coffee shops, hotels, serviced apartments, pubs, restaurants, leisure parks, nightclubs, contract caterers, entertainment, stadia and visitor attractions. Engaging with government, the media and the public, UKHospitality works to develop a robust case on how to unlock the industry’s full potential as the biggest engine for growth in the economy and ensure that the industry’s needs are effectively represented.



Wireless Social is a leading provider of guest Wi-Fi, analytics, and marketing solutions to the hospitality sector. Their Wi-Fi service has been used by over 20 million people across the globe, and this number is growing rapidly by 1 million new users per month.
They work with operators of all sizes, from small independents, right through to some of the most recognisable brands on the high street such as Frankie and Benny’s, Ask Italian, TGI Fridays, Leon, ETM Group and Heineken to name a few.

Wireless Social specialise in guest Wi-Fi and analytics for hospitality venues, providing operators with actionable insight, collected from Wi-Fi social media logins, and by tracking customer behaviour in terms of visits, frequency, recency, dwell times, and ongoing loyalty. This enables operators to segment and target their marketing communications more effectively to ensure they are delivering the right message to the right customer at the right time.

Wireless Social have also launched an exciting new product called ‘Hedgehog’ which gives drinks brands the ability to send real-time free drinks vouchers to guests as soon as they log into the Wi-Fi, to be redeemed at the till. The venue receives the full price of the free drink, and the brand gets their drink into the hands of their perfect target audience. This allows brands and operators to work together to thrive in the hospitality industry together, which is a value at the core of Wireless Social.