Britvic is one of the leading branded soft drinks businesses in Europe and South America. Britvic currently operates in and exports to over 50 countries, and 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. Britvic is an industry leader in Ireland with brands such as MiWadi and Ballygowan, in France with brands such as Teisseire and Pressade and in Brazil with Maguary, Dafruta and Bela Ischia.
The company combines its own leading brand portfolio including Robinsons, Purdey’s, Drench, Tango, J2O, Fruit Shoot, Teisseire, Maguary, Dafruta, Bela Ischia, Ballygowan and MiWadi with PepsiCo brands such as Pepsi, 7UP and Lipton Ice Tea which Britvic produces and sells in GB and Ireland under exclusive PepsiCo agreements.
Budweiser Brewing Group UK&I is one of the world’s leading global brewers. Our portfolio of over 200 beer brands continues to forge strong connections with consumers, and we are proud to offer the UK’s leading premium beer and cider brands, including global brands Budweiser, Corona and Stella Artois; international brands Bud Light, Michelob ULTRA, Beck’s, Leffe, and Hoegaarden; and local champions Bass and Boddingtons.
We are committed to building great brands that stand the test of time and to brewing the best beers using the finest natural ingredients. We are a founding member of the Portman Group, member of the British Beer and Pub Association, supporter of the Drinkaware Trust, have partnered with the Alcohol Education Trust and are a signatory to a number of pledges as part of the Public Health Responsibility Deal. Our Dream is to bring people together for a better world.
Coca-Cola European Partners is the world’s largest independent Coca-Cola bottler and in Great Britain employs some 3,500 people. We are committed to minimising the environmental impact of our products and operations, with a particular focus on sustainable packaging, water stewardship and climate protection. As a major supplier to the hospitality sector we recognise the tremendous commitment it requires by operators to meet the evolving needs of consumers. We therefore offer must stock favourites like our iconic Coca-Cola glass bottle range, Schweppes mixers and lemonade, Appletiser, Fanta and Sprite brands and also new innovations like our Coca-Cola Signature Mixers, a range of mixers for premium spirits.
At CPL Learning we are committed to unlocking the potential of your teams through our pioneering approach to learning and development.
As the learning and development partner of choice for the hospitality sector, we work closely with our clients to meet and exceed their learning and engagement needs and ultimately help our partners achieve their unique goals.
Our expertise and ability to provide learning activities and courses in all forms are what sets us apart. From a comprehensive catalogue of digital online courses to market-leading tutor-led training and workshops, our resources are accessed by hundreds of thousands of users each year.
When combined with our intuitive and trailblazing learning management system, our clients benefit from a holistic experience tailored to them.
With almost 30 years of experience in delivering training to hospitality, CPL Learning is always developing to meet the ever-changing needs of the sector landscape. Now more than ever before, we are leading with data-driven insight and are wholly committed to making learning accessible for all as we navigate the future.
HEINEKEN is the UK’s leading pub, cider and beer business. Committed to supporting a thriving on-trade – underpinned by an ethos of ‘Growing Together’, the company owns around 2,700 pubs as part of its Star Pubs & Bars business and employs almost 2,200 people. We’re passionate about our cider and beer brands and the outstanding service that we provide our customers to help them realise the full potential of their offering. Our unrivalled portfolio of brands includes Foster’s, Heineken®, Strongbow, Desperados, Kronenbourg1664, John Smith’s, Bulmers, Amstel, Birra Moretti and Old Mout, backed by a full range of niche and speciality brands.
HEINEKEN is the Official Beer Partner of UEFA EURO 2020™ and are proud to have extended our UEFA Champions League partnership by another three years, from 2021 to 2024. In continuation of our sustainability strategy, Brewing a Better World, HEINEKEN SmartDispense™ is the first green, draught beer and cider cooling system – saving 72M pints of water and 207 tonnes of CO2 since launch five years ago. Our counter-top dispense system, BLADE, allows operators to serve draught no alcohol beer for the first time: a gamechanger for the category. We have also pioneered reductions in sugar across our cider brands, as consumers become increasingly health-conscious. We are invested in providing a great quality experience for your customers every time, which is how HEINEKEN helps to grow your business.
HGEM works closely with hospitality companies to measure and improve their guests' experience. Their core services include mystery guest assessments, building highly customisable feedback sites, tracking online reputation, and bringing all the data together into one, award-winning Guest Experience Management platform – The Hub – which allows for various teams, from operations to marketing, to draw actionable insights that help increase customer loyalty, reach new customers, and ultimately to grow revenue.
HGEM, which stands for Hospitality Guest Experience Management, have made it their mission to empower hospitality companies with data-led insights into their operational efficiency and guest perceptions, which are key to being successful in such a competitive and rapidly changing market, and today work internationally with over 10,000 restaurants, pubs, hotels, cinemas and caterers, including many well-known brands such as wagamama, Brewdog, Royal Ascot, and local high street institutions Pret a Manger and Lounges.
Lumina Intelligence inspires the global food, drink and nutrition sectors with deep, actionable insights powered by the world’s best analytics technology. Our products and services are used by brands and organisations in these fast moving and growing markets to support business planning, strategic marketing and new product development.
Our global consumer and shopper data platform combines advanced analytics and insight to explain every measure of behaviour, from planning and conducting a shop to choosing where to eat and drink across retail and hospitality markets.
Lumina Intelligence is a new solution and a new name for HIM and MCA insight.
Our team of experts are deeply engaged in food and drink and we support our partners with data subscription solutions, insights and reports, as well as bespoke projects tailored to your needs.
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.
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 8,000 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.
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.
Last year, we launched our Sky 0 campaign – our commitment to be a net zero carbon business two decades before we have to. Net zero means doing zero harm to the planet through carbon emissions.
In 2006, we were the first media company in the world to go carbon neutral we cut carbon emissions created by our offices and studios and offset the rest, pioneering a new and sustainable way to do business. Now we’re taking it further.
This time, we’re not just tackling Sky’s emissions, because the world needs us to do more. We’ll support 11,000 suppliers to go net zero carbon. And we’ll inspire millions of people to join us and #GoZero.
This is why we are sponsoring the Best Sustainable Pub Company at The Publican Awards, celebrating those businesses who put sustainability at the forefront of their operations.
Asahi UK is home to an exceptional portfolio of premium beer, ale and cider brands, including category leaders in the UK. The range includes international brands Peroni Nastro Azzurro, the No.1 Super Premium lager in the UK with every drop brewed in Italy; Japan’s No.1 beer, Asahi Super Dry, encouraging consumers to discover the taste of Karakuchi; and the recently relaunched firm favourite for the UK, Grolsch. A portfolio to be envied which also includes local heroes: Fuller’s London Pride, Meantime, Dark Star and Cornish Orchards. Asahi UK’s focus is on elevating experiences for our customers and consumers through innovation, unrivalled service and offering brands with undeniable quality and provenance. Asahi UK believes that every business has a responsibility to understand and act upon its environmental impact and we continuously work towards sharing more information with our suppliers, customers and consumers about both the footprint of our beers, and how we are working to reduce it. Our place in the local community is highly valued and we strive to ensure that we are always making a positive contribution to the communities in and around our UK Breweries. For more information on Asahi UK and parent organisation, Asahi Europe International visit www.asahibeer.co.uk.
Family-owned spirits company, Bacardi has a portfolio of global brands which includes Bacardí rum, Bombay Sapphire gin, Grey Goose vodka, Patrón tequila, and Martini vermouth. Founded almost 160 years ago, Bacardi has ensured its longevity by always offering consumers what they want, when they want it. Pubs and bars have been amongst the worst affected by the coronavirus crisis, so right now, the focus for Bacardi and the whole industry is on their eventual re-opening. Ready for when that moment comes, the company is lending its support to help its on-trade partners through the challenging reopening period - helping them get back on their feet and ready to drive every new revenue opportunity, from the moment they open their doors. Visit www.bacardilimited.com and check out @BacardiLimited1862 on Instagram to find out more about Bacardi and its premium brands.
Beefeater is the world’s most awarded gin brand, distilled in the heart of London. Created by James Burrough in the 19th century, the iconic Beefeater recipe has remained virtually unchanged and today it is guarded by Beefeater’s Master Distiller, Desmond Payne, the most experienced gin distiller in the world. Beefeater is one of the Top 15 fastest growing brands in Premium+ Spirits globally with over 70 markets growing double and triple digit in 2019. Beloved by international bartenders for its consistently outstanding quality and classic London dry taste, the Beefeater range consists of Beefeater Dry, the world’s No.1 premium gin thanks to its crisp, clean, well-balanced flavour; Beefeater 24, a super-premium gin infused with Japanese and Chinese teas to create a distinctive, complex gin to suit contemporary cocktail culture; and the brand’s successful flavours, Beefeater Pink Strawberry and Beefeater Blood Orange.
Edrington-Beam Suntory Distribution UK is one of the UK’s biggest spirits sales, marketing and distribution companies. It is a joint-venture company jointly owned by Edrington and Beam Suntory. Edrington-Beam Suntory UK works within all areas of the drinks industry, from major supermarkets and online retailers to the country’s best bars, pubs and restaurants.
Edrington-Beam Suntory UK represents leading spirit brands in categories including:
- Blended Scotch (The Famous Grouse, Naked Grouse and Teacher’s)
- Malt whisky (Highland Park, Laphroaig, The Macallan and Bowmore)
- Japanese whiskies (Yamazaki, Hibiki, Hakushu, Toki and Chita)
- Bourbon (Jim Beam, Maker’s Mark and Knob Creek)
- Imported whiskies (Canadian Club and Kilbeggan Irish whiskey)
- Gin (Roku and Larios)
The Swedish town of Kopparberg has been home to Kopparberg Bryggeri (brewery) since 1882. More than 130 years later, the brewery maintains its independent production of the best-selling and tasting fruit cider that’s loved across the globe.
Kopparberg now boasts a portfolio of fruit refreshment products both within and outside of the fruit cider category, including the recently launched Kopparberg Premium Gin, a range of premium gins with the distinctive flavours that made Kopparberg famous. Enjoy Kopparberg with friends to unlock the feeling of the best times outside.
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