Partners & Charities

Flint Wines – The Future of UK Hospitality

TRADE’s Gearoid Devaney MS co-hosted a webinar with Jason Haynes of Flint Wines and a panel of industry experts such as Sarah Gill, Jason Atherton, Stefan Neumann MS and Clément Robert MS to discuss the future of our industry post-Covid 19.

They discussed the phases of re-opening, the Government’s furlough scheme, staffing solutions and social distancing.

Watch the 1-hour recording here.

Your Round, Our Industry

The Drinks Trust Emergency Fund to support those in the drinks industry.

From the 6th April, The Drinks Trust will be launching a financial support scheme of a £250 grant towards essentials to drinks industry individuals who have lost their employment and income. This initiative is targeted at the following two groups:

  1. Those who have been made redundant and subsequently not been reinstated, meaning they are unable to benefit from the salary grant scheme set out by the Chancellor
  2. Those on zero hours contracts who will receive only small levels of financial benefit from the salary support measures outlined by the Chancellor

Qualifying individuals will be able to access a one-off financial grant of £250, payable directly into their bank account. The Drinks Trust will apply its expertise in assessing hardship and will prioritise individuals who have health conditions, and also those caring for dependents.

They anticipate a high level of demand, therefore, the window for applications under this scheme is limited between Monday 6th April and Friday 10th April 2020.

Visit The Drinks Trust for more information

With the support of leading industry businesses, The Drinks Trust has fundraised over £400,000 to date, to support the people of the drinks industry who have been left in financial crisis as a result of COVID-19.

The Drinks Trust pays in excess of £30,000 a month in ongoing grants funded by donations from businesses across the industry, however many historical business partners are now struggling themselves and, understandably, cannot contribute the same level as they have in previous years. This makes the need of support from business partners who can help even more crucial than before.

Visit the drinks trust for more information


HRC is the UK’s largest and most prestigious event for the hospitality and foodservice industry. HRC will welcome 650 suppliers showcasing ground-breaking products from big brands to innovative start-ups in catering equipment, food, drink, technology, interior design and tabletop solutions. To cater to the industries thirst for knowledge, HRC educates 21,000 visitors on the latest trends and issues plus HRC plays host to the UK’s most prestigious chef competition – Salon Culinaire. Find out more about HRC here:

AIR Hospitality

Alliance of Independent Restaurants

To our friends at TRADE, a great opportunity to join AIR Hospitality, a membership for all owner operators.  Whether you’re a café or restaurant, hotel, pub, bar or mobile pop-up AIR believes we can help your business through savings, support and sharing our experience, expertise and contacts.

AIR membership is free of charge for a limited time. For more details and to APPLY HERE


The Springboard Charity helps people of all ages and backgrounds improve their career potential in hospitality, leisure and tourism, especially young people in education and adults who experience multiple barriers to employment or are returning to work. Springboard UK promotes the (more…)


The Benevolent is the trade charity for people who are currently working, or have worked, in the UK drinks industry in any role and in any trade sector. The Benevolent is the only charity that supports employees, or former employees, from every area of the UK drinks industry providing



Pilot Light is a campaign focused on changing the way people think and act about mental health through addressing the industry-specific contexts and environments found in professional kitchens and the broader hospitality sector. Founded by professional chefs, Andrew Clarke and Doug Sanham in (more…)


Established in 1837 Hospitality Action, the Hospitality Industry Benevolent Organisation, has offered vital assistance to all who work, or have worked within hospitality in the UK and who find themselves in crisis. Hospitality Action supports people…



20-22 May 2019

Now entering its 39th year, London Wine Fair is one of the UK’s biggest drinks trade exhibitions, featuring more than 14,000 wines from 32 countries. Taking place in Olympia in May, London Wine Fair is an unmissable event for anyone in the on and off-trade.  Find out more and register to attend:

TRADE Partner: PX+ Festival

17-19 August 2019

PX+ Festival is a three-day festival for the people who dedicate their lives to the culinary experiences of others. Eat, drink, talk, dance, share, party, learn and celebrate with the hospitality industry. Over 200 headliners across 20 areas will come together this August for an epic weekend-long event at the beautiful Duchess Farms, Hertfordshire. Find out more and buy tickets:

TRADE partner: Imbibe

Since its launch in 2007, Imbibe has established itself as the UK’s leading publisher for on-trade drinks professionals. Alongside its wealth of editorial content in the quarterly magazine, on and across social media, Imbibe offers its readers access to events including the annual Imbibe Live exhibition,  (more…)