Event Sponsors

The Casual Dining Restaurant & Pub Awards 2018 were sponsored by:

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  • Ribena Sparkling

    Ribena Sparkling

    Lucozade Ribena Suntory are excited to launch a brand new adult soft drink into casual dining this Spring; Ribena Sparkling. A light and sparkling twist on a well-loved classic, this tongue tickling new drink is launching in two flavours; Blackcurrant, and Pineapple & Passionfruit. Each 275ml glass bottle contains less than 15 calories – with no sacrifice on flavour. Ribena has been around since 1938 and is truly embedded in British heritage with 90% of all British Blackcurrants going into our hero flavour drinks. We can’t wait for you to try our new way to enjoy Ribena at the Casual Dining Awards!

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  • Access

    Access Hospitality allows you to effortlessly manage multi-site operations by employing some or all of our comprehensive business management tools, leaving you free to focus on delivering first-class guest experiences. Take advantage of numerous cloud-based solutions to quickly and easily manage properties, reservations, finance, ticketing, cash, sales, stock, and your biggest asset, your people.
    Real-time reporting and data analysis improves decision making and drives efficiencies.

    Access Hospitality is a dedicated division with over 25 years’ experience in developing hospitality management systems. Over 1,200 operators find our hospitality software is one of the most effective tools to control costs and grow their enterprise.

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  • Amber Energy

    amber energy

    amber energy is an energy management company providing solutions to the complex world of energy. We’ve worked in the hospitality sector since 2011, becoming a strategic partner to our clients through tailoring our energy solutions to meet the ever- evolving needs of the sector. Working across the six key service areas of energy management, amber energy offers an end-to-end delivery team, allowing you to fully outsource your energy management if required. Recently awarded the Fastest Growing Company in Cardiff, Property Week’s ‘Professional Team of the Year’ and expanding to an office in St James’s London, we can provide expert solutions to your energy pain points.

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  • Budweiser Budvar UK

    Universally regarded as one of the world’s great lager conditioned beers, we only use the finest ingredients – first-class cones from locally grown Saaz hops, natural soft water from ice age lakes and carefully selected grains of a unique strain of the Moravian barley make our Budweiser Budvar Original a truly great beer.

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  • Fentimans

    FENTIMANS have been making the finest quality, natural drinks since 1905.  Their award-winning beverages are hand crafted, using the finest ingredients from all around the world. To create a superior taste unlike other carbonated drinks, Fentimans make their drinks using the time-honoured botanical brewing technique. This traditional process takes a full 7 days from start to finish. As well as a solid range of soft drinks, they also produce a broad range of mixers that are an ideal match for a variety of premium spirits. Fentimans continues to be a firm favourite with young and old alike.

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  • Essential Cuisine

    Essential Cuisine is a British producer of class-leading stocks, jus, glace, demi-glace, gravy, ready to use signature sauces and bespoke lines, offering kitchens the outstanding taste and performance of traditional kitchen-made products that can be brought to life in minutes not hours. A champion of chefs and kitchen brigades across hospitality, the company is proud to support the Casual Dining Awards, recognising the vibrant and exciting casual dining scene as one of the jewels in the crown of the UK eating out market.

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  • Commercial Kitchen

    Commercial Kitchen

    From the organisers of the award-winning Casual Dining and lunch!, Commercial Kitchen is the only dedicated trade event for the catering equipment industry. Returning to the NEC, Birmingham on 5-6 June 2018, Commercial Kitchen will showcase the most cutting edge foodservice equipment and kit to facilitate a diverse range of leading kitchens across the whole professional commercial kitchen spectrum.

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  • Casual Dining

    Casual Dining is the only dedicated trade event for senior decision makers from across the branded restaurant and pub sector. Casual Dining will return to the Business Design Centre, London on 21-22 February 2018.

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  • McCain Foodservice

    At McCain Foods one of our strengths is that we understand that every sector and catering outlet has different needs. In the food industry’s fastest growing market, standing out from the crowd is key. With the expansion of our Menu Signatures range and a key understanding of food industry trends, McCain Foodservice are here to help supply potato products to Casual Dining operators create great food experiences

    Visit www.mccainfoodservice.co.uk for more information on the product range, the latest menu inspiration and to follow the story of our farmers and the lengths they go to produce the very best British potatoes for our chips.

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  • Wing Yip

    Established in 1970 when founder Woon Wing Yip opened his first grocery in Digbeth, Birmingham, Wing Yip has become the UK’s leading Oriental grocer. With more than 4,500 pan-Asian products available instore originating from China, Thailand, Japan, Indonesia, Malaysia, Korea and Singapore, Wing Yip stores provide a one-stop shop for Pan-Asian cooking.

    Wing Yip has stores in Birmingham, Cricklewood, Corydon and Manchester, supplying fresh, ambient and frozen foods seven days a week. There is also an online store (www.wingyip.co.uk) where ambient products can be purchased for delivery nationwide.

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  • Coca-Cola European Partners

    Coca-Cola European Partners GB makes, sells and distributes soft drinks for every occasion and we sell more than four billion bottles and cans every year. We make 97 per cent of our products in GB and offer a range of low and no sugar options.

    Our product range includes market leaders such as Schweppes, Monster, Fanta, Sprite, Appletiser and Capri Sun, and it continues to grow!

    Innovation has always been key to our success, not just new products but delivering unique experiences such as the Freestyle machine that delivers the ultimate personalised soft drinks experience!

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  • London Design Fair

    Located in the creative heart of East London, the London Design Fair is a four-day industry event that brings together 550 exhibitors from 36 countries, including; independent designers, established brands, international country pavilions, features and exhibitions. As the destination of the annual London Design Festival over 28,000 influential; retail buyers, architects, interior designers, press, designers and design-savvy public attend to see and specify the very latest; furniture, lighting, textiles, materials and conceptual installations from around the world.

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  • Reynolds

    A family run business, Reynolds is the UK’s leading independent supplier of fresh fruit and vegetables, cheese and dairy to the casual dining industry, covering the whole of the UK. We are entrusted with delivering short shelf-life products to many of the biggest brands in the business as well as many smaller, emerging operators who rely on us to support their ambitious growth plans. We pride ourselves on our reliability, flexibility and exceptional customer service as well as our strong relationships with UK growers. Our technical team takes care of food safety and quality, ensuring produce is grown safely and responsibly. Produce is fully traceable back to the farm. Customers also benefit from guaranteed fixed prices for six months.

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  • Lamb Weston

    Lamb Weston is a world leading brand supplying high-end potato products that create sustainable and profitable solutions for the hospitality industry. Having launched Potato Twister fries and CrissCuts as UK firsts, Lamb Weston continues to innovate, seeing possibilities in potatoes that make them the most inventive potato company in the world.

    Through a core customer base of distributors, pub and restaurant operators, chefs and menu developers worldwide, Lamb Weston strives to facilitate memorable food experiences through its wide-range of quality potato products, from Potato Dippers – perfect for sharing – to the on-trend sweet potato options and the simple, home-style Connoisseur range.

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  • Boutinot


    Established in 1980, Boutinot are a privately owned international wine business based in the UK.
    We are grape growers, winemakers, importers and agents and we have our own vineyards in the Southern Rhône – Domaine Boutinot, South Africa, East Sussex – Henners, along with our joint venture in Piemonte, Italy. We make 70% of the wines that we sell!
    In the UK, we supply restaurants, multiple retailers and independent wholesalers.

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  • Procure4


    At Procure4 we believe that it is great people who power procurement: engaging, aligning and energising your people to support change and then lock it in. If you’re looking for the best supply chain management support, the systems, tools and processes need to be a given. You need a ‘One Team’ approach that will deliver challenging targets ‘On-Time’ and ‘In-Full’. In short, you need Procure4.

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  • Carlsberg

    Here at Carlsberg we are as passionate about our beers as you are about your cuisine.  From our selection of brands and innovative draught dispense system to handy hints on creating the perfect serve and enhancing the role that beer can play on your menus, we are ready and waiting to be your partner of choice. One of our latest innovations, DraughtMaster™, is a draught beer dispense system that we believe will be a step-change for restaurants in the UK. Our newest additions to our portfolio include a selection of craft brews all the way from Brooklyn Brewery, our Poretti range from Italy and London Fields Brewery in Hackney.

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