Fresh Montgomery has launched a new dedicated buyers scheme, the HRC 200, for the UK hospitality and foodservice industry, to be run for the first time at the Professional Kitchen Show and the Foodservice Show on 22-23 January 2019 at the NEC Birmingham.
The HRC 200 Buyers Club will bring together 200 of the most influential senior procurement professionals to meet leading UK suppliers, network with their peers, and attend exclusive educational sessions.
Being part of the HRC allows buyers to taste, test and trial the very latest product innovations before they enter the wider market.
Every member of the club commits to a minimum of eight prearranged, face-to-face meetings, guaranteeing both buyers and suppliers an audience with the industry names that can drive their business forward. Buyers already confirmed include Fullers, ABDA, Virgin Trains, Amadeus, Pizza Hut (Europe), Bartlett Mitchell, Bestway, Shine, Sodexo, Sprint Group, Vision, Loungers, Starboard Hotels, and 28-50.
Ross Carter, portfolio director, Fresh Montgomery, said: “The HRC 200 Buyers Club truly is one of a kind. With exclusive access to the must-have products of tomorrow, coupled with face-to-face networking and educational opportunities, there’s no better way to increase your knowledge and expertise. And, most importantly, it will help members start the relationships that will drive their business forward.
Our Birmingham event is just the beginning. The HRC 200 will continue to run through the rest of 2019 and beyond across our entire suite of HRC (Hospitality, Restaurant and Catering) events. This is an investment in the industry that you don’t want to miss out on.”
David Mulcahy, food development and innovation director, Sodexo UK and Ireland, commented: “The HRC 200 Buyers Club is a great idea, connecting procurement professionals to unique suppliers that would have otherwise probably not met. I am excited to see what opportunities come out of the club, not to mention the other networking events that have been arranged for members. Sodexo is always on the hunt for new and innovative suppliers that deliver the best for our clients and customers so I look forward to meeting lots of new people and creating new partnerships.”
To become a member or to find out more, visit www.foodserviceshow.co.uk/the-buyers-club