HRC is launching its first HRC Buyers Club in London which is said to be the UK’s only dedicated hosted buyer scheme for the hospitality and foodservice industry.
Following on from the programme’s introduction at HRC Birmingham earlier this year, the club is aimed at bringing together the UK’s most influential procurement and purchasing professionals from leading hotels, restaurants and catering businesses.
The HRC Buyers Club offers benefits to ensure distributors and operators make the most of their visit to Hotel, Restaurant & Catering (formerly Hotelympia) from 3-5 March 2020 at ExCeL London.
The Club provides one-night hotel accommodation near the venue with free parking, exclusive content, an invitation to the HRC Street Food Festival, and unlimited access to ‘The Terrace’, the event’s VIP Lounge
In exchange, Buyers Club members will commit to conducting a minimum of eight pre-arranged appointments with 650 hospitality and foodservice suppliers.
Phil Howard, category development manager, Foodbuy (Compass Group) and HRC Buyers Club member said: “Being a member of the HRC Buyers Club allows likeminded procurement specialists the facility of both networking and looking at future opportunities within the industry for the benefit of both employee and the company.
“As the current category manager for uniform, catering, cleaning and media equipment plus the hire of catering and banqueting equipment we are always looking for more suppliers to present to us with a view to working with Foodbuy (Compass Group), which will enable us to see what is new, what innovation is available and of course, price.”