Sponsors

Each ACE event has a number of sponsors which makes it possible for us to run our events at some fabulous venues in a cost effective manner. There are various sponsorship opportunities including financial contribution and provision of goods or services.

For details on how to sponsor an ACE event, please click here to view our Sponsorship Pack or contact Louise Willis (see the contact page).

We are grateful to the following sponsors that have supported recent events.

AB World Foods
AB World Foods
abworldfoods.com At AB World Foods, we're all about our people. We are full of passion. For our business, our brands and our products. Working in teams across multiple markets and functions, we are driven by the will to succeed and achieve our mission:

"Inspire people to explore the incredible flavours of the world."
Allens
Allens
allenshire.co.uk Allens, the award-winning event hire company in London and the South.

From crockery to cutlery and glassware, to chairs, tables, linen and bar equipment Allens has a wide range of items to hire. As Catering Equipment Hire specialists they don’t only supply the nice bits that guests will see and use – their product range extends to the kitchen as well, from freezers to ovens, so they have your entire event covered.
Clearly Drinks
Clearly Drinks
clearlydrinks.co.uk Based in the North East, we are a soft drinks manufacturer offering a range of our own brands alongside an industry leading contract bottling service. We draw crystal clear spring water directly on site which acts as a basis for fresh and fruity flavour combinations and carbonations.
Cube
Cube
cubestaff.co.uk With cube you have access to hundreds of staff across London. Get reliable and friendly event staff with a click of a button. With our technology powered by ROTA you have a real time overview off all bookings. You can request your favourite staff, see who is working where and easily process time sheets online.
KP Snacks
KP Snacks
kpsnacks.com KP is home to some of the most iconic British snack brands and we also produce all kinds of delicious snacks for the UK’s retailers.

We aim to listen carefully to what our customers want – then respond by creating exciting snack ideas to meet changing tastes and expectations. We’re passionate about our products and proud of what we do.

KP is also part of the European Intersnack Group, which with nearly 50 years’ combined experience in savoury snacks is now Europe’s No. 2 snack producer.
Baxters
Baxters
baxters.com Since 1868, our family has dedicated itself to creating high quality products from our table to yours. What we’ve grown together over four generations is an iconic brand that sits on shelves across the UK, maintaining our strong heritage while forging our future.

A lot has changed in 151 years, but our dedication to making only the best quality products, hasn’t. Discover how four generations of our family grew the Baxters brand from a humble village store to a global brand.

We carefully hand-select our ingredients to get the very best. The same goes for the people we work with. The Baxters family isn’t just our immediate family, it includes everyone who has worked with us over the last 150 years.

Real Drinks Company
Real Drinks Company
realdrinks.co When founder David had all but given up alcohol, he found there was a lack of choice and nothing that paired with food in the same way as a wine. He knew there must be a better way so set about experimenting with fermentation, the taste profiles of different loose-leaf teas and the impact of conditioning and bottling on superior flavour.

After almost 2 years of tinkering, David had created a liquid with the depth of flavour he had been missing and shared it with the like-minded folk at The Pig. They agreed that this was like nothing else and became REAL’s very first listing.

David’s unconventional approach to creating that first batch of liquids that made their way to The Pig is embodied in everything that the team do today. His relentless attitude to progress means that the Sparkling Teas you taste today in a champagne bottle in places such as the Fat Duck, Le Gavroche and Clove Club are quite far from the early days; more refined, deeply flavoured, and with the complexity of a fine wine – a sparkling moment, without the compromise.

Delphis Eco
Delphis Eco
delphiseco.com Delphis Eco's mission is to be the leading innovator of ecological cleaning products. We are committed to developing effective plant-based cleaning solutions that actively contribute to waste reduction, pollution prevention, and the conservation of natural resources throughout their lifecycles.

Disciples of Escoffier UK
Disciples of Escoffier UK
disciplesescoffieruk.com Our organisation works hard to strengthen and preserve the social fabric of our culinary community, be they a Chef directing a kitchen, Employee in the hospitality industry out of the kitchen, Person who have strong interest in the entire angle of gastronomy, Person who produce and/or sale any kind of high quality food, beverage or wine, or Promising junior chef who have demonstrated a strong interest in French or International cuisine, by keeping within their actions and the thoughts the spirit of our great master, a man of great generosity, deeply altruistic, without forgetting the subtle and indispensable note ‘of a man who respects humankind’.

Dr. Oetker
Dr. Oetker
oetker.co.uk Trust, sustainability and credibility are extremely important factors in the Dr. Oetker family business. Established over 100 years ago in Germany, the business has developed with these values at its core and now enjoys a reputation as one of the most trusted food brands internationally.

Chicago Town
Chicago Town
chicagotown.com The story behind our story, started back in '43. Some downtown genius raised crusts higher, made a Deep Dish pizza and made history.

In '92 Chicago Town was number 1 in America. So after tasting the delicious Chicago Deep Dish, our American founding fathers were inspired! They came to the UK, armed with their own pioneering recipe for the now famous Chicago Town Deep Dish pizza. It was big on taste, big on toppings and very quickly big on demand.

As tastes evolved, and families grew so did our range. We brought in Tiger Bread crust, even more toppings and stuffed our unique rising Takeway dough with squishy signature sauce, cheese, cheese and more cheese!

We thought outside the pizza box, adding boatloads of tasty new toppings, signature sauces and crunchy, crusty crusts. Sure things have changed, but we still make our pizzas the only way we know. From the base up. Some days we even head back to Chicago for an extra taste of inspiration.

Pizza? Yeah, we go to town on it.

Weetabix Food Company
The Weetabix Food Company
weetabixfoodcompany.co.uk The Weetabix Food Company, where we stand for good food you can trust.

We believe that our purpose is to help people live better lives by providing better breakfasts and we make sure that this is at the core of everything we do. We’re passionate about helping you start your day in the best way and we are committed to doing this in a sustainable, responsible way. It’s in our DNA.

Bridor
Bridor
bridordefrance.com For over 25 years, Bridor has created high quality traditional bakery breads and Viennese pastries. Healthy and natural products made to our own recipes.
Harvey & Brockless
Harvey & Brockless
harveyandbrockless.co.uk A producer and distributor of speciality foods, working with artisan food producers across the globe, supplying a nationwide network of customers from the smallest farm shops, to restaurants and food manufacturers.
Carnevale
Carnevale
carnevale.co.uk Carnevale was founded in 1966 growing from a small-scale producer of fresh mozzarella, to a national supplier and manufacturer of various types of Italian cheese, fresh pasta, sausages & cured meats. Its current portfolio boasts over 3,000 imported chilled, ambient and frozen lines which are distributed all over the UK by Carnevale’s own fleet.
CH & Co.
CH & Co.
chandco.net Exciting portfolio of specialist businesses designed to provide you with the ideal catering or service solution to suit your needs.
ISS
ISS
issworld.com Maintaining long-term relationships with our customers in the food and beverage industry, some over 40 years. We work closely with customers to understand their specific needs, brand values and the strict compliance requirements.
Jestic Food Services
Jestic Food Services
jestic.co.uk Your success is our success. We are passionate about the food our customers serve and our goal is to help them create and deliver the best menu possible, with flair, efficiency and cost control. Your success is our success, and it is this ethos which is at the very heart of our business, and which makes the Jestic name synonymous with quality, value and innovation.
Kanpla
Kanpla
kanpla.io We want our software to help shape the future of canteens.

Our goal is to improve canteens all over the world with our platform by offering online tools to help increase sales, engage and improve the relationship with customers and gain insightful data towards a more sustainable canteen.
kff
kff
kff.co.uk Working in partnership with our food suppliers kff regularly review their products to make sure they are the best in the market and available to you at competitive, sustainable prices.
Smart Group
Smart Group
smartgroupltd.co.uk A dynamic collection of hospitality, catering, venue and event management businesses.

Quality, passion and integrity drive all the brands at Smart Group, providing unforgettable experiences across events and hospitality. We are a small, intimate company, with over 25 years’ of experience and personal service is at the core of everything we do.
Framptons
Framptons
framptons.com Our heritage can be traced back to 1898 and we have spent more than a century in the food industry. From humble origins as an egg wholesaler, Framptons extended into egg and liquid egg processing to serve the catering industry. Building on this success led to Framptons becoming specialists in the contract packing of a huge range of liquid food and beverages.
No1 Living
No.1 Living
no1living.com No.1 Living is based upon the belief that we can improve our overall wellbeing by taking care of and listening to our body.

By putting our wellbeing first, by making it our number one priority and improving the quality of what we put into our body, we get more out of life and how we live it. If we feel good on the inside, it shows on the outside.

That’s why at No.1 Living, we responsibly craft great tasting healthy drinks that are full of life. Based on a living diet, our drinks are rich in live cultures and anti-oxidants, and are dairy free and vegan so they can be enjoyed by everyone.
fusionFsm
Fusion FSM
fusionfsm.com We are a specialist provider of sales support and insight for brands looking to succeed in the UK foodservice sector.

Our knowledgeable and dedicated team have a wide network of contacts, with strong relationships with key decision makers in the industry.

We are one of the most well-connected businesses in foodservice, with relationships that have been nurtured and developed over years.

As an established business (we first launched in 2000), we draw on our extensive market knowledge and intelligence to unleash the potential of brands, enhancing both sales and the end user experiences.

And to ensure that we are delivering on our promises and meeting your needs, we see ourselves as an extension of our clients’ business.
Water In A Box
Water In A Box
waterinabox.co.uk Our ambition is to produce a great tasting British water utilising the world’s most sustainable packaging, made solely of responsibly-sourced, renewable or recycled materials, which is fully recyclable and carbon-neutral.

We’ve always been horrified to see waste plastic and plastic bottles discarded everywhere around our planet and we truly believe there has to be a better way.

So, we had a very simple idea; re-package British spring water into something that’s better for the environment, better for our health and accessible to everyone.

Water in a Box has been created with the aim of encouraging people to change their habits when buying packaged spring water and to opt for cardboard instead.
Graysons
Graysons
graysons.com Graysons is a contract caterer and restaurant operator. We manage staff restaurants and hospitality suites on behalf of our clients, manage conference and event venues, and operate high street cafés and restaurants.

Everything we do is about great food and great people. Our teams deliver exceptional service, producing fabulous food on a day to day basis for our customers.

We have a real passion for quality standards and we want to create an amazing experience for our customers, that’s why we are flexible, listen and build fantastic working relationships.

Each of our establishments is unique so it’s all about creative thinking and having fantastic people with great talent to develop the offer and service.

We are a responsible and ethical business committed to sustainable food and fair working practices.
Laurent Perrier
Laurent Perrier
laurentperrier.com Founded in 1812 by André Michel Pierlot and took the name Vve Laurent-Perrier when Mathilde Emilie Perrier, the widow of Eugène Laurent, combined the two family names after she decided to expand the business.
Ellis Wines
Ellis Wines
elliswines.co.uk An independent, family owned on-trade wine business, established in 1822. We have a rich history based on our traditional ethos of partnership and value.

Joseph Ellis started his wine business in 1822 – 200 years ago this year. At that time, the Ellis family was also running the Star & Garter Inn on Richmond Hill. However in 1864, Joseph’s son George decided to sell the hotel in order to focus on the wine business.

Initially he ran the business from 36-37 Leadenhall Street in London where all the deliveries were by horse-drawn carts. By 1926, the business needed to expand so it moved to Richmond and, besides benefiting from bigger offices and cellars, the business also acquired a fleet of vans. On the wall of the Richmond building (which originally belonged to Sir Whittaker Ellis and is now The Ivy) a vine was planted in 1840 and is still growing to this day!
British Premium Meats
British Premium Meats
britishpremiummeats.com British Premium Meats travel the length and breadth of the country to source the very best products at a competitive price, and offer a great choice of meat products.
M&J Seafood
M&J Seafood
mjseafood.com M&J Seafood is the UK’s largest independent seafood supplier, offering the largest range of top quality fish & seafood and outstanding local service.
MCS Technical Products
MCS Technical Products
mcstechproducts.co.uk Established in 1997 to serve the foodservice market, MCS has built an enviable reputation for top quality equipment supported by great service – most equipment in stock for next day delivery and covered by comprehensive warranties for up to 5 years.
Nisbets
Nisbets
nisbets.co.uk Nisbets Catering equipment supplies for restaurants, hotels, bars and kitchens, professional chefs and caterers.
Pedrino
Pedrino
pedrino.co.uk At Pedrino, we are passionate about creating the perfect spritz: a drink made with only the best, all-natural ingredients and proportions. Because the first drink matters, our original spritz recipe guarantees a perfect spritz, every time.
TWO
TWO
two-services.com Currently celebrating 30 years in the business, TWO provide expert kitchen, ductwork and ventilation cleaning, planned maintenance and emergency repairs.
Wilcox Burchmore
Wilcox Burchmore
wilcoxburchmore.co.uk WilcoxBurchmore design and install commercial kitchens, specialising in schools, and business & industry.
Russums
Russums
russums-shop.co.uk Russums is a leading supplier of clothing and equipment to the hospitality industry. We supply chefs and food service workers throughout the UK and Europe and believe passionately that quality matters.
Mondelēz
Mondelēz
mondelezinternational.co.uk Mondelēz International is one of the world’s pre-eminent makers of snacks, with something for every occasion from all our favourite brands, including Cadbury, Kenco, Belvita, Oreo, Ritz, Dairylea and Kraft Philadelphia.
Direct Seafoods
Direct Seafoods
directseafoods.co.uk Sourcing fish responsibly for London’s discerning chefs. Minimum food miles means maximum freshness.
Nestlé
Nestlé
nestleprofessional.com At Nestlé they use four simple words to describe their offer: ‘Good Food Good Life’. A great mantra for all ACE members, we think!
4°C
4°C
4degreesc.com 4°C offers Caterers a range of Chilled products that is compact and complete - yet manages to offer choice. At competitive prices.
Johnsons Stalbridge
Johnsons Stalbridge
stalbridge-linen.com Stalbridge offer a high quality range of smart chefs wear, kitchen cloths, crisp white bed linen, fluffy towels and a range of elegant white and coloured table linen.
Tim Browne Ltd
Tim Browne Ltd
timbrowne.co.uk Motivating teams to better understanding the relationships with clients. How people communicate, present ideas, deliver a service, manage and lead are the keys to success.
Jascots Wine Merchants
Jascots Wine Merchants
jascots.co.uk Jascots has been offering exceptional wines to the on-trade from exclusive growers and delivering outstanding value with a depth of choice at key price points since 1990.
Sodexo
Sodexo
uk.sodexo.com Sodexo have an unrivalled reputation for building lasting partnerships with clients through open, transparent relationships based on trust and exceptional performance.
Off To Work
Off To Work
offtowork.co.uk Off to Work is an award winning event staffing, consultancy, recruitment and training academy. Since 1999, we have provided the finest skilled staff for over 50,000 events.
Collins King & Associates
Collins King & Associates
collinsking.co.uk An independently owned hospitality recruitment consultancy whose primary focus is the sourcing of high calibre and experienced management, culinary and support personnel to the hospitality industry.
Bragard
Bragard
bragard.co.uk Bragard have been providing specialist professional clothing since 1933, with a vast collection of catering clothing.
Roller Grill
Roller Grill
rollergrill.co.uk A global leader in catering equipment manufacture. All products are manufactured at one of two modern production facilities in France using quality European components so that you may be as proud of your Roller Grill equipment as we are.
CookTek
CookTek
cooktek.com CookTek brings professional kitchen equipment to a whole new level with advanced, efficient induction cooktops, countertop burners, food warmers and more.
Nix & Kix
Nix & Kix
nixandkix.com Nix & Kix is a range of soft drinks with a unique ingredient – cayenne chilli. Chilli is our favourite spice. Aside from its health benefits and the amazing ‘kick’, it helps us create great-tasting drinks – without having to use refined sugar.
Bewleys
Bewleys
bewleys.com Founded in 1840, Bewley’s is Ireland’s leading coffee and tea company. We’ve been perfecting the craft of tea and coffee making for many generations, from our humble beginnings in a little shop in Dublin, Ireland.
Laytons
Laytons
laytons.co.uk Laytons is an independently owned London wine merchant. We are passionate about the wines we source from around the world, while our people focus on providing the highest levels of service to our customers.
Academy
Academy
catering-academy.co.uk A company of food-lovers and can-doers with a mission to serve Britain’s businesses with invention, dedication and exceptional food.
Appetite 4 Work
Appetite 4 Work
appetite4recruitment.co.uk Sibling of Appetite4recruitment, and complementing our big brother’s Permanent only focus, we specialise in providing quality temporary staffing solutions to the hospitality, catering & events industry from our bases in London and Godalming.
iJess Consulting
iJess Consulting
ijessconsulting.co.uk Helping businesses improve quality and performance, providing catering consultancy and business development support to organisations that operate within the foodservice and hospitality market.
LondonFoodTours
London Food Tours
londonfoodtours/facebook Bespoke food tours in London. Great for team building events, market research, client entertaining or just keeping abreast of the latest food trends. One delicious step at a time...
Vegware
Vegware
vegware.com Vegware is a manufacturer and visionary brand, and the only completely compostable packaging company operating globally.
Osolocal
Osolocal
osolocal.com Covering England, Scotland and Wales with service from local suppliers who are small to medium size companies, and nearly all are family run and have been trading for years and years, some for more than 150.
Bidfood
Bidfood
bidfood.co.uk A huge range of great quality food, drink and catering supplies, offering you a wide choice across both own brand and supplier branded products.
Troika
Troika
troikarecruitment.co.uk Innovative professional recruitment selection for the Hospitality & Leisure industry. Drawing from combined experience and expertise to focus on the three elements that they believe to be the key to successful recruitment.
Modern Standard Coffee
Modern Standard Coffee
modernstandardcoffee.com Modern Standard Coffee, specialty coffee roasters. Check out our web shop for delicious coffees, brew guides and blog to keep up to date.
Peyton & Byrne
Peyton & Byrne
pandbbakeries.com We are your neighborhood bakery – unabashedly British with a huge variety of handmade cakes, tarts, breads and celebration cakes as well as an amazing range of tea, the best specialty coffee and of course our famous savoury creations.
Elizabeth Marsh Floral Design
Elizabeth Marsh Floral Design
emfd.co.uk Based in New Covent Garden Market, Elizabeth Marsh Floral Design serves a wide range of customers with weekly flowers, flowers for events & bouquet deliveries across London and the rest of the world.
Corney & Barrow
Corney & Barrow
corneyandbarrow.com At over 230 years old, Corney & Barrow is one of the oldest independent wine merchants in the UK.
Evolve
Evolve
evolvehospitality.co.uk Evolve Hospitalilty Recruitment specialise in the recruitment and training of high quality professionals to the Hospitality industry.
Matthew Algie
Matthew Algie
matthewalgie.com We don't just know coffee. we're obsessed with it.

We kick-started the UK espresso revolution, & introduced the world's first triple certified espresso. In fact, we've been innovating since 1864, sticking true to our principles all the while.
Delicious Ideas
Delicious Ideas
delicious-ideas.com Clive, Jan, Emma & Jonathan Potter started Sweet Ideas in 1991, selling confectionery and snacks to local independents in Cambridgeshire. They launched their own confectionery branded packs in 1994.
Mackies of Scotland
Mackies of Scotland
mackies.co.uk The Mackie family have been farming at Westertown farm since 1912 and Mackie’s of Scotland is now a well-known Scottish food brand. Mackie’s were formerly a milk retail company and in 1986 began making ice cream.
JimJams
JimJams
jimjams-spreads.co.uk As parents we were shocked by the amount of sugar contained in chocolate spread. Leading brands contain the equivalent of up to 56 cubes of sugar in one standard jar. We wanted an alternative for our children and so it became our mission to create a chocolate spread that tasted fantastic yet contained a lot less sugar than leading brands (83% less sugar to be precise!).
Baker Street
Baker Street
lovebakerstreet.com Lovingly baked and cleverly packed, so we can all enjoy it for longer

If there’s one thing we’re passionate about its delicious bread that lasts longer. We don’t think anyone should ever be without great tasting bread or have to waste it, so we did something about it – something clever – with a fresh approach to smarter packing!

OK, so it’s not that clever. We simply combine our lovingly baked unique recipes with a clean packaging process to protect your bakery products from those tiny micro-organisms (the culprits of mould), keeping them delicious until you’re ready to enjoy.
Kate Percy's Go Bites
Go Bites
go-bites.com For me, food has to deliver three things: great taste, a big smile from family and friends and the right type of get-up-and-go energy.

How did it all start? I radically altered my family's diet to help my husband, Mark, who was struggling in his training for the New York Marathon. Mark's performance was totally transformed and the whole family felt more energised! I didn't last long watching from the sidelines. I decided to run a marathon myself. And the rest is history!

Since then I've written 3 best-selling ‘Go Faster Food’ books, I'm in-house chef for 220 Triathlon and have also developed an education programme to get kids eating better and moving more.

Oh, and there's Kate Percy's GO BITES of course too!

Our 5 x 2025 mission is for every child, by 2025, to be able to cook 5 simple, nourishing recipes by the time they leave home. What would life be without big, hairy goals!
St.Pierre
St. Pierre
stpierrebakery.com Any meal. Any occasion. Any time. Enjoy St Pierre at any time, any day. With our huge range of European baked delights – from tasty Brioche loaves and rolls to delicious Belgian waffles and French crêpes – there’s always something new to try. Whatever the hour, you’ll find the perfect St Pierre option – morning, noon or night.
Firefly
Firefly
fireflydrinks.com Our revitalising botanical drinks are expertly crafted from still water, fruit juice and active botanicals for the perfect blend of flavour and refreshment. At Firefly, we never add anything nasty, but we sometimes add something naughty – all our drinks are delicious mixed with a splash of spirit.

Simply sit, sip and smile!
Seabrook Crisps
Seabrook Crisps
seabrookcrisps.com We could use this space to tell you that we were the first crisp company to make crinkle cut and to use sunflower oil.

Or we could print the name of the Yorkshireman who fried the crisps in every bag. But we figure that you don’t particularly care. Flavour is what we’re all about and it’s our bold taste that's won us droves of devotees over the years.
Yushoi
Yushoi
yushoi.co.uk We are Yushoi. Welcome to ‘better for you’ snacking.

When we first started our journey all we had was a green pea and a vision. Inspired by the calm and mindful culture found in Japan, we developed a range of snacks that harness the goodness of vegetables and blend them with exciting innovative flavours.

Yushoi’s unique baked pea snacks have multiple benefits as they are baked, a source of protein, high in fibre and 90 calories or less per serving, making them the perfect answer to snacking on the go.
Juice Burst
Juice Burst
juiceburst.com Here at JUICEBURST hq we’re bursting with goodness, with every bottle packed full of fruit and sealed for freshness. It’s no wonder we are the tastiest juice drink on the planet.

There are fourteen delicious JUICEBURST flavours, three Skinny flavours and seven school approved flavours to choose from, and so there really is something for everyone. You may have a hard time deciding which JUICEBURST is your favourite, from apple & blueberry to orange & passion fruit, from cranberry to mango – take your tastebuds on a JUICEBURST tour of taste sensation!

Every JUICEBURST is not only packed with flavour, but also with the natural goodness from real fruit, meaning they’re a tasty way to get 1 of your 5 a day.
Alpen
Alpen
alpen.co.uk It all began with a chance encounter... The late 1960’s were an exciting time. Mankind landed on the moon. BBC Radio 1 was launched. And Alpen was born!

A senior Weetabix executive was enjoying a family skiing holiday in Switzerland when he discovered a weird and wonderful breakfast created for him by his personal chef. He was so smitten by the intriguing cereal and how it kept him going on the slopes that he brought the recipe back to our Burton Latimer HQ. His colleagues were so impressed that work began on the first Alpen recipe. Launched in 1971, it was the UK’s first Swiss muesli.

Over 45 years on, it remains the nation’s No.1 and has inspired a whole range of other products.
Weetabix
Weetabix
weetabix.co.uk Proudly fueling the Nation since 1932. Weetabix has made high quality cereals in Britain for over 85 years. From the iconic biscuit shape of Weetabix to today’s many different flavours, shapes and textures. Start the day with one of our delicious cereals as part of your healthy and balanced diet.
Sysco Specialist Group
Sysco Specialist Group
sysco.com Sysco is the global leader in selling, marketing and distributing food and non-food products to restaurants, healthcare and educational facilities, lodging establishments and other customers around the world.

Kerry
Kerry
kerrygroup.com Co-creating with customers to sustainably shape the future, our consumer-led approach means we predict growth opportunities earlier to innovate faster.

Powered by an extensive technology portfolio, enabled by world class science and driven by the passion and diversity of our people, we deliver inspiring ways to nourish life at pace and at scale.