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In this preview, we'll be taking a closer look at the show-stopping attractions and the latest innovative products and features. An event like the Great Hospitality Show is all about its people, face to face interaction, networking, mentoring, learning from and being inspired by others.

Join us next week, where you can source new suppliers, meet over 100 new companies, understand, experience and engage with new products. Click here to view the E-Zine

Available to view now, the Great Hospitality digital show guide is the easiest way to plan your visit before you arrive.

Featuring up-to-the-minute visitor information – including opening times, admission advice and travel options, a product locator list and an overview of what to expect at the show.

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Bookings are now open for the Great Hospitality Show’s highly successful business mentor programme which returns this month to help show visitors with a host of challenges.

With the UK in a period of economic uncertainty, there has never been a more vital time to seek independent advice and inspiration as 2017 begins. The show has hand-selected some of the most respected names in the industry – its largest and most varied pool of experts ever – to offer visitors completely FREE, bookable face-to-face business surgeries.

With a limited amount of spaces available, click here to book a 20-minute consultation. Sessions from 2.30pm onwards are only bookable on the day of the show.

Hot topics up for discussion include: design and branding, menu development, PR and marketing, staff motivation, revenue management, technology, kitchen management, legal, skills and development, art consultancy, menu compliance, photography, apprenticeship levy and training, web development and SEO, and chef recruitment and development. Each day will see a new set of faces on-hand to help.


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Meet The Business Mentors:

Monday 23rd January

Menu Development/ Kitchen Management
Gareth Billington, Sodexo Executive Head Chef at Everton Football Club
A unique opportunity to learn about creating popular and delicious menus and controlling kitchen costs from the Shine Awards 2016 Mentor of the Year.

Revenue Management
Krupesh Patel, Commercial Director of Michels & Taylor
Krupesh has helped some of the world's leading organisations with revenue management and business development. And he's here to help Great Hospitality Show visitors.

Design and Brand Development
Hilary Lancaster, Managing Director of Fusion Interiors Group
What's hot in design and which brands work best to achieve a stunning new look? Hilary is an award-winning expert on hand to help visitors through the basics and beyond.

Online Marketing and SEO
Yvonne Halling, Mentor at
Visitors can learn how a well thought out website can be a potent sales tool.

Richard Southall, Architectural Photographer
Gain professional advice on photographic techniques, copyright issues and how to make a venue truly stand out.

Staff Development & Motivation
Kellie Rixon, MBE, Owner of Rixon Associates
Learn from one of the best in the business about how to motivate and turn staff into true business ambassadors.

Tuesday 24th January

Legal, Finance
Julian Lewis, Corporate Lawyer
Make the most of independent and free advice on business acquisition or sale, or any other financial or legal issues causing headaches.

PR and Marketing
Susan Bolam, Client Services Director, Jellybean Creative Solutions
Visitors can learn the secrets of cost-effective marketing, how to create perfect PR and apply both to their own business.

Menu Compliance
Kim Antoniou, Co-Founder of Menu Management System, Kafoodle
Menus need to fully comply and provide customers with precise details of allergens and nutritionals. Kim is on hand to help visitors ensure that their food operation is truly transparent.

Apprenticeship Levy and Training
Marianne Fletcher, Head of Sales, HIT Training
Visitors can get professional advice on how to grow their apprenticeship and training schemes in light of the soon-to-be-introduced apprenticeship levy.

Wednesday 25th January

Procurement Technology
Simona Pop, Head of Partnerships & Global Communication at InstaSupply
Simona is on hand to help show visitors with their buyer-supplier relationships helping them to improve this crucial area of business and become more cost-efficient.

Chef Recruitment and Development
Sarah King, MD, Orcinus Recruit Ltd
Visitors can learn how to recruit truly talented chefs and enhance their skills even further.

Wine Menus and Purchasing
Alistair Morrell, Wine Editor for
Alistair can help demonstrate how visitors can spice up their wine menus to improve the bottom line.

Staff Skills and Development
Martin-Christian Kent, Executive Director, People 1st
Learn how to unlock employees' true talent and potential and then provide a solid career path to retain loyalty.

Spa Design and Refurbishment
Alistair Johnson
Visitors can learn how to develop a striking, busy and profitable spa.

Website Development and SEO
Chris Donelly, Founder of Digital Creative Agency, Verb
Discover how to improve a website beyond recognition, create digital marketing strategies and mobile applications.

Toby Wand, Managing Director of Fresh Montgomery says: “The Great Hospitality Show is the only event to focus purely on the business of hospitality and our longstanding, highly successful mentor programme is the unique jewel in the crown. This time around we have assembled the largest ever field of experts to help answer and advise on some of the most relevant and immediate business challenges. I urge visitors to book ahead at to avoid disappointment. It may be the most productive 20 minutes of your business year!”

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The Great Hospitality Show has unveiled its shortlist for the Great Product Awards, whittling down scores of entries to just 12 – the most innovative new products in the industry today.

The top 12 were selected from the sectors of Food & Drink, Catering Equipment, Technology and Interiors & Tableware and will be on display in a dedicated area throughout the show (NEC Birmingham 23rd – 25th January) for visitors to experience for themselves.

A panel of industry experts will decide on an overall winner who will be announced on the Business Briefing Stage at 4pm on Monday 23rd January. Show Ambassador and Godfather of modern Midlands cooking, Andreas Antona, will be announcing the winner and handing out the spoils.

Meanwhile visitors to the show will also be able to have their say in a People’s Choice Award by tweeting their chosen product @HospShow using the hashtag #GreatProductFinalist.

Toby Wand, Managing Director of Fresh Montgomery says: “Thank you to every exhibitor who took the time to enter the Great Product Awards and many congratulations to all of our finalists. Our final shortlist represents the 12 hottest products in hospitality today, innovations set to transform the industry in 2017. We look forward to welcoming visitors to Birmingham in January where our finalists will be on show for all to see.”

The nominees are:

Superfast Thermapen 4

Electronic Temperature Instruments Limited – SuperFast Thermapen 4
Easy-to-read in any position thanks to its self-rotating display, the Thermapen 4 accurately measures the temperature of a product in just three seconds, helping chefs save precious time in busy kitchens.


ScanomatUK – TopBrewer Pro II
The TopBrewer Pro II gives customers complete control over their drink choice, allowing them to select, customise and pay in one seamless transaction via an app on smartphones and tablets.

Induc Stone

Adventys – Induc Stone
An invisible induction unit which can be fitted under an existing work surface to transform hot buffet counters and keep food warm without the need for expensive and unsightly chafing fuel tins.

Konjac Spaghetti

NAH Foods Ltd – Konjac Spaghetti
Allergen-free with a shelf-life of 24 months, Konjac Spaghetti only needs to be heated through rather than cooked making it a quick and easy product for chefs. EFSA approved for weight loss it also appeals to a wide range of diners following special diets.

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Krupps – iKloud and Uniko
Allowing customers to programme their dishwasher to switch on and off remotely and self-diagnose upon breakdown via a web-app, iKloud helps save users both time and money.

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Rieber – Thermoport Midi-K
Ideal for transporting hot food to satellite kitchens from a central hub or as a fixed hot holding unit, the Thermoport Midi-K can maintain a temperature of up to 85°C, ensuring food stays hot during deliveries while eliminating waste.

Ice Cool Triton

Ice Cool Services Ltd – Triton Mk4 IW
An energy efficient countertop dispenser, the use of a ‘hydrocarbon’ refrigerant provides class-leading energy efficiency, reducing energy consumption by 20% like-for-like.

Miso Broth Basen

Essential Cusine – Miso Broth Base
Part of a new range of highly versatile, easy-to-use concentrated bases, Miso Broth Base allows chefs to create quality Asian dishes in a matter of minutes with no compromise on taste.


Contra Vision Ltd – TEAPY
A combined mug lid and tea bag tidy, TEAPY is a tableware piece designed so individuals can create their ideal cup of tea.


Washroom Wizard Ltd – ECOBreeze

Ecobreeze air filtration and room fragrance system. At last a system that actually works. Forget about battery-operated aerosols that merely mask smells. They are ineffective in eliminating the source of the smells, are unhealthy and unpleasant to inhale, are environmentally unfriendly and are neither efficient or economical.
Patented and manufactured in the UK Ecobreeze cleans the air filtering out smells and allergens.



iQi Charge Ltd – GIZGO pod
With an integrated iPhone and android cable plus two USB ports, GIZGO pod is a portable charger which allows customers to charge their phones at the table, helping businesses increase footfall, dwell time and revenue.


Roband – ST500A Sycloid Toaster Generation 2
The Sycloid Toaster’s energy efficient design includes an automatic power-save mode to help conserve energy during quiet periods. User safety worries are also redundant thanks to its cool-to-touch external temperature.

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With the New Year ushering in a key buying period, the Great Hospitality Show 2017 (NEC Birmingham, 23rd – 25th January) is set to tantalise visitors throughout its three days with hundreds of the very latest catering equipment innovations, under one roof.

In 2017, the show floor will be packed with more catering equipment suppliers than any other event. January will also mark the very first outing for many of the innovative new products, giving show visitors extra impetus to make the Great Hospitality Show their destination of choice for an enticing first-look.

Returning is the highly successful CESA Innovation Zone, the dedicated platform for the most unique innovative light and heavy equipment products and services from manufacturers. The zone represents the continuation of the longstanding partnership between the Great Hospitality Show and CESA (Catering Equipment Suppliers Association). Exhibitors confirmed so far include; Blue Seal, Adande, European Watercare, Catering Equipment Ltd, Metcalfe Catering Equipment, Commercial Catering Spares, Victor Manufacturing, BGL Reiber, Manitowoc and Signature FSE, with more innovators being added weekly.

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The show is also set to welcome its first-ever catering equipment ambassador, Mike Caldicott, Managing Director of kitchen design pioneers, Tricon. With 30 years in the business and a host of high profile installs overseen in that time, Mike is set to host a panel discussion around smarter kitchen design on Tuesday 24th January at 1pm on The Business Briefing Stage.

Toby Wand, Managing Director, Great Hospitality Show, says: “Yet again, catering equipment is set to play a pivotal role in the show, as we shine a spotlight on some of the globe’s biggest names and partner with CESA to showcase ground-breaking innovations from smaller manufacturers. We’re proud to state that in 2017 no other show can boast such an array of suppliers and influencers under the same roof – I urge visitors looking to refresh or overhaul their kitchens to look no further, if it’s not on our show floor, it’s simply not worth having.”

With partnerships in mind, Cedabond, the UK’s leading purchasing consortium for commercial catering equipment, has announced that it will be hosting a VIP members’ lounge at the Great Hospitality Show.

The lounge, which will be accessible by invitation only, will offer a relaxed, private environment away from the main hustle and bustle of the show and be situated on stand 632 in the very centre of the exhibition, close to several Cedabond suppliers.

Cedabond Chairman and Executive Director, Phil Martin says: “We know that a lot of Cedabond members and suppliers visit the show not just to see the latest in equipment technology but also to network with customers, colleagues and business associates. The aim of the Cedabond members’ lounge is to give them the opportunity to do this in a relaxed setting.”

Toby adds: “Fresh Montgomery, the organiser of the Great Hospitality Show, prides itself on excellent relationships with the industry’s leading trade bodies and so we’re delighted that Cedabond is to become the latest association to partner with us. Offering this type of haven, for private meetings or networking, only makes the proposition sweeter for visitors.”

A traditional staple of the Great Hospitality Show, the Catering Equipment Networking Dinner, is set to yet again punctuate proceedings, giving visitors the opportunity to socialise away from the NEC. The event is situated on, and themed around, Burns Night (Tuesday 24th January) and will be staged at The Hilton Birmingham Metropole. Tickets are available here.

Pre-register for the Great Hospitality Show 2017 here.

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