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Hold tight, tickets for the UKH Christmas Lunch are on sale

16 August 2018   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Pernille Thomsen
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Tickets are now on sale for this year’s UKHospitality Christmas Lunch to all members, with the early-bird special for operator members closing next week.

The first UKHospitality Christmas Lunch will continue the 23-year tradition of the ALMR Christmas Lunch and will take place at Old Billingsgate in London on Thursday 20th December.

UKHospitality Chief Executive Kate Nicholls said: “It’s no secret that the Christmas Lunch, in its previous guise under the ALMR, was a celebration that the entire sector could cherish. As we approach the holiday season, we are pleased to announce the lunch is back in business providing a ray of light for a hardworking sector looking to get into the groove and take a bow at the end of the year.

“Even if the weather is frozen, this will be a great chance to get together, turn up the radio and express yourself at arguably the most in vogue event on the calendar. We’re looking forward to causing a commotion with everybody to acknowledge the fighting spirit of a dynamic sector that echoes, like a prayer, across the landscape of UK business.”

UKHospitality members can book online now:

Notes to editors

  • UKHospitality is the new trade body representing the UK’s hospitality sector, established following a merger approved in February 2018 between the Association of Licensed Multiple Retailers (ALMR) and the British Hospitality Association (BHA)
  • UKHospitality is the authoritative voice for over 700 companies, operating around 65,000 venues in a sector that employs 3.2 million people
  • The body speaks on behalf of a wide range of leisure and ‘out-of-home’ businesses, from FTSE 100 enterprises to niche groups and independent single-site operators
  • For the first time, the sector has a single voice bringing together businesses from all aspects of hospitality; coffee shops, hotels, serviced apartments, pubs, restaurants, leisure parks, nightclubs, contract caterers, entertainment, stadia and visitor attractions
  • Engaging with government, the media and the public, UKHospitality works to develop a robust case on how to unlock the industry’s full potential as the biggest engine for growth in the economy and ensure that the industry’s needs are effectively represented
  • The sector creates £130bn in economic activity and generates £38bn of tax for the Exchequer, funding vital services
  • Hospitality represents 10% of UK employment, 6% of businesses and 5% of GDP
  • Hospitality is the 3rd largest private sector employer in the UK; double the size of financial services and bigger than automotive, pharmaceuticals and aerospace combined
  • Member benefits include free advice and expert guidance on regulation, finance and health and safety as well as savings on services from carefully selected business partners.

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