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Policy & Sector Groups

Operator members policy & sector groups

UKHospitality operates a range of member engagement meetings. We have classified these meetings into three different categories:  Policy, Sector and Regional. 

Each of these are designed to create platforms of collaborative debate and discussions that allow UKHospitality to develop its policies and campaign plans. They are targeted at our retailer members and meet 3 - 4 times per year in London and across the U.K.

We encourage members who would like to apply to be a part of any of these groups to nominate their chosen representatives. You can nominate a director or executive of your company and we will then process the nomination. 





A platform for debate and discussion to feed into government




Develop the UKHospitality policy development and shared knowledge from external partners




The base of UKHospitality lobbying objectives and support member's commercial interests




The common industry issues and share best practice

The policy forums are a range of expert groups designed to work across specific areas to develop detailed policy outlines for UKHospitality. These groups will act as information hubs where members can learn from one another and share best practice. 

  • Property - Rents, leases, business rates, planning, etc
  • HR - All employment issues, pay and conditions, access to labour, reputation of the sector, skills and training
  • Licensing - Alcohol licensing issues
  • Gaming - Gaming machines, entertainment terminals, copyright issues
  • Nutrition – salt, sugar, calorie reduction programmes, product reformulation, engagement with Government obesity strategy
  • Food experts group – food safety, food hygiene, allergens, acrylamide, food enforcement and compliance issues
  • Sustainability - Packaging, energy, CSR, food waste


The sector groups ensure the views of every part of membership is heard; dealing with big picture issues and discussing specific policy areas, while also having a strong networking focus.
These representative groups reflect the various sub-sectors within hospitality, and will provide strategic direction for each sub-sector, informers of overall priorities for the organisation and opportunities to network with peers.    

Most companies will only fit into one category so please nominate your main contact but if you operate across sectors then please feel free to contribute to more than one.

Please provide contacts for which of these you wish to be represented on.

  • Pubs
  • Casual dining
  • Accommodation – Hotels, B&B, Inns, serviced apartments
  • Late Night
  • Contract catering
  • Coffee shops
  • Clubs 
  • Restaurant Association



These committees cover local/regional/devolved issues and feed in to UKHospitality on potential regional events, policy, interests and concerns, to help formulate UKH policy. They present a chance to learn from the national picture and also provide networking and best practice sharing opportunities.
The committees cover: 

  • Scotland
  • Wales
  • Northern
  • Heart of England
  • South West
  • South East
  • London
  • Eastern

This can cover regional executives from national companies or any local representative.




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