Our Partners

  • Andrew Ingredients

    Andrew Ingredients is a one-stop shop for any business involved in food and baking. Based in Lisburn we have more than 2000 lines available and a dedicated sales team and technical advisor to assist you. We source products from top European food ingredient distributors and manufacturers. We provide exemplary customer service, vast industry knowledge and an ability to source any product you require. If you have a product that needs to be tested or tweaked, we have an in-house test bakery and kitchen for new innovation and development. We supply many sections of the food industry including bakers, food processors, pie manufacturers and ice cream manufacturers throughout Ireland and Scotland.

  • Bibendum

    Bibendum's portfolio offers a hugh variety of wines from around the world, with countries of origin that are not readily available here. The launch this year of Bibendum in Northern Ireland introduces the very best premium, artisanal ranges and presents opportunities for generating wide customer interest and trial.
  • Deep Riverrock

    Deep RiverRock, bottled in Co. Antrim, is Northern Ireland’s Number 1 bottled water brand. Over the past 25 years, we’ve evolved to reflect our customers’ changing needs; and this extends from our product portfolio, to our commitment to innovative and sustainable packaging. Deep Riverrock is the Official Hydration partner of the four rugby provinces of Ireland, as well as being the title sponsor of the Belfast City Marathon.

  • Flogas

    Flogas supply LPG & Natural Gas to thousands of hospitality businesses across the UK & Ireland.  So whether on or off the mains gas network, your business can enjoy all the benefits of Flogas whether for catering. water heating, heating, air conditioning, tumble drying/laundry facilities, mobile catering or food processing.  We are proud to be the Official Energy Partner of IFEX 2020 and look forward to seeing you there.

  • Frylite

    For over 30 years, Frylite has been ensuring the nation's restaurants, hotels, bars, takeaways, food processors and caterers can serve the nation the tastiest food.

  • Hastings Hotels

    Hastings Hotels is Northern Ireland’s leading hotel collection with seven luxurious properties each with its own character and distinction and all offering luxurious accommodation and a fabulous choice of menus with a key focus on the finest local produce and provenance.
  • Johnsons Coffee

    Johnsons Coffee have been roasting some of the worlds finest arabica beans from around the world for over 100 years. A family business based in Lisburn, Northern Ireland. We are passionate about ensuring that only the very best, slow roasted, 100% Arabica coffee leaves our roastery. Our dedication to ethically sourced coffee, barista training, 24 hour machine service, limitless range of coffee equipment, help us deliver on our goal to be your one stop coffee solution.

  • Macphie

    Scottish food ingredient producer Macphie has built a reputation for quality, reliability and fresh thinking. We produce a complete range of sweet and savoury sauces, desserts, dairy cream alternatives, icings, glazes, fillings, bread and cake mixes to food manufacturers, bakers and chefs internationally. In essence, we make simply clever food.

  • Renshaw

    In celebrating cake for generations, Renshaw has over 120 years’ experience in baking and cake decorating expertise, product innovation and inspiration. Renshaw is the leading British manufacturer of ready to roll icing, marzipan, frostings, caramel and mallows. We have become experts in our field through a combination of peerless product knowledge and expertise. We use our comprehensive NPD and test bakery facilities and a BRC-accredited production facility in Liverpool, UK to deliver quality products in a variety of pack sizes suitable for all types of customer.

  • Vegware

    Vegware is a manufacturer and visionary brand, the global specialist in plant-based compostable foodservice packaging. Our award-winning products are known for their quality, performance and design that showcase your menu offerings.

    Vegware is sold in 70 countries, with distribution throughout Europe, the Middle East, South America, and the Caribbean, and operational bases in the UK, USA, Hong Kong and Australia. We work with world’s largest contract caterers and distributors, helping foodservice establishments meet their sustainability goals.

  • Federation of Small Businesses

    FSB is the largest business organisation in the UK, representing 170,000 members - including 6,000 in Northern Ireland - from the SME and self-employed community. The mission of FSB is to help small businesses achieve their ambitions, through providing a range of member services and maintaining a powerful lobbying voice in government.

  • Guild of Fine Food

    The Guild of Fine Food formed in 1995, had one mission: to create close links between suppliers and retailers within the independent fine food sector. Great Taste is a major part of the Guild of Fine Food’s drive to encourage, promote and discover delicious fine food & drink and Great Taste Markets provide a collection ranging from bakery products, tea, coffee and gins and so much more. Visit the Great Taste Market at IFEX 2020 and remember to look out for foods wearing the black and gold logo.

  • Hospitality Ulster

    “We’re not in the hospitality business, we ARE the hospitality business.”

    With a focus on food and drink, Hospitality Ulster is the professional body representing the Hospitality Industry in Northern Ireland. With membership consisting of pubs, bars, café-bars, restaurants and licensed premises across Northern Ireland. (Established 1872)

    Hospitality Ulster is run by its members for its members, with Board members elected from across Northern Ireland providing a voice for members in every region and in every sector.

  • Restaurants Association of Ireland

    The Restaurants Association of Ireland (RAI) was formed in 1970 with the initial goal of forming a strong lobby that would represent the industry at Government level on issues of importance to the Irish restaurant industry.

    The RAI now represents in excess of 2,500 members, with establishments representing full-service restaurants, coffees shops, hotel restaurants, gastropubs, golf clubs and cookery schools. We also have over 100 trade partners, businesses that are our approved suppliers of products and services for restaurants. The RAI organise and promote the annual Irish Restaurant Awards, Ireland’s premier restaurant event.

  • Retail NI

    Retail NI is the representative business organisation for the independent retail sector and has members in every village, town and city across Northern Ireland. Our membership consists of retailers, wholesalers and suppliers to the sector.

  • Licensed & Catering News

    Now the longest running trade journal in Northern Ireland, Licensed & Catering News (LCN) has been an effective trade platform and the industry’s most trusted advocate since 1940. Published 10 times every year the journal is enjoyed by a wide and diverse readership of hoteliers, restaurateurs, bar owners, caterers and tourism operators at all levels.

    Offering an easily accessible blend of insight, news, interviews, venue spotlights and picture coverage, LCN is valued for its professional reporting and informative comment.

    After almost 80 years of service, LCN’s dedication to the local hospitality trade is clear.

  • Food and Drink International

    Food & Drink International is the independent voice of the food and drink industry – in print and online. Established for over twenty years, the magazine is a trusted source for industry news. Available via subscription, online at www.fdiforum.net and at numerous events, Food & Drink International is read by the people who matter at many of the sector's leading names.

  • Hospitality Review NI

    Hospitality Review NI is the definitive business-to-business guide to the issues, news and views of the licensed, catering, hospitality and tourism sectors in Northern Ireland.

    As the only official publication for Hospitality Ulster, the Northern Ireland Hotels Federation and the Institute of Hospitality, Hospitality Review NI reaches all key decision makers within the local hospitality industry.

  • Irelands Forecourt & Convenience Retailer

    The only specialist magazine for the Irish oil and grocery sectors, Ireland’s Forecourt & Convenience Retailer magazine is the most dynamic title on the market.

    Read by over 20,000 of the industry’s top professionals, Ireland’s most influential grocery and forecourt magazine is packed with all the latest industry news, store profiles, interviews with influential industry figures, statistics, reports, and much more.

    Full of new concepts, new ideas, and new innovations in the Irish and global marketplace, the brand has grown significantly over the last three years to include Ireland’s Convenience Retailer Summit.

  • Neighbourhood Retailer

    The authoritative voice of the independent grocery industry in Northern Ireland, Neighbourhood Retailer is the number one title to be received by all retailers in the sector. Each edition of the magazine features breaking news, hard-hitting interviews, informative features, the latest industry reports, store profiles with the top retailers in the business, and much more.

    The magazine combines first-rate editorial with sleek photography that tackles all the issues modern retailers need to be aware of and the title is known throughout the industry for its new ideas. Neighbourhood Retailer is an exciting title that offers unique and innovative opportunities to the independent grocery trade in Northern Ireland.

  • Ulster Grocer

    Since it was founded in 1972, Ulster Grocer has been widely recognised as the definitive voice of the Northern Ireland food retailing industry.

    Covering all aspects of the trade from production to processing and supply, with a particular focus on retailing, Ulster Grocer offers an authoritative and comprehensive insight to the grocery trade in Northern Ireland.

  • Ulster Business

    Ulster Business is Northern Ireland’s leading business magazine, and has given professionals the insight, information and inspiration they need to make smarter decisions about business, finance and careers. Ulster Business serves up in-depth, leading editorial coverage and exclusive insider access to the sharpest minds in Northern Ireland business.

  • World of Hospitality

    The World of Hospitality delivers breaking news on the topics that are shaping the modern hospitality Sector. Providing guidance and contacts for owners, operators and managers to help develop their business and achieve excellence. Each issue features beautiful written articles from the world’s leading luxury hotels, fine-dining restaurants, bars and casinos- at home and abroad, along with comprehensive product galleries from the world leading manufactures & service providers.