We're delighted to announce our partners for Imbibe Live 2021, helping to shape the event.
The Drinks Trust
The Drinks Trust is the UK drinks industry organisation. Since 1886, The Drinks Trust has provided care and support to the people who form the drinks industry workforce, both past and present. Today we provide vocational, practical, emotional and financial support to those who are currently working, or have worked, in the UK drinks industry. To learn more please visit:
The Wine & Spirit Education Trust (WSET)
The Wine & Spirit Education Trust (WSET) is the world’s leading provider of wine, spirits and sake qualifications. Our courses are designed to inspire and empower anyone looking to develop their drinks knowledge - from beginners to experts, and from enthusiasts to professionals. With four progressive levels of study offered through an extensive network of course providers in more than 70 countries and translated into multiple languages, WSET qualifications are globally recognised as the international standard in wine, spirits and sake knowledge.
For more information about WSET or to locate your nearest course provider visit:
Be Inclusive Hospitality
Be Inclusive Hospitality CIC is a not-for-profit organisation with a mission to drive education, amplify voices, build a strong community and accelerate racial equality. Formed to address racial inequality within the hospitality, food and drink sectors.
This visible with an apparent lack of diversity within leadership positions, despite Black, Asian and Ethnic minorities representing over 17% of the workforce. With a strong focus on its community, the organisation focusses heavily upon up-skilling the network by way of Learning & Development initiatives, the first being the Elevate Mentorship Scheme. BIH have forged corporate partnerships which are anchored in data and insights, and provide Diversity and Inclusion training and consultancy services.
To-date BIH has also curated a series of Events created to amplify voices, and drive education through understanding and narrative. Find out more:
Only A Pavement Away
Only a Pavement Away is a charity founded by representatives from the hospitality industry who believe that everyone deserves the chance to find and forge a career. Its aim is to act as a conduit to employment to help those people struggling to get into work, overcome hurdles by finding jobs within the hospitality, pub and restaurant industry, whilst negating the need for people to face an existence of living on the streets. The charity was established on World Homeless Day 2018, by Greg and Gill Mangham to find employment in the hospitality industry for those facing homelessness, prison leavers and veterans. 85p of every £1 donated goes to supporting its members and the charity has placed 210 people back into work since 2018. By doing so Only a Pavement Away has added c. £4 million to the economy. It has ambitious plans to continue that growth at a pace in 2022. Only A Pavement Away relies on donations to raise the funds it needs to build its team and help create more pathways to employment. Funding also maintains and provides a robust job application and follow up process, provides training and support and most importantly, offers a stability grant to support those members who need some short-term help with rent, travel and clothing during their transition back into society. To find out more, and to make a donation, visit: https://onlyapavementaway.co.uk/get-involved
The Wine and Spirit Trade Association (WSTA)
The WSTA represents over 300 companies producing, importing, exporting, transporting and selling wines and spirits in the United Kingdom.
WSTA members range from major retailers, brand owners and wholesalers to fine wine and spirit specialists, logistics and bottling companies.
We campaign for a vibrant and sustainable wine and spirit industry, helping to build a future in which alcohol is produced, sold and enjoyed responsibly. Find out more:
TRADE Hospitality is an ecosystem of resources for anyone who works in hospitality. The free app features industry-only perks, jobs, hospitality news, a marketplace, podcasts and a whole lot more, all within one handy app.
App members can upgrade to VIP membership for £120 per year, which includes access to some of London’s best private members’ clubs and exclusive VIP-only perks. To join, simply email firstname.lastname@example.org with ‘TRADE VIP membership’ in the subject line.
Find out more: www.tradehospitality.co.uk