BaxterStorey are the UK’s leading independent hospitality provider, employing over 8,500 people in 700 locations around the UK, Scotland, Ireland and Europe. The company has a passion for creating delicious food from the freshest, locally sourced ingredients. They focus on developing and coaching their teams to ensure a safe and caring environment is created where hospitality, sustainability and ‘best practice’ are championed and benchmarked.

BaxterStorey offer industry-leading Barista, Chef and Leadership Academies, together with apprenticeships, Graduate Management Scheme and sponsorship of the Gold Scholarship Award to ensure they provide access to the bests learning and development opportunities possible.


Dinner by Heston Blumenthal

Dinner by Heston Blumenthal at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel is one of the world’s most celebrated restaurants. Having spent year researching and exploring Britain’s gastronomic past, Heston and Executive Chef Ashley consulted with food historians and spent hours in The British Library in search of ideas. The result is a menu that has achieved worldwide recognition from food critics, chefs and customers alike.



Hairtools are one the UK’s leading manufacturers and distributors of professional hairdressing and beauty products, supplying well-known brands such as Hair Tools, Parlux, Head Jog, Electric Head Jog, Haito, Beauty Tools, Olivia Garden, Dana Italia, Thermo and many more.



Established in 1997, Prolinx is a UK-owned and based company delivering secure hosting and managed services covering all Government Security Classifications, and cover everything from service management to support to sales. They are security-focused and operate to ITIL framework best practices and are accredited to global ISO standards.

Prolinx have been staunch supporters of Inspire since it was first established.



SHW provide excellent independent advice in all areas of food service including design and operations. Their expertise in international cuisine allows them to develop concepts that are both current and visionary and offices in London and Dubai are able to support projects globally.

Specialities include: Foodservice Design, Bar Design, Laundry Design, Food & Beverage, Staff Catering & Restaurants, Food Safety Advice & Training, Food Hygiene Legislation Compliance, Foodservice Management & Operation Consultancy, Procurement Advice, and Project Management.

As part of their corporate and social responsibility, SHW have been successful in achieving accreditation as being a Living Wage employer.


Schwarzkopf Professional

We are extremely grateful to Schwarzkopf Professional for providing sponsorship to cover this evening’s costs. Schwarzkopf and Henkel is one of the largest cosmetic companies in the market, with customers in 125 countries. Their extensive portfolio includes many well-known and much loved products in hair care, styling, colourants, toiletries and skin care.

The ‘Schwarzkopf Professional’ division holds a top 4 position among salon exclusive brands, and Schwarzkopf are sponsors of the British Hairdressing Awards.



Winterhalter was established in Germany in 1947, to develop and sell household products, which were mostly made from war debris.

Winterhalter opened its UK office in 1971 and has grown to be the eminent name in commercial glass and dishwashing for the foodservice industry. They are the only company that solely concentrates on warewashing; machines, water treatment, chemicals, racks and service.

They work with many of the country’s leading pub, restaurant, hotel, supermarket, coffee shop and casual dining groups, as well as supplying a large proportion of the Michelin starred restaurants and chefs around the UK who command exceptional wash results.

They provide warewashing solutions to the public sector, including hospitals, universities and prisons, and are well placed to develop schemes for specialist caterers like sports stadia, conference centres, music venues and even food processing.



Classeq Warewashing was formed in 1977, as part of the Winterhalter group of companies, to provide the hospitality industry with a range of robust, simple to use and cost-effective glass and dishwashing equipment for professionals.

Since then, Classeq has unveiled many new products, applied new technologies in and continues to reinforce its relationship with distributing partners to provide glass and dishwashing solutions that suit all markets.