2021 Sponsors

About Virgin Media

Virgin Media is the leading connected entertainment cable and broadcast business in Ireland. Every day we deliver connections that really matter for thousands of consumers, with multi award-winning services including broadband, TV, mobile and home phone. Our Virgin Media Business division provides the fastest broadband speeds and connectivity solutions for Entrepreneurs, Businesses and the Public Sector.
Virgin Media Television, our broadcast division, is Ireland’s number one commercial broadcaster offering three free-to-air channels: Virgin Media One, Virgin Media Two, Virgin Media Three, as well as the Virgin Media Player. We are a significant investor in home produced content, including news, current affairs and drama, as well as offering the best in international programming. Virgin Media Sport and our 6 Extra Sport channels offer extensive sports coverage across the UEFA Champions League and the UEFA Europa League. Our advertising sales agency, Virgin Media Solutions, creates unique, innovative campaigns for our business and for third party clients across the UK and Ireland.

Virgin Media is part of Liberty Global, one of the world’s leading converged video, broadband and communication companies with operations in six European countries.

Tadalafil Aus – wholesale seller of ed products in Australia.

Avvio, based in Limerick, have been pioneering innovation in hotel booking engine design and functionality since 2002.

In 2017 Avvio launched allora.ai; the world’s first hotel booking platform powered by AI.

allora.ai creates a personalised booking experience for every guest throughout their online journey, driving brand engagement and unparalleled guest acquisition on the direct channel.

As of January 2021, allora.ai has nurtured over 400m direct guest journeys across hundreds of hotels.

On average hotels see a 25% uplift in committed bookings.

Of course, your hotel would not be complete without a fabulous website designed by Avvio. Our web designers have been delivering engaging hotel websites and helping hotels stand out since 2004, and have developed more than 1000 hotel websites. Bringing a creative edge with a ruthless focus on driving booking conversions.

Our digital marketing team combines powerful data with extensive knowledge of the hotel industry and can devise a strategy which will make your hotel brand more powerful on line. We are a certified Google Premier Partner, an elite club of only 3% of global agencies.

To find out more, visit www.avvio.com

Tadalafil Aus – wholesale seller of ed products in Australia.

Barry’s Tea a family owned business spanning over 100 years, continues to be the nation’s favourite tea brand. Our Master Blenders never compromise – they select only the highest quality teas from the world’s finest Tea Gardens. We are very proud that the tea used in our much-loved black tea product range are from Rainforest Alliance Certified™ farms.

Our Foodservice Range includes our Signature Gold Blend tea and more recently we are proud to include String, Tag & Envelope teabags for our Green, Herbal & Fruit Tea range. These are now available through all major Food Service Distributors.
Singapore Medic – online pharmacy in Singapore for men and women who need to treat erectile dysfunction.

Bookassist is The Direct Booking Expert™ and recent winner of multiple HotelTechAwards for 2021. Providing both technology and expert online strategy for hotels, Bookassist helps hotels to build their brand online, drive direct business to their branded website, capture bookings with world class booking technology, optimise their online distribution, and ensure growth in their profit per booking. Win control of your online business with Bookassist and provide a frictionless direct booking experience for your hotel guests. At Bookassist, we believe that direct business should be at the heart of your hotel’s strategy.‘

BWG Foodservice  supplies ‘everything needed to run a foodservice business’, from gourmet food ingredients, chilled food, frozen food and ambient to alcohol and non-food products like catering supplies and catering disposables.

We have made some exciting additions to our BWG Foodservice offering with the acquisitions of Corrib Food Products and Heaney Meats who bring an additional level of expertise to our business.

We’re passionate about providing an industry-leading service while supporting local businesses and communities and delivering innovative food solutions.

We supply recruitment services to many well known hotel, hospitality and culinary clients. Our dedicated team of recruitment specialists have the expertise to understand you and your company’s objectives and help you secure your professional candidate

We know from our team’s vast experience and knowledge in this industry that the most important part of our role is to thoroughly understand our clients’ needs from the outset. Understanding their business and nourishing a long-term relationship in an efficient and cost-effective manner is key to our ongoing success. Our aim is to deliver a professional, honest and customer driven service to both clients and candidates. Career Vision Recruiters mission is to source top quality candidates who not only meet your company’s philosophy but have the skillset, commitment, interpersonal skills and work ethic required for the role.

With an established Client base, we offer candidates exciting job opportunities nationwide, strategic information on career development opportunities and introductions into Ireland’s top achieving hotel, hospitality and catering companies both privately owned, and group operated. As part of the recruitment process, we advise candidates on resume/ C.V content structure and interview techniques. Clients and candidates are guaranteed a very professional, discreet and personal service with regular updates and quantifiable results.

Since 2002, Excel Recruitment have evolved into a multi-divisional organisation by providing a talented workforce to our clients and through preparing our candidates for future success in their roles. The world of work continues to change, and the success of our company is a reflection of the quality and capability of our people and how they adapt to our clients ever-changing needs. For many years, we have delivered expert advice, offering the best talent across a number of industries such as: Retail, Hotel & Catering, Industrial & Warehousing, Healthcare, and Transport & Logistics. While happy clients and candidates will always be our biggest achievements, we are proud to have collected some silverware through the years – including National Recruitment Federation’s Specialist Agency of the Year 2019, Checkout NRSA Recruitment Supplier of the Year 2015, 16, 17, 18, 19, and 2021, Gold Medal’s Ireland’s Innovative Supplier and NRF Recruitment Agency of the Year 2016.

Over the last 9 years, Free Now  has helped hospitality venues such as hotels, guesthouses and restaurants nationwide improve their guest travel experience.

With average wait times as low as 4 minutes, FREE NOW has a range of options to suit your guests. Over the last year, we have installed over 7,000 partition screens to offer an extra layer of security while travelling. Guests can also avail of our Eco fleet option and can rest assured knowing that regardless of what they choose, FREE NOW offsets carbon emissions from every trip as part of our sustainability pledge.

With the option to book on-demand or in advance, you can track the status of the trip live on-screen and you’ll be kept updated every step of the way.

Get in touch with our team to discuss how we can help today. 

Flogas Enterprise (formerly Naturgy) is a business energy supplier. Since 2003 we have been providing natural gas, 100% renewable electricity, renewables, and energy management services to large energy users in Ireland and Northern Ireland. Some of our customers include: The Johnstown Estate, The Merrion Hotel, C&C Group, Tesco, Virgin Media, Irish Rail, DAA and The Dalata Hotel Group.

We help organisations and hotels on their journey to becoming more sustainable. We have developed a simple approach to energy sustainability, It’s called Carbon Kaizen – and it means thinking and acting in ways that keep your business continually moving towards energy sustainability. Helping you take simple, sensible steps at your own pace. So if you’re interested in reducing your hotel’s energy usage; upgrading your boiler, switching to LED bulbs to increase efficiency, switching to cost effective renewable energy or buying direct from wind, hydro or solar projects then visit www.flogasenterprise.ie

We are a team of creative experts, leading the field of hotel technology since 2000. Our goal is to drive direct bookings for hotels, because ultimately, direct is best. Instead of making the process of running your hotel more complicated, we streamline your path to excellence. With our experience in hospitality and passion for achievement, our job is simple: we make yours easier.

Hi-Spirits is one of Ireland’s leading spirit distributors with a diverse portfolio of award winning brands. We work very closely with bars, retailers and distributors to create effective, bespoke brand support that really drives customer demand and builds sales.
For more information see www.hi-spirits.ie

The Business Post Digital platform provides independent insight, commentary and analysis of the important stories and issues across a broad spectrum of topics: business, finance, politics, technology, markets, media, marketing and personal finance.

Our 2021 Charity Partner

Self Help Africa is dedicated to ending hunger and poverty in rural Africa.

250 million people in Africa, farmers and their families, suffer hunger and malnutrition, struggling in extreme rural poverty without enough food; left behind by rising economic growth.

Self Help Africa is a leading international development charity with an expertise in small-scale farming and growing family-farm businesses. We are motivated by injustice, by our expertise in small-scale agriculture and family-farm business, and the opportunity we have to help small farmers change the lives of their families.

Our 2021 Menu Partner

Founded in 1962, Silver Hill Duck is a fully integrated premium Duck Producer. All aspects of our duck production are owned and controlled by Silver Hill Duck, from breeding, egg production, hatching and selection, to processing, cooking and packaging. Our distinctive hybrid duck is the secret to our success and is a breed that is exclusive to Silver Hill Duck. It has been continually developed over the years, to produce a duck that is full of flavour, succulent, tender and consistent in its quality.
At 70% export led, Silver Hill Duck currently supplies duck & a range of duck products to 24 countries worldwide.Whilst continued focus on the domestic retail market, which has quadrupled in Ireland in recent years, has cemented Silver Hill as the fastest growing product in the poultry category in Ireland and the UK.
Marked success has already been achieved amongst Asian customers due to the superior roasting qualities of the Silver Hill Duck. We are the proud supplier of head on duck to the very best Chinese & Asian restaurants in Ireland and the UK for almost 40 years. It already commands a premium price in Singapore, Hong Kong & Macau where chefs have christened Silver Hill’s unique breed of duck ‘The Mother of All Duck’.