Industry partners

Fourth are proud to be actively involved in the hospitality community. Fourth Hospitality works with some of the Hospitality sector's most influential organisations.

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Fourth are founder members of HOSPA, the association for Hospitality Finance, Revenue and IT Professionals (formerly BAHA - the British Association of Hospitality Accountants).

HOSPA provides a voice for the hospitality industry on some of the leading issues and challenges facing today's operators, and attracts keynote speakers from all walks of industry to make for colourful, topical and lively debates and forums as well as some wonderfully fun events in aid of good causes.


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BDO is part of the BDO international network, the world's fifth largest accountancy organisation. Its Leisure and Hospitality division includes restaurants and hotels. Strong client relationships coupled with experience, international network and developed understanding of the specific issues challenging the sector, means it provides a single, authoritative source of bespoke business advice across audit, tax and advisory services.

BDO is the 2011 winner of AIM Accountant of the Year and 2011 Winner of LexisNexis Taxation Best Tax Team in a Large Firm.

Fourth runs a number of high profile sector specific events with BDO each year.


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With a 300-year history, Barclays specialises in providing transactional and operational banking for restaurants and licensed trade, helping their customers to achieve their growth aspirations.

For the hotel sector, Barclays specialist services include acquisition and roll-out funding, working capital finance and advanced merchant acquiring service. Barclays offers worldwide support for businesses operating multinationally or looking to trade overseas from a UK base.

Fourth runs a number of high profile sector specific events with Barclays each year.


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Olswang is a pioneering law firm with a distinctive approach to business law and an engaging culture. It provides domestic and international support to leading and fast growing hospitality concepts. Olswang connects its clients with global players, to bring big ticket opportunities to the table, to suggest ways to unlock growth and value on their balance sheets and to help grow their bottom lines both domestically and abroad.

Olswang is deeply familiar with the acquisition of concepts, the development of concepts and the rolling out of some of the UK's greatest concepts like Soho House and Hakkasan globally.

It specialises in acquisitions and subsequent roll outs of mature bar or restaurant concepts, international roll outs via franchise or joint venture of established brands.


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Peach Report

Peach Factory is an innovative business intelligence and networking business - providing analysis, insight and market access in the UK eating and drinking-out market.

Business intelligence is built around the Peach BrandTrack consumer study and the Coffer Peach Business Tracker, the sector's only major sales trends monitor.

Peach Network comprises a leading conference and seminar programme, while Peach Report is a subscription-only business-focused website, magazine and e-zine package, with the latest market insight, operational intelligence and valuable hard data for busy management teams.

Fourth is proud to sponsor Peach's Future of Finance and Peach 20 20 events each year.


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The Sustainable Restaurant Association

The Sustainable Restaurant Association (SRA) is a national, not-for-profit membership organisation working with more than 700 restaurants, providing them with expert sustainability advice through a team of specialist account managers. The SRA helps members source food more sustainably, manage resources more efficiently and work more closely with their community. Members enjoy the economic benefits of greater sustainability and the SRA promotes their activities to consumers.

The SRA Sustainability Rating System involves restaurants completing a rigorous survey, providing answers and evidence to 70 questions across 14 areas of sustainability. The SRA then assesses the results and rates the restaurants accordingly.

Fourth works with the SRA to help promote wider understanding of the benefits of sustainability, and how Fourth solution can play an active part in reducing food waste - and the cost of it.


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HR in Hospitality

The Association provides a forum for Human Resources professionals & other interested parties within the hospitality industry. It provides peerless networking and learning opportunities, and boasts most of the Hospitality's most influential HR voices as members. Fourth is proud to work in partnership with this highly respected organisation, sponsoring some events and organising others in partnership.


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ALMR is an unrivalled advocate for entrepreneurial retailers, acting as a champion for independent pub and bar operators. It seeks to help members increase profits, build their businesses, achieve recognition and promotes pubs in general. It campaigns and lobbies for positive change for the licensed sector.


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Arena provides an impressive calendar of networking events for the hospitality sector each year. It is a not-for-profit organisation existing solely to foster relationships between senior decision makers from all sectors and businesses.

It has an active membership base of around 2000, mainly comprising director-level individuals who are responsible for some of the industry's biggest, most exciting and dynamic enterprises.

Since its inception in 1983, Arena has brought together over 55,000 industry professionals at various events, all with the common aim of making contacts, originating and swapping ideas and to finding out what is happening in the wider industry, outside their immediate business