BHA member Wendy Bartlett to address industry colleagues at the Arena Christmas Event

The Arena Christmas Event is set to educate, engage and inspire as it brings to a close a fantastic year of Arena events on Monday 7 December 2015 at the Mandarin Oriental Hyde Park, London.

Attendees will benefit from an impressive mix of industry insight as Horizons delivers its bespoke review of 2015 and predictionWendy Bartlett MBE- resizes for the year ahead; a formidable speaker in the form of respected industry leader Wendy Bartlett MBE; founder & CEO, bartlett mitchell; interaction with industry professionals from all sectors and disciplines of the food service and hospitality industry; and the five-star hospitality of the host venue.

Wendy Bartlett, who has been widely recognised for her services to hospitality, will tell the unique story of the rise and success of bartlett mitchell and its sister business Inn or Out Events, the importance of giving back to industry, her passion for all things food, and the value of the team.

A winning formula

Following a successful career with Sutcliffe Catering and Compass Group, Wendy started bartlett mitchell 15 years ago, with her business partner Ian Mitchell, with just two phones, a desk and an unwavering belief in team values. The steadfast recipe of honesty, openness, integrity and providing a fun place to work where everyone feels valued, together with the desire to provide exceptional food and delightful service to create and sustain long-term relationships with everyone involved, certainly worked. Today the company boasts a turnover of over £30million and operates at 87 locations around the UK with 800+ staff.  For the past two years it has proudly featured in The Sunday Times Best 100 Companies to Work For.

Knowledge is power

Industry experts Horizons will return to the Arena Christmas Event to present bespoke and enlightening industry insights that look back over 2015 and forward to 2016.  The highs and lows, key events, emerging trends and the ones to watch will be spotlighted.

Get connected

Industry interaction is at the core of Arena events.  Attracting a diverse guest list of professionals from across the foodservice and hospitality industry, the opportunity to make potentially beneficial connections is there for the taking.

Starting at 10.30am, the event includes Horizons’ industry insight presentation, a drinks reception, a three-course seated lunch with wine and Wendy Bartlett’s fascinating post-lunch address.

Tickets cost £145+VAT for Arena members and £195+Vat for non-members. Tables of eight cost £1305+VAT for Arena members and £1755+Vat for non-members.

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