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27 November 2008

FMs operating in the hospitality, foodservice and leisure should pay a visit to the Hospitality Show (19-21 January 2009, NEC Birmingham), the UK's most important national exhibition for the foodservice industry, showcasing over 350 exhibitors, and welcoming over 14,000 visitors through its doors.

New for 2009 is the ‘premises & facilities pavilion’, full of innovative products and practical solutions to problems faced by all establishments.

In the current economic climate the pressure’s on to cut costs, but one area where cutting costs should never mean cutting corners is fire safety. Fireco Ltd. (1070) – the UK’s leading specialists in fire prevention, safety and consultancy can help companies comply with the risk assessed fire safety regime without incurring large costs through their affordable wireless fire safety solutions that include DORGARD, DEAFGARD and SYSTEM X.

If you are unsure about how best to caterer for visually impaired customers, make sure you visit A2i (2227), the company recently revealed that less than 10% of UK restaurants provide menus in Braille or Large Print. A2i will showcase not only its Braille and Large Print menus, but also its range of Braille and tactile signage that it says should feature in every food and drink outlet in the UK.

Ensure that your guests never lose their keys again with key control specialists, Keytracker Ltd, (977). The company will have a wide range of key control products and solutions on display, including ULTIMA, the ultimate in key control, combining advanced biometric security technology with comprehensive embedded key management software, a built-in web server, email alerts and SIM card software.

Something no establishment can be without is effective hygiene services and that is exactly what’s on show at ILLE Paper-Service Ltd (1171). The German based company supply hygiene dispensers for hand towels, toilet paper, soap and air fresheners, these products really are the basic essential for any operation, so check out ‘Freddy Fresh’ the air-freshener dispenser, ‘Susi Soap’ the liquid soap dispenser and ‘Big Willy’ the toilet paper dispenser.

Register online for free at and save the £20 cost of entry.

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