Levy Restaurants UK, a brand of Compass Group UK & Ireland’s sports, leisure and hospitality sector, has renewed its sponsorship of the International Congress and Convention Association (ICCA) UK & Ireland Chapter.

The partnership will see Levy Restaurants UK as the official UK catering sponsor of the international meetings and events association. Providing education, networking and representation for ICCA’s 75 member organisations within the international meetings sector, Levy Restaurants UK will also support the organisation in delivering a variety of catering-led educational events each year with leading industry figures.

The sponsorship will continue to build and enhance Levy Restaurants UK’s ongoing support in the meetings industry, and reinforces the company’s commitment to the conference sector where it has been long-term partners to major UK venues including ExCeL London, SECC Hydro, Queen Elizabeth II Conference Centre, Olympia, Ricoh Arena and the Edinburgh International Conference Centre.

Lesley Williams, Head of Business Tourism at Convention Edinburgh and Chair of ICCA’s UK and Ireland Chapter, comments: “We are delighted to continue our partnership with Levy Restaurants UK. Their ongoing support for the chapter enables us to continue with our range of education and networking initiatives that are so valuable to our members. Moreover, the dedication to providing bespoke educational content relating to venue and events catering by the team at Levy Restaurants UK has been phenomenal. We are looking forward to developing some exciting initiatives together over the next year.”

Managing Director, Sports, Leisure and Hospitality, Compass Group UK & Ireland, Colin Bailey comments: “We are delighted to be sponsoring such a key organisation within the international meetings industry. The membership will give us an opportunity to understand the market drivers, have an open conversation with our clients and provide an invaluable insight which allows us to create legendary experiences each and every time, we’re excited to be able to extend our partnership with ICCA and to continue to deliver a modern vision of event and venue catering that boosts attendance, enhances the visitor experience and inspires delegates to return.”

Operating within top venues and hold world class conferences, meetings and events, Levy Restaurants UK are championing the role of food as part of the exhibition and event industry experience. This year ExCeL London recently completed a £16 million retail catering project with the food and drink outlets in the main venue’s thoroughfare, the Boulevard, seeing a range of new restaurants and eateries, including Bridge and River Cottage Deli, catering for exhibitions, conferences and events. The SECC became the world’s first Healthy Venue, winning silver accreditation under the World Obesity Federation’s Healthy Venue Awards programme.