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Bar Magazine

Bar magazine is the leading monthly publication that represents the hospitality sector. Each issue is packed with invaluable guidance and business advice for venue owners, operators and managers. The exclusive monthly content covers all aspects of creating and running a successful venue, from planning, design and installation through to training, law, finance and technology. With trends forever changing in our industry, Bar magazine has its finger on the pulse bringing new creations and inspiration from around the globe.



Molinari Extra is a premium sweet spirit made with star anise. It is a major market player in Italy and the undisputed global leader in the Sambuca category. Molinari Extra is obtained by steam distilling star anise seeds and gradually adding alcohol, sugar, fine natural herbs, and spices. The extra quality of the ingredients, the unique secret recipe, and the years of passion for creating such a distinctive spirit are the secret of its success. Angelo Molinari, with his entrepreneurial spirit, established the company in 1945 in Civitavecchia, near his home city of Rome.

The Japan Sake and Shochu Makers Association

The Japan Sake and Shochu Makers Association was established in 1953 to support the Japanese Government in securing revenue from liquor taxation, ensure safe and secure liquor business transactions, and to develop the sector.
It is a voluntary organisation comprising nearly every maker of Japanese alcoholic drinks in the country.
As the only official industry organisation for Japan’s national alcoholic drinks, it’s core aim is to promote sake, honkaku shochu, and awamori both domestically and in overseas markets.

The Drinks Trust

The Drinks Trust

Since 1886, The Drinks Trust (formerly The Benevolent) has provided care and support to the people who form the drinks industry workforce, both past and present. The Drinks Trust is run by drinks industry professionals, funded by drinks industry partners and supported by thousands of drinks industry fundraisers, volunteers and contributors.

Hospitality Rewards

Hospitality Rewards

Hospitality Rewards is the first and only employee benefits platform for workers in the UK hospitality trade.

Their purpose is to look after the mental, physical and financial health of our members with the goal to help members get access to support for their health and wellbeing when they need it, save money on everyday goods and services and make leisure time more accessible and affordable.

Developed for emplyers to offer the range of feture and benefits to their employees, by beign a UKBG members you can also benefit as an individual. 

Down at the Social

Down at the Social is a national PR and content agency.

Powered by creativity, we make brands famous through strategy, digital, media, events, experiential and social.

We combine IDEAS and INFLUENCE to drive IMPACT.

Our audience first approach connects growing brands with their audiences - driving word of mouth and helping them thrive.

Akashi-Tai Sake

A family-run Sake brewery since 1856. Pioneered by several generations of the Yonezawa family. Now guided by Sake Master, Kimio Yonezawa. Located in the port city of Akashi in southwest Japan, the brewery continues to produce sakes and liqueurs, as it has for over a century.

Sponsors of the UKBG National Cocktail Competition 2021.