News Partnering with the next generation of licensing stars

Founders Forum, an event exclusively for fledgling operators and new eating concepts.

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The UK’s leading licensing law firm Poppleston Allen is delighted to announce that it is the sole legal licensing sponsor of the upcoming MCA’s Founders Forum; an event exclusively for fledgling operators and new eating concepts.  

The UK’s eating-out market has never been so vibrant, with street food operators and fledgling concepts driving the majority of innovation in a sector that is expected to grow by 2.9% to a total of £83bn. 

Founders Forum brings together people from this exciting sector for networking and idea sharing.  What’s more, attendees get to meet, hear and learn from industry experts across: property, finance, legal, technology and logistics. 

Jonathan Smith, managing partner of Poppleston Allen, comments: “Bringing innovators, entrepreneurs and professional advisors together is a fantastic way of discovering and developing the next generation of successful licensed operators.”  

He continues:” It’s a really exciting time for the sector and hardly a month seems to go by without another operator launching a new concept, whether it be bringing a new street-food style to the mainstream or providing a completely different drinking experience such as Four Quarters in Peckham which mixes drinking with retro arcade games and such as Pacman and Time Crisis.”

Speakers for this event include: 

  • Scott Collins, co-founder; MEATliquor
  • Mark Palmer, marketing consultant for Pret A Manger
  • Dan Stern, investment director at Piper Private Equity. 

The Founders Forum takes place in London on May 17.

For further details contact Carl Weston, head of marketing and business development on 0115 953 8500.