Strategic Alliances

EP is proud to have strong alliances with a number of partners who share our vision and mission and help support Entrepreneurs

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New Zealand Trade & Enterprise

Through a truly global network NZTE offers independent guidance, deep insights, and unparalleled access to companies, people and networks throughout New Zealand helping international businesses expand or invest into New Zealand. Providing import and export assistance and warm introductions for New Zealand businesses importing and growing businesses in the UK and Europe as well as businesses wanting to export to New Zealand. Connecting investors to opportunities both in the UK and abroad; helping customers seek funding and organisations to get investment ready. Providing businesses with know-how and know-who to grow your business internationally.


Amadeus sell catering solutions to venues and event organisers who want to provide their visitors/guests with positive and memorable food and service. As part of the NEC Group they have a depth of knowledge and expertise in live events and can leverage this to help customers grow their business. Expect the unexpected. Amadeus is about an adventurous approach to food and business and with nearly 40 years’ experience of running event catering in venues throughout Birmingham, West Midlands and the UK, they understand the challenges and what drives a great venue and live experience. From stadia to stately homes Amadeus operate event catering in over 15 venues across the UK as well as catering key green field sporting and consumer live events throughout the year.


Sodexo develops, manages and delivers a diverse range of services, designed to improve the quality of life for our clients and customers. With an unrivalled reputation for building lasting partnerships with clients through open, transparent relationships based on trust and exceptional performance. In the UK and Ireland, 35,000 staff strive to improve the quality of daily life at over 2,000 client locations across all market sectors. On-site Services – range of services from construction management, reception and food services through to asset maintenance, security and grounds maintenance for our clients in offices, schools, prisons, hospitals, military bases, remote sites and hospitality events. Other services include Benefits & Reward as well as Personal & Home Services – always striving to improve the quality of life for those we serve.


ISS Food and Hospitality are renowned for delivering great results to clients and have forged long and fruitful partnerships over the years, many of which are still maintained today. Remarkable people, remarkable food, remarkable service. Achieving success through an unrivalled passion for food, drink and service, coupled with honesty, a consistency of values and a dedication to excellence. Food and drink is, and always should be an enjoyable experience. Thriving on the opportunity to innovate and set original trends great environments are created that improve the quality of clients and customers lives ensuring service provision exceeds expectations.


For over 75 years, we’ve helped shape how millions of people eat. Our food tastes great. And that’s not just because we put plenty of time and care into creating something delicious. It tastes great, because it is great. It’s great thanks to strong partnerships with our trusted suppliers; we know them, which means we can trace our food from farm to fork. It’s great, because food really does taste better when it’s in season, sustainably sourced and thoughtfully produced. And it’s great… no make that UNBEATABLE, because our award-winning culinary teams put their hearts into making it. We’re 60,000 talented people bringing you all of the great tasting food, memorable experiences and vital support services that can transform every day into a great day. All of the little things that make the world of difference and boost the wellbeing of millions. From outstanding restaurant experiences, enhancing sporting events and feeding thousands of school children, patients, workers and military personnel, to delivering warm welcomes, clean buildings and safe environments. We’re here to inspire, protect, nourish and energise. To brighten your day.

Red Ribbon

At Red Ribbon we understand that the transition towards a resilient global economy will be led by well-governed businesses in mainstream markets, striving to reduce the environmental impact of their production processes, on society at large and on the environment as well. We work painstakingly to identify projects that best meet these criteria, projects that will also create wealth for our clients at competitive rates, and we do it by applying a framework process which combines rigorous financial analysis with a detailed investigation of the project’s sustainability. Assets are invested in three cutting edge sectors: Real Estate, Construction and Renewable Energy. And we always invest in scalable projects that can readily adopt rigorous United Kingdom compliance and regulatory standards.


Delivering first class, partner-led service, provided by personable and proactive lawyers who understand how to deliver commercially tailored solutions. Entrepreneurial lawyer partners to their clients using law to help build their businesses. Clients know who is looking after them from the outset and appreciate the relevant pro-active advice, evolving and adapting with their clients and the way they do business. Specialist areas include Corporate & Commercial, Property, Employer Services, Employee Services Intellectual Property, Licensing, Gaming & Regulatory, Litigation & Dispute Resolution, Immigration Services and Private Client.

Rankvale EP

Rankvale EP is a joint venture between EP Business in Hospitality and Rankvale Projects to give strategic and operational advice to entrepreneurial and innovative businesses in the hospitality sector, as well as assisting in fundraising and exit strategies. It will also help major organisations with their acquisition processes. The directors of Rankvale EP have wide ranging experience in business strategy, funding, operations, finance and investment, and mergers and acquisitions in the hospitality sector and the wider business world


eHotelier is a global industry portal for hospitality professionals, providing professional development, career opportunities and the latest hospitality industry insights and news serving over 86,000 subscribed hospitality professionals from 196 countries. We’ve been a trusted information source for our industry since 1999, with news, professional insights, and resources to find jobs, industry events and supplier contacts. We are in touch with the hotel industry on a daily basis via our web portal, newsletters and social media channels. If you have news to share, jobs to fill, or products and services to promote, eHotelier is the premier channel to connect to a global audience of hospitality professionals.

SerTech Exchange

The concept for SerTech Exchange was inspired by our observation that tech-enabled innovation in other markets – particularly in traditionally conservative sectors such as the Finance and Property Industries – enjoys a highly visible route to market through recognised FinTech and PropTech channels. In the Services Industry, however, there is no equivalent route to market for game-changing tech innovation.
By connecting innovators, industry leaders, investors and researchers, SerTech Exchange gives Service company directors the ability to enhance customer experiences and improve business performance and value through the application of tech-enabled innovation.