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Annual Luncheon - BFFF


at the London Hilton on Park Lane

Tuesday, 26th November 2019


We were delighted with the response from our members to the 2019 BFFF Annual Luncheon with just under 900 guests attending.








The event was held on Tuesday, 26th November 2019 at the London Hilton on Park Lane.



After-Luncheon Entertainment

This year’s after-Luncheon entertainment was provided by comedian, ranked as one of the top ten stand-ups in the country, Ian Stone. He had the whole room filled with laughter – he went down a storm. Ian has co-presented Gold and Silver award winning sports programme – Rock n Roll Football with Ian Wright for the last 6 years. He is a regular on BT Sports’ ‘Life’s a Pitch’, BBC Radio 5’s ‘Never Mind the Buzzcocks’, ‘The Stand-Up Show’, ‘Saturday Live’ and ‘The 11 o’clock Show’.

He has also entertained the British Troops in Afghanistan, performed on the QE2, appeared at Cape Town Comedy Festival and was the first ever compere of The Comedy Store in Mumbai. Ian currently presents a weekday breakfast radio show on Love Sport Radio in London.

Headline Sponsor:

Many thanks to Tyson Foods Europe for being the Headline Sponsor at this year’s Annual Luncheon.

We were also thankful to all our sponsors – XPO Logistics for sponsoring the President’s Reception, Meal Creations part of Kerry Foods for sponsoring the General Reception, Iceland Foods for continuing their sponsorship of the Seating Brochure, American Express, Coppenrath & Wiese, Freiberger UK and Moy Park for being Event Partner Sponsors – we really couldn’t make the event as successful as it is without all our sponsors’ added support.

Event Details:


It was a fantastic event for members and their guests to attend and take advantage of the opportunity to network with industry colleagues during reception drinks from 11.30 am before enjoying a wonderful four course lunch being served in the main ballroom at 1 pm prepared by Hilton Executive Chef, Anthony Marshall, and his team.

After Lunch, BFFF President, Nigel Broadhurst of Iceland, delivered his speech.

The Main Ballroom closed at 4 pm with paying bars opened for guests to continue to ‘mix and mingle’. The Hilton closed the room at 5.30 pm with  guests continue networking into the evening in local pubs in the surrounding area.

Dress was: Lounge/Business Suits

If you are not currently a member and would like to book events like this next year then please contact Kate Miller, our Membership Account Manager, and she will assist you with becoming a BFFF member.


All tickets booked are non-refundable and non-transferable.

Industry Forum:

There was the usual Industry Forum held the following morning, hosted by American Express in the DoubleTree by Hilton, Victoria offices in London, (Weds 27th November) – tickets were free for this event.

December 2019



BFFF Annual Luncheon – Tuesday, 26th November 2019 – London Hilton on Park Lane We are delighted to announce that Iceland are sponsoring the Seating Brochure again at this year’s Annual Luncheon. Iceland, sponsors of the Seating Brochure Iceland demonstrates the Power of Frozen as Britain’s leading specialist in quality frozen food, an award-winning leader […]

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