Our supporters

Worshipful Company of Innholders

In 1978, the Worshipful Company of Innholders took the first step towards renewing its connections with innholding and, together with some of the leading hoteliers in the country, established the Master Innholders, membership of which acknowledges the attainment of the highest international standards in hotel management.

With the full support of the Worshipful Company of Innholders and the Institute of Hospitality, the Master Innholders have gradually increased in number and have grown their influence and charitable activities within the hotel industry.


Savoy Educational Trust

The Savoy Educational Trust is an independent, grant giving charitable trust, whose main aim is to advance and develop education, training and qualifications within the hospitality industry.

The Trustees award grants for a wide variety of hospitality related projects to:

- Educational establishments to enhance training and education facilities for their hospitality departments

- Associations to support those initiatives that will make a real difference to the hospitality industry

- Charitable organisations/social enterprises with specific hospitality related projects

- Individuals studying hospitality may be eligible to apply for a grant via their college

Master Innholders Charitable Trust

The Trust is registered as a charity whose purpose is the advancement of management education. The Master Innholders Charitable Trust receives any surplus from the annual trading of Master Innholders Ltd. It provides grants to support additional scholarships to augment the funds provided by the main donors. It also provides funds from time to time to support other industry initiatives.

Registered Charity No: 1003371

The Charitable Trust was created by Deed on 10th May 1991 and registered with the Charity Commissioners for England and Wales on 20th July 1991.

Lord Forte Foundation

The Lord Forte Foundation was founded in 1987 by the late Charles Forte, Baron Forte of Ripley, and has been supporting the wider hospitality industry ever since.

The purpose of the charity is to encourage excellence within the fields of hospitality, encompassing the hotel, catering and tourism industries within the UK. The Foundation achieves its objectives by making awards to both individuals requiring help with their studies, and education establishments which provide training courses or carry out research or other projects relating to the hospitality industry.

Institute of Hospitality

The Institute of Hospitality (IoH) was established in 1938 and since then has significantly evolved. Building upon a distinguished heritage, they are now the world's leading, award-winning, professional membership body for hospitality professionals around the globe.

As a registered charity, the IoH is committed to delivering continued professional development and lifelong learning across the hospitality industry.


Custard is a dynamic hospitality marketing & PR consultancy, specialising in transforming the profitability and reputation of hospitality business by driving impactful and measurable results through intelligent marketing and PR.

Immersed in the hospitality sector, Custard develops and maintains influential, long-term relationships with the media and keep its fingers on the pulse. Custard specialises in hospitality, tourism and leisure, working with brand and independent hotels, leading venues, hospitality industry bodies and suppliers.