Hospital Caterers Association
Leadership & Development Forum 2025


Tuesday 1st & Wednesday 2nd April 2025, Hilton Birmingham Metropole

As Leadership & Development Forum Lead 2025 for the North West Branch, I would like to invite you to join us for the ‘Food at Our Core’ Forum at the Hilton Birmingham Metropole on April 1st and 2nd 2025.

As the most central part of the country Birmingham is the ideal place to host the forum with easy access for delegates from all over the UK.  Train, plane and automobile all provide easy access for everyone.

The Forum Management Team (FMT) are busy pulling together a programme of events; where our aim is to deliver an interactive, food and solution focussed event, with around 100 exhibitors also helping hospital caterers discover new products and services. This is a superb way of introducing those new to the NHS as well as those that have developed into leadership roles within healthcare.

An overview of timings for your diary:
Monday 31st March 2025 – ice-breaker dinner
Tuesday 1st April 2025 - day one of the Forum schedule including exhibition open; President's Dinner. 
Wednesday 2nd April 2025 - day two of Forum schedule including exhibition open; Branch Dinner.

Our food focussed theme will provide inspirational and useful content to support the sector catering services.

You may also experience a little of the best of the North West during your visit.  The Forum Management Team and I look forward to welcoming you all in Birmingham.

Tim Radcliffe
Forum Lead

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Are you a HCA member? If so, you may be eligible for a bursary to support your attendance at the forum. Click here for more information (you will need your membership details).


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