The Hospital Caterers Leadership and Development Forum, taking place Tuesday 1st and Wednesday 2nd April 2025 is the only UK event dedicated to the production, delivery and service of nutritious food to patients, staff and visitors in the NHS, making it a must attend for anyone targeting this sector.


  • The only event dedicated to NHS and hospital catering
  • Decision makers from over 82% of acute UK NHS Trusts attend the event
  • Meet with key hospital catering decision makers throughout the exhibition
  • Unrivaled networking opportunities including the HCA President's dinner on Tuesday the hosting branch's dinner on Wednesday.


  "The HCA Learning & Development Forum provides us not only with the chance to meet our valued customers within the Healthcare sector, but a chance to understand the continued and new challenges hospital caterers face, which ultimately drives any NPD or relevant solutions for the months following the event. The organisation of the event allows for a really balanced mix of exhibition; customer interaction and the all  important social programme"
Foodservice Customer Controller, Premier Foods

“This was our first HCA L&D Forum, pre forum the organization and communication was excellent with all questions and queries answered in a timely  manner. The forum was well attended with some excellent and passionate speakers. The presentation by Nadim Ednan-Laperouse OBE & Tanya Ednan-Laperouse OBE, is hard to forget and made those present take a hard look at their operations.  It was great to meet and educate the caterers present on the innovative solution we have to help the caterers meet the requirements of the independent review of hospital food.  We are looking forward to the 2023 Forum and look forward to seeing you all there!”
Adam Hector Johnson, Director Business Development Partner,  Delegate Technology GmbH


“We have been longstanding exhibitors at the HCA forum and year on year it gives us a great platform to communicate to the national group on a very high level. It has opened up business and networking opportunities for us with many National Purchasing Managers, as a result of being a well organised and respected industry event.”
Chris O’Neill, Head of Food Solutions, RH Hall




Contact Jacki Brailey on 020 3398 0271 or email jackib@dewberryredpoint.co.uk to find out more about exhibiting and the range of sponsorship opportunities available at the HCA LDF 2025.