The HCA LDF taking place 20th & 21st April 2023 is a two-day event dedicated to the production, delivery and service of nutritious food to patients, staff and visitors in the NHS.


  • 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 and in the 'meet the buyer' sessions
  • Unrivaled networking opportunities including the HCA President's dinner on Thursday the hosting branch's dinner on Friday.


  "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"
Mark Taylor MIH, Foodservice Customer Controller, Premier Foods

“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



As an exhibitor at the HCA LDF you will have the opportunity to 'Meet the Buyer'.  Select up to 10 names from a list of 70 NHS and hospital buyers, we will arrange one to one meetings held in 10 minute slots throughout the afternoon on Wednesday.

How does it work

  • Select from a list of 70 key decision making contacts
  • One to one meetings will be facilitated with up to 6 of your identified prospects


Previous attendees included;

2Gether Mental Health Trust
Abertawe Bro Morgannwg Health Board
Aneurin Bevan University Health Board ASSIST
Assoc.of Holistic & Complementary Practitioners (AHCP)
Avon & Wiltshire Mental Health Partnership NHS Trust
Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board
Birmingham & Solihull Mental Health Foundation Trust
Birmingham Community Healthcare NHS Trust
Black Country Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
Bradford District Care Foundation Trust
British Dietetic Association
Camden and Islington NHS Foundation Trust
Canadian Society of Nutrition Management
Cardiff and Vale University Health Board
Countess of Chester Hospital
County Durham & Darlington NHS Services
Cwm Taf University Health Board
Department of Health
Derbyshire Community Health Services
Derbyshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
Dorset County Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Dorset Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
Foodbuy (Compass)
George Eliot Hospital NHS Trust
Gloucestershire Care Services NHS Trust
Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
HCSA (NHS Procurement)
Health Facilities Scotland
Heart of England NHS Foundation Trust
Hospital Caterers Association (HCA)
Institute of Hospitality
Isle of Wight NHS Trust
ISS Facility Services - Healthcare
Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Medirest, Compass Group UK & Ireland
Mid Cheshire Hospital Foundation Trust

National Association of Care Catering (NACC)
National Nutritional Nurses Group
Neller Davies Ltd
Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
NHS Ayrshire & Arran
NHS Greater Glasgow & Clyde
NHS Lothian
North Bristol NHS Trust
Northampton General Hospital NHS Trust
Northern Care Alliance
Northern Health & Social Care Trust
Northumberland, Tyne & Wear NHS Foundation Trust
Nottingham University Hospital NHS Trust
Nutrition and Dietetic Services
Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham
Queen Elizabeth Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
Robert Jones & Agnes Hunt Hospital
Rotherham Doncaster and South Humber NHS Trust
Royal Bournemouth & Christchurch Hospital
Royal College of Nursing
Royal Liverpool and Broad Green
Royal Stoke University Hospital
Royal United Hospitals Bath NHS Foundation Trust
Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust
Serco Healthcare
Sheffield Childrens Hospital
Sheffield Teaching Hospital
Sodexo UK & Ireland
Somerset Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
South Eastern Health and Social Care Trust
South Eastern Trust
South Tees Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
South Warwickshire NHS Foundation Trust
Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust
Southport & Ormskirk Hospital
The University Caterers Organisation (TUCO)
University Hospital North Tees & Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust
Velindre NHS Trust
Western Health & Social Care Trust
Wrightinton, Wigan & Leigh NHS Foundation Trust


Contact Jacki Brailey on 020 8269 7918 or email jackib@dewberryredpoint.co.uk to find out more about exhibiting and the range of sponsorship opportunities available at the HCA LDF 2022.