Visitor registration opens for lunch! 2014

Fresh from its win of Best Trade Show 2013 at the UK’s Exhibition News Awards last month, lunch!, which returns to Business Design Centre in London on 23-24 September, is looking to make headlines again with the first preview of its 2014 exhibitor list.

To celebrate the show’s latest win and mark the opening of visitor registration for 2014, the list offers an exclusive first look at some of the companies who will be helping to shape the future of the food-to-go sector over the next twelve months.

“Just when I thought lunch! couldn’t get any better, 2013 proved to be the biggest and most captivating lunch! exhibition yet,” said visitor Heerum Fleary, category manager at Gate Gourmet.

Getting “better” every year is exactly what lunch!’s organiser Diversified Communications UK has been achieving since its launch in 2008.  lunch! is frequently cited by food-to-go retailers and buyers as their key annual event for discovering innovative new ideas and concepts, and, as such, has enjoyed significant year-on-year increases in both attendees and exhibitors (37% and 42% respectively in 2013 alone).

With over four months to go until doors open and only 20 stands left to sell on the venue’s upper feature level, the 2014 edition promises to raise the bar yet again.

lunch! 2014 will feature around 300 exhibiting companies showcasing a wealth of new food and drink products, packaging, equipment and technologies.  The 2014 exhibitor list will be available to view and search at later next month.   The following is a preview of just some of the companies already confirmed:

Show features include the Working lunch! Keynote Theatre, Innovation Challenge Awards, Innovation Challenge Showcase, and the British Smoothie Championships.

“lunch! just gets bigger and better each year.  It has a great mix of suppliers covering a range of categories, enabling me to keep up with trends and innovation within the industry,” says Andrew Rose, head of purchasing at Caffѐ Nero.

To register for a free trade pass, please visit


Media enquiries & press pass requests to:
Emma-Louise Jones, PR Manager

Editorial representatives of relevant trade and consumer media (including freelancers) are invited to apply for press passes to lunch! via email to (please note, additional details may be requested to verify journalistic activity and all press passes are issued at the management’s discretion).

t: 44 (0)1273 645134                  

Exhibitor enquiries to: 
Chris Brazier, Group Event Manager 

t: 44 (0)1273 645123                 e: 


Diversified Communications UK Ltd (Diversified UK) is a fast growing trade event organiser and publisher based in Brighton and Nailsworth (Glos).  In addition to lunch!, Diversified UK’s portfolio includes Casual Dining (launched in February 2014); The Natural Food Show (part of Natural & Organic Products Europe); Nordic Organic Food Fair in Malmö, Sweden (co-located with Natural Products Scandinavia); Ocean Business (including Offshore Survey Conference & Ocean Careers); MARELEC Marine Electromagnetics conference in Hamburg, Germany; GeoBusiness (new for 2014); camexpo; office*; SITS – The Service Desk & IT Support Show; Natural Products magazine; and the Natural Beauty Yearbook.

Diversified UK is part of Diversified Communications, a leading international media company with a successful portfolio of sector leading exhibition, conferences, publications and websites.


About Us

Diversified Communications UK Ltd (Diversified UK) is a fast growing trade event organiser and publisher based in Brighton, Peterborough, Leamington Spa, and Nailsworth, Glos. Its brand portfolio includes: • Casual Dining (24-25 February 2016, Business Design Centre, London) • British Tourism & Travel Show - Best of Britain & ireland (16-17 March 2016, NEC, Birmingham) • Ocean Business, Offshore Survey Conference & Ocean Careers (April 2017, National Oceanography Centre, Southampton) • Natural & Organic Products Europe (17-18 April 2016, ExCeL, London) • Geo Business (24-25 May 2016, Business Design Centre, London) • SITS - The IT Service Management Show (8-9 June 2016, Olympia, London) • MARELEC International Marine Electromagnetics conference • lunch! (24-25 September 2015, Business Design Centre, London) • camexpo (26-27 September 2015, Olympia National Hall, London) • Coach & Bus Live (30 September - 1 October, 2015, NEC, Birmingham) • office* (13-14 October 2015, Olympia National Hall, London) • Natural Products Scandinavia & Nordic Organic Food Fair (1-2 November 2015, MalmöMassan, Sweden) & • Euro Bus Expo (1-3 November 2016, NEC, Birmingham) • Natural Products is Britain’s leading trade magazine for the natural and organic products industry ( • The Natural Beauty Yearbook is the UK’s only dedicated trade guide to the natural and organic beauty and personal care market ( • Ocean Buzz is the weekly ocean technology eNewsletter providing the latest news and information from the industry ( • is a news, comment and discussion site dedicated to connecting, informing and learning within the ITSM community ( • Route One is the market-leading coach and bus industry weekly magazine ( • Coach Monthly is the leading magazine for the coach tourism community, read by coach operators, tour planners and industry professionals ( • Route One is the market-leading coach and bus industry weekly magazine ( Diversified UK is part of Diversified Communications, a leading international media company providing market access, education and information through global, national and regional face-to-face events, eMedia, publications and television stations. Diversified serves a number of industries including: seafood, food service, natural and organic, healthcare, commercial marine, and business management. Based in Portland, Maine, USA, Diversified employs over 800 staff, with divisions in the Eastern United States, Australia, Canada, Hong Kong, Singapore, Thailand and the United Kingdom.



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