Business as usual at The Restaurant Show 2013

Last week (Monday 7 - Wednesday 9 October), our Business Relationship Executives (BREs) spent three days representing PPL at The Restaurant Show, Earls Court, London.

Now in its 25th year, The Restaurant Show invites a large range of business owners and operators from across the restaurant, bar and hospitality industry to exhibit their products to others who are visiting; providing excellent opportunities for networking and idea generation with a view to improving business practice.

This year, Earls Court was packed an expanse of suppliers – there was even an indoor street food market complete with mobile food vans and a wine bar! Positioned next to the fresh produce on the PPL stand was Business Relationship Manager Julia Hiles, and Business Relationship Executives Tracey-Anne Baskerville and Paul Sutton.

The BRE team work with local businesses across the regions to promote an awareness of PPL, and the importance of having a music licence. At this event, they were addressing music licensing, but also the value of music in the workplace. Business owners were keen to share their stories about how certain types of music can positively impact on their customer’s experience whilst also boosting staff morale and productivity. Others had more specific questions around the need for a music licence, which our BREs were more than happy to answer. 

Business Relationship Manager Julia Hiles enthused: “Whenever we do events such as The Restaurant Show, it’s always brilliant to see how many business owners actively approach the stand. People are keen to know that they are staying within the law and understand the importance of music licensing, but often aren’t aware of what we do exactly. We like to keep our approach light-hearted.”

So it was another successful year for The Restaurant Show, and PPL. Watch video footage from the show and register to exhibit or visit in 2014 on The Restaurant Show website.

We’d also love to hear how music impacts your business. Join in the conversation on Twitter @ppluk and follow us for more news on where our BREs will be next. And if you have any questions at all about music licensing for your business, please do call 020 7534 1070 or email