2018 Sponsorship Opportunities

To discuss the sponsorship and trade exhibitor opportunities for the 2018 conference please contact Conference Organiser Paul Walker, email , phone 09 835 1531.

Platinum Sponsor - Scenic Hotel Group

Hotels, Suites and Resorts of quality, value, style and comfort, Scenic Hotel Group is New Zealand’s largest independently-owned and operated hotel group and prides itself on offering true Kiwi hospitality at each of its eighteen hotels. 

Located in twelve popular regions  in New Zealand and two in the South Pacific countries of Tonga and Niue, Scenic Hotel Group welcomes business and corporate travellers, families, groups and individuals.   We offer a variety of accommodation (rooms, suites and self-catering apartments) at Heartland Hotels, Scenic Hotels, Suites & Resorts and Te Waonui Forest Retreat as well as excellent Event Services such as Conference, Incentive, Meeting facilities and Wedding Venues.

We're a national hotel group, spread around the best of New Zealand and the South Pacific, working to international standards with a touch of local flair.

Scenic Hotel Group is committed to be a leader in responsible and sustainable tourism.  As a company we are determined to ensure New Zealand’s clean green image remains intact for future generations.

 Enjoy great value, and genuine comfort with a stay in our friendly 100% NZ owned hotels.


Gold Sponsor - AccorHotels

AccorHotels, the world's leading hotel operator and market leader in Europe, is present in 92 countries with more than 3,500 hotels and 450,000 rooms.

AccorHotels provides an extensive offer including complementary brands from luxury to economy that are recognized and appreciated around the world for their service quality: Sofitel, Pullman, MGallery, Quay West, Sebel, Grand Mercure, Novotel, Mercure, ibis, ibis Styles and ibis budget.

With more than 160,000 employees in AccorHotels brand hotels worldwide, the Group offers to its clients and partners nearly 45 years of know-how and expertise.


Gold Sponsor - Event Hospitality & Entertainment

Event Hospitality & Entertainment Limited (formerly known as Amalgamated Holdings Limited or AHL) is Australia’s premier entertainment, hospitality and leisure company. It has proud and historic origins dating back to 1910 and currently operates within the Entertainment and Hospitality sectors in Australia, New Zealand, Germany and the United Kingdom.

The Event Group's hospitality division operates QT Hotels & Resorts, Rydges Hotels & Resorts, Eventhouse and Atura Hotels brands as well as the premier Australian Ski Resort township of Thredbo Alpine Resort. It also operates Priority Guest Rewards a hotel & resort rewards program that offers members access to the lowest prices online.


Gold Sponsor - Multi Media

Multi-Media Systems Ltd is a family business established by Bong and Noon Wong in 1974 out of their home garage. The initial focus was on the sales, rental and repairs of 8mm and 16mm reel projectors with the market focus being on schools, community halls and church groups. When the focus expanded into the corporate sector a new avenue opened up to explore the service of film processing and development, specifically for 35mm slides. 

Until the early 90’s Multi-Media Systems remained focussed on this area of the industry creating a strong reputation for dynamic visual presentation delivery. Product launches and road shows were at the peak of event trends as industries and companies wanted to share information amongst peers and clients on a national level.

The need to give clients more cost effective solutions for travel outside our main hub in Auckland gave the company reason to open its doors in Wellington. As part of cost effective solutions, the business decided to spread its knowledge in areas of Audio and Lighting. Creating a one-stop shop solution for clients enabled the business to have control from concept phases through to execution and delivery. The expansion into the South Island gave us further ability to service our national clients. Our Christchurch base was set up in 2004 with the idea of looking after our clients in a more localised manner.

Multi-Media Systems Ltd is now a national business with services that can support a myriad of events. The experience and knowledge remains within the family with Bong & Noon’s son Damian looking after day to day proceedings supported by key personnel to ensure clients’ experiences are first class.


Wine Sponsor & Exhibitor - Villa Maria

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The Villa Maria story is one of absolute passion. Each wine is crafted in the unique, fruit-driven style of New Zealand, showcasing the very best of the country’s distinct wine regions. Villa Maria sources grapes from New Zealand’s premium grape growing regions, including Marlborough and Hawkes Bay, and produces wines in state-of-the-art winemaking facilities in Auckland and Marlborough. The winery Sir George Fistonich started in 1961 is still family owned and stands as an icon of superior quality and innovation in New Zealand winemaking. In 2017, Drinks International named Villa Maria the most admired wine brand in New Zealand and the fourth most admired in the world.


Venue Sponsor - The Cordis Auckland

Timeless style that balances our European heritage with elements of New Zealand’s natural beauty. A celebration of classic luxury and quiet comfort at the Cordis Auckland.

411 spacious rooms and suites with views of leafy green Auckland Domain or the city skyline. With a warm pastel colour palette, hardwood furniture mixed with rich textiles, and our signature amenities, each room is a private sanctuary in the heart of the city.

Culinary delights served in sophisticated settings. At Eight, sample a variety of classic and contemporary Asian and Western cuisines at eight interactive cooking stations. At Palm Court, enjoy handcrafted cocktails and fine champagnes or indulge in our signature Cordis Afternoon Tea with Wedgwood.
A haven of wellness in downtown Auckland. Keep fit on your travels at our Fitness Centre with state-of-the-art Technogym equipment and free weights. Enjoy a few brisk morning laps or a night swim under the stars in our 12.36m heated outdoor pool. At our award-winning Chuan Spa, relax and realign your mind, body, and soul with treatments inspired by Traditional Chinese Medicine.

From small cocktail events to large corporate dinners, 13 adaptable venues and two opulent ballrooms to accommodate any function. A dedicated and passionate planning team to ensure your event exceeds all expectations.

Technical Seminar, Silver Sponsor & Exhibitor - Colliers

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Colliers International is a leader in global real estate services, and the market leader in commercial property in New Zealand.

As the largest hotel division in New Zealand, our hotels division specialises in providing professional services for a wide range of brokerage, valuation and advisory assignments. Our hotels team prides itself on its unparalleled track record and ability to deliver optimal outcomes for our diverse range of domestic and offshore clients including investors, hotel companies and financiers.

We offer our clients the most extensive range of research and consultancy services in the country underpinned by our specialist knowledge and proprietary database. Our clients are regularly updated with research reports on all the major markets and also benefit from our extensive market knowledge in bespoke assignments including market feasibility studies and operator selections.

Our team of highly qualified registered valuers and research analysts also provide valuation services for individual properties through to large portfolios, and have undertaken valuations for the majority of major hotel assets in New Zealand and the South Pacific.

Finally, our hotel brokerage team is the most successful in the country, having completed the sales of over 90% of all major hotels (completed by agencies) transacted in the past three years. Recent notable transactions completed by Colliers International include Novotel Wellington, Novotel Queenstown, Novotel ibis Auckland Ellerslie, Kingsgate Wellington and Hotel Grand Chancellor Auckland Airport.

For further information please visit www.colliers.co.nz/services/hotels

Silver Sponsor - Intermedia / HM Magazine

HM, now in its 18th year, is the leading accommodation magazine in the Asia-Pacific region and is distributed to virtually all accommodation properties in Australia, Fiji, New Zealand, Noumea, Vanuatu, Tahiti and parts of South-East Asia (Singapore, Kuala Lumpur, Bali, Hong Kong, Macau, Bangkok). The magazine, published bi-monthly, has a circulation of over 10,000 (readership of 80,000) and is direct mailed to all tiers of hotel management (from Global CEOs, Regional Directors and General Managers to Sales and Marketing staff) throughout these countries.

HM is read by all members of the AAoA (Accommodation Association of Australia) and the TAA (Tourism Accommodation Australia) in Australia, the NZHC (New Zealand Hotel Council) and the FHTA (Fiji Hotel & Tourism Association), and hosts the annual HM Awards for Hotel & Accommodation Excellence in Sydney, now in its 12th year. James Wilkinson is the Editor-in-Chief of HM magazine and Adam Daff is the HM Group Advertising and Sponsorship Director.


Silver Sponsor & Exhibitor - King Koil Commercial

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Every guest has a story, make sure it’s a good one

We believe good beds contribute to great business.

King Koil Commercial beds are specially designed for operators who care about their guests, and guests who love a good night’s sleep.

Our mission is to improve lives through better sleep. Our commitment to continuous research, development and testing ensures that our beds are engineered to withstand the rigours of the commercial environment.

King Koil is the preferred brand of some of Australia and New Zealand’s best-known corporate and leisure properties. Our beds are built to deliver a superior sleep experience. Our mattresses and bases are rigorously tested to ensure the high performance expected from your investment.

King Koil Commercial is a proud supplier to:

New Zealand’s best known hotels
New Zealand’s most celebrated luxury accommodation


Silver Sponsor & Exhibitor - RMS

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RMS is an Australian software company producing and supporting Online Booking, Channel Management and Front Office Systems to the world’s hospitality industry.

RMS has been at the forefront of development for property and reservations management systems for over 30 years for the Hotel, Motel, Holiday Park, Caravan and RV Park and Apartment segments with speciality applications for the Mining, Defence, Facility and Shopping Centre industries.

RMS - The Hospitality Cloud is a suite of modules that work together seamlessly to offer a total property management solution. Modules include, front office, online bookings, channel management, business intelligence, guest marketing, customer relationship management and more.

There are over 4,500 properties in 25 countries taking advantage of the unique ability to have online bookings, channel management and a front office system in a single application.


Silver Sponsor & Exhibitor - Wyndham Hotel Group

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Wyndham Hotel Group is the world’s largest hotel company based on number of hotels. As both a leading hotel brand franchisor and hotel management services provider, the company’s global portfolio consists of approximately 7,760 properties and over 672,000 rooms in 71 countries.

From the upper-upscale offerings of its namesake Wyndham Hotels and Resorts® brand, to the distinctly comfortable and familiar properties of its globally recognised Days Inn® , Super 8® and Howard Johnson® brands, Wyndham Hotel Group prides itself on providing guests and franchisees with exceptional customer service, great value and the most lodging choices around the world.

Wyndham Rewards® , the simple-to-use, revolutionary new loyalty program from Wyndham Hotel Group, offers members a generous points earning structure along with a flat, free night redemption rate – the first of its kind for a major rewards program. With over 7,500 participating hotels globally, more than 40 million members have the chance to earn and redeem points for hundreds of rewards options.

Wyndham Hotel Group is one of three business units of Wyndham Worldwide Corporation (NYSE: WYN), one of the world’s largest hospitality companies providing hotels, timeshare resorts, vacation rentals and timeshare exchange.

Across South East Asia and the Pacific Rim Wyndham Hotel Group has more than 60 franchised or managed hotels and resorts under the Wyndham Hotels and Resorts® , Ramada® Days Inn® , Microtel® and TRYP® by Wyndham brands.


Bronze Sponsor - accomnews

Bronze Sponsor - Exhibition Hire Services & Displayworks

Exhibition Hire Services and Displayworks are two of the leading exhibition companies in the industry. We offer a diverse range of products nationwide and have built a reputation on providing display solutions to all aspects of the event industry. From roadshows, conferences, product launches to large exhibitions we have the expertise and knowledge to design your floorplan and offer solutions to all aspects of your event, and above all we provide impeccable services to you the client. Working together with your organisation we create the environment you need to command attention in today's increasingly competitive market. Our experience and diverse product range enable us to provide you with endless innovative ways to create exciting and unique solutions that can be delivered on time & within budget.

Having worked at all New Zealand’s major venues we understand the professionalism, creativity and organisation needed to make your event a success. With preferred supplier status at many of these venues we have the ability to work closely with you and the venue to understand your requirements and how best to achieve the desired outcome. As the largest combined supplier of furniture to the New Zealand Exhibition market we are continually investing in new products and are in a unique position to provide you with exactly what you need and to create the right atmosphere.


Bronze Sponsor & Exhibitor - GTT Wholesale Food Group

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GTT are a nationwide, full service wholesale Food & Beverage business. A 100% New Zealand owned subsidiary company of Foodstuffs New Zealand. Our comprehensive range of products incorporates household name brands, as well as our own well-established brands. With a fleet of over 150 trucks we deliver throughout the country.

GTT was created to deliver a streamlined, nationwide service to existing Gilmours and Trents customers. Our objective is to provide that service to any national organisation that would benefit from our broad range and integrated service offering.

GTT National comprised of two of New Zealand’s longest serving and most experienced wholesale Food & Beverage companies. By working with us you benefit from both our proven processes and our access to the best quality and market leading products in the wholesale Food & Beverage industry.


Bronze Sponsor & Exhibitor - XN Protel

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Xn protel Systems is a global hospitality management software company specialising in property management, central reservations, point of sale and activity management solutions. Our highly functional, cloud-native and open systems provide the latest technology and flexibility. They help world-class hospitality companies in over 50 countries to optimise revenue generation, simplify service operations and enhance the quality of guest communications.

Our next generation, global solutions are robust, highly scalable, feature-rich and backed by outstanding customer service and support. Our dedicated team of highly experienced hotel, hospitality and technology experts work hard to understand customers’ needs and the issues they face. Located across our extensive network of offices in the UK, Asia, Australia and Middle East, our specialists provide the best advice, solutions and support to make sure customers meet the needs of local markets and achieve their business goals.

Xn protel Systems provide solutions to many world-leading hotels and chains including Toga, Ascott, Ovolo, Accor, Best Western, Hyatt, COMO, Four Seasons, Rocco Forte, Movenpick, QHotels, Lemon Tree, Starwood, InterContinental, Silverneedle, and more.


Lunch Sponsor & Exhibitor - Linenmaster

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We’re New Zealand’s linen and towelling rental and laundry masters!  After the clothes that cover us, there are few other items we hold closer to ourselves than the serviette we lift to our lips, the towel we use to dry ourselves, or the sheets we lay on or under. Smart and successful hospitality businesses understand this, ensuring the linen they provide their guests is of the highest quality, comfort and cleanliness. Getting this wrong can be costly.

What can also be costly is the outlay to initially purchase quality linen and towels and also to consistently maintain it to the highest standards, hygiene and cleanliness levels. No one understands this better than Linenmaster, the masters of linen.

Linenmaster offers a trusted, professional and tailored linen and towel rental and laundry solution to the hospitality and health sectors. 100% New Zealand owned and locally operated, Linenmaster is a division of Apparelmaster, the successful national provider of workplace rental and laundry solutions.

Providing comfort means so much more than just the touch and feel of quality, it’s about providing our customers, and in turn their customers, with peace of mind.

Now that provides comfort!


Juice & Water Sponsor & Exhibitor - Frucor Suntory

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Simply Squeezed is New Zealand's leading chilled juice manufacturer based in Hawke’s Bay.  The company started off in 1991 with small beginnings in Bay View, Napier - squeezing and delivering fresh orange juice to Napier and Hastings based hotels and restaurants.  Over the years Simply Squeezed has expanded its distribution network throughout the whole of New Zealand.  

We offer a strong and extensive beverage portfolio to our customers. These include our award winning chilled juices, smoothies, fruit nectars, and an organic drinks range - under the flagship Simply Squeezed brand, Allganics, Arano, Supreme and Bay Harvest brands.  We have strong partnerships within the hotel industry and fully support industry initiatives.  Our focus is to provide you with a suitable equipment solution strategy, and we will work with you to deliver your customer the best possible experience.  We are able to offer you a full product range from bulk juice, super juice or smoothie blends for your breakfast buffet, single serve drinks for the mini bar, to juice mixers and drinks for your bar/restaurant. 


Morning Tea Sponsor - Heritage Hotels

Heritage Hotel Management represents a pre-eminent range of four-star-plus hotels across New Zealand with 19 properties in different 15 destinations.

During the past 20 years, the Heritage, CityLife and Heritage Collection brands have quickly established themselves as representing quality and a commitment to service that is second to none. This reputation has enabled Heritage Hotel Management to bring on both managed and franchised properties which now makes Heritage Hotel Management the largest hotel management company with a New Zealand head office.

Heritage is proud of its ‘New Zealandness’ and its strong connections within the tourism sector and the local communities we operate within. 

If you would like to start a conversation with how we can assist you in managing your asset, then speak to Graham Yan, Gary Jarvis or Dylan Rushbrook during NZHIC 2017, or download our prospectus from http://www.heritagehotels.co.nz/about-us/management-services

Afternoon Tea Sponsor - Arrow International

Arrow International (NZ) Ltd is a privately owned New Zealand company and part of the Arrow Group (NZ) Limited whose holdings include Arrow International (Australia) Limited, a construction business, as well as Arcus Holdings (NZ) Limited a property development and investment company.

Arrow began in Dunedin in 1984 when two Dunedin businessmen, Ron Anderson and Bob Foster saw a gap in the construction market for a client-centred approach to project delivery. Previously the construction industry had largely operated in silos, with clients and contractors operating independently in the delivery process. Ron and Bob felt that better results could be achieved by clients and contractors working together, each applying their unique knowledge to the delivery of the project. 

This unique delivery approach has seen Arrow grow strongly to its current position as one of New Zealand’s premier construction organisations, with annual revenue of $350M and 450 staff across New Zealand and Australia.  With over 3000 projects to our name, Arrow has a strong construction track record in the following market sectors:  Education, Tourism - Hospitality, Aged Care & Retirement Living, Health, Community, Commercial Offices, Residential Apartments, Process & Manufacturing, Retail, Infrastructure, Sport & Recreation, Warehouses and Seismic Strengthening.

Even though Arrow has grown exponentially over the last 30 years, our fundamental approach to delivering projects remains the same: building teams first and projects second.

Arrow continues to play a key role in the tourism sector.  Notable current project include: the $45M redevelopment of the Remarkables ski field, including a new base build, chairlift and snow making facilities, the new Sudima Hotel at Christchurch Airport, Quest Apartments in Nelson, The Terrace in CBD Christchurch, Mid City Plaza Napier and The Peak Apartments Wellington. Outstanding completed projects include:

  • Te Uru Taumatua – Tuhoe’s new headquarters in Taneatua, and New Zealand’s first living building
  • The $220M Forsyth Barr Stadium in Dunedin
  • The redevelopment of the Hermitage at Mt Cook, including the Sir Edmond Hilary Alpine Centre
  • Peppers Bluewater Resort in Lake Tekapo
  • The award winning Te Waonui Forest Retreat in Franz Josef
  • Coronet Peak Ski Field redevelopment
  • The $31M Queenstown Airport redevelopment
  • Snow Planet in Auckland
  • The Big Splash – a new high tech water ride at Rotorua’s Rainbow Springs


Hotel General Manager Award Sponsor - AHS Hospitality

AHS Hospitality is the market leader in outsourced housekeeping services to the hospitality industry in Australasia.  Since its inception in 1993, AHS has been solely dedicated to the hospitality industry.  They are responsible for servicing more than 10 million rooms every year, operating at 190 hotels across all of the major hotel brands in the region.  With more than 5,000 employees, AHS are one of the largest hospitality employers in Australia and New Zealand.  The senior management team has over 200 years combined experience across large multi-national hotel chains and understand what is required to deliver results.

Through their unique and specialized business model, AHS achieve consistently high quality results and guest satisfaction.  AHS has developed specific operating systems, procedures and policies all designed around servicing hotels.  It includes advanced IT programs that can integrate directly into a hotel’s operating and communication systems to monitor and report on a range of quality results from overall hotel trends down to individual daily results on a micro level.

Equally important, the business model that AHS has created significantly reduces risk for hotel operators and hotel owners by reducing exposure to unexpected or unwanted risks in areas such as Human Resources, Industrial Relations and Work Health Safety.  Moreover, AHS’s guaranteed price per room significantly reduces the financial risk and allows expense budgets to be consistently achieved every month.


Senior Hotel Executive Award Sponsor - Dalman Architects

Dalman Architects specialise in the architecture and interior design of hotels, hospitality and tourism projects throughout New Zealand and Asia Pacific. Our studios are based in Christchurch and Auckland.

People are shaped by the spaces they inhabit. We view architecture and interior design as a responsibility: to create enriching spaces.

A considered space, inside or out, evokes positive human emotion and with 20 years behind us our focus is firmly fixed on the client. Through innovative thinking, a responsive process and exceptional standards our aim is to always enrich the way people live, work and play.

Our designs are unique, forming the perfect fit for your guest profile and brand. With your requirements as a starting point, we bring our understanding of the site and context and our industry experience to each design. Our many awards attest the quality of our work and the respect we have in the industry. 

With a staff of 23, Dalman Architects is one New Zealand’s largest architecture and interior design practices.


Outstanding Young Hotel Executive Award Sponsor - Sparkle Master Drycleaners

Sparkle Master Drycleaners has been in business since 1998 under its current owners and has continually increased business turnover to become the largest Dry Cleaning operation in Auckland. We are based in a dedicated premises in Grey Lynn, Auckland purchased in 2007.

Our business has been based on providing a reliable professional service principally to the Hotel Trade, operating 365 days a year, also offering a service to high quality clothing suppliers in New Zealand. We have been involved in testing garment materials for cleaning sturdiness, advising on cleaning methods and labels with a number of Auckland Fashion houses.

Quality has been the hallmark on which Sparkle has built its business reputation. Using best practice, chemical cleaning agents, methods,  modern machinery and maintenance to ensure that uniform high quality cleaning is undertaken on the garment, whilst giving due consideration to its longevity.

We understand that costs and efficiency obviously play a major role in running a Hotel. With that in mind we offer an Automated Garment Management System, tracking garments (RFID chips) to and from Sparkle, with the ability to give detailed billing.

Sparkle’s philosophy has always been to consider ourselves to be in partnership with the Hotel, rather than just as service provider, which is why we will always go the extra distance for our Clients and their Customers.


Food & Beverage and Housekeeper Employee of the Year Awards Sponsor - Service IQ

ServiceIQ - 'shorthand' for service industry qualifications that develop smarter people for smarter businesses - aims to have a world class New Zealand service industry through qualified people. Our purpose is to develop and facilitate on-the-job training that has a tangible positive impact on the businesses we work with, and results in productive employees. 

We believe industry training is essential to improving the service industry's productivity and profitability, which will contribute to a stronger New Zealand economy. ServiceIQ sets standards, develops qualifications and arranges training for the service industry in the accommodation, aviation, bars and restaurants, cafés, clubs, food services, museums, quick service restaurants, retail, tourism, travel and wholesale sectors of the service industry.


Revenue Manager of the Year Award Sponsor - ARMA

ARMA is proud to support the Hotel Industry and be associated with the New Zealand Hotel Industry Awards 2017. ARMA (Australian Revenue Management Association - APAC) was established by Melissa Kalan, a revenue management specialist as the main provider of independent, quality and accessible revenue management training for the Australian & New Zealand accommodation industry.

Our aim is to actively promote and educate on the importance of the RM process and job function and help organisations and education partners achieve their training needs in this discipline.

ARMA provides and develops engaging, quality training programs, including the first nationally accredited short course in revenue management in Australia and is fast creating a global community of ARMA revenue management trained professionals.


Session Sponsor - Westpac

Westpac are long-term supporters of the Tourism Industry in New Zealand, and excited to be working with the Hotel Conference in support of the Hotels sector and HTC members. Westpac are a full service bank and pride ourselves on the depth of our ongoing relationships, our comprehensive industry knowledge, and our innovative solutions to this sector.

Working with our colleagues and specialists across Westpac NZ and Australia, we provide financing and banking solutions to support the infrastructure, utilities and property sectors. Westpac's Infrastructure, Utilities and Property team is based in Auckland and provide financing and banking solutions to support the infrastructure, utilities and property sectors.

Our 360° approach to banking, our dedication to growing New Zealand’s economy, and our ability to act globally for our customers, define Westpac Corporate and Institutional Bank.


Coffee Cart Sponsor - Vittoria

As Cantarella Bros continues to grow and evolve, so does our corporate identity.

With our flagship brand Vittoria Coffee holding the position of Australia's Number 1 Pure Coffee Brand*, we recognised that it was important to link our total business to that of which it is best known. Which is why Cantarella Bros is now trading under the new business name of 'Vittoria Food & Beverage'.

Rest assured our commitment to excellence remains unchanged, as does our heritage, with Vittoria Food & Beverage remaining a proud third-generation family business where our expertise has been passed down from one generation to the next.


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