Our mission is to ensure independents survive and thrive across the UK.
The hospitality sector relies on independents. Fact. AIR is the only membership group for, and by, independents. Welcoming operators of all sizes, we provide networking opportunities, cost savings, and support. We drive artistic excellence, innovation and culinary trends.
With 450 members and counting, we’re here to level the playing field for independents. We demand the same competitive prices suppliers give to big brands. We negotiate lower product prices up and down the entire F&B supply chain. We also help with savings for professional services like insurance, legal, HR, and more.
AIR started with restaurateurs offering up friendship and contacts over (very) strong cups of coffee. We’re still about joining forces and sharing know-how. We host regular breakfast sessions, workshops with industry figures to help you keep up with changes in the industry, and meet like minded people.
The original ethos of AIR was communication and knowledge-sharing. We’ve got a little black book of contacts a decade old and growing. Members can interact with and support each other at any point in their business journey without any intervention from AIR except us helping to connect the dots.