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  • Peach @ The Beach

    21 June 2023
    Brighton i360 / Shelter Hall

Peach @ The Beach

Business leaders networking at the Peach 20/20 Conference  

Peach @ The Beach

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Sun, sand, sea. Some of our industry’s biggest risk takers, innovators and entrepreneurs. All gathered in Brighton, one of the most vibrant bar and restaurant cities in the UK, to talk through hospitality’s big opportunities and challenges.

You can request an invite for our next event here.


Our 2023 summer meet up shone a light on how you can grow your brand by leveraging tech, data and a laser focus on your ‘profitable dollars’. 

We took a break from London and headed to Brighton for an afternoon with the sector’s brightest minds and biggest thinkers, and an early evening summer party. One of the most vibrant bar and restaurant cities in the UK - Brighton provided the perfect setting to bring together the hospitality community. 

Peach 20/20 founder, Peter Martin chaired the afternoon conference session at Brighton i360, guiding attendees through a packed agenda. We heard from experts and both local and national operators.

Discussions continued at our Summer Networking Party at Sessions – right on the beach. As the sun set over the sea we enjoyed grilled meats from open fire specialists Sear By Salt Shed, Egyptian food sourced from the finest British ingredients at Cairovan and brilliant fish and chips from RYBKA renowned for its responsibly sourced fish. 

We extend a heartfelt appreciation to all who attended, making Peach @ The Beach such a roaring success. 

Our next event takes place on 14th November 2023 at the Roundhouse, London. If you would like to join us, you can request an invite here.

Top takeaways from Peach @ The Beach


AI brings exciting opportunities…

Tech was a big theme and a session on Artificial Intelligence and automation heard how it is already being used to cut costs and increase efficiency - and has the potential to deliver even more. Read more

… But there are risks too

Operators agreed on the potential benefits of AI - but it’s going to need serious investment. 

How to turn data into dollars

Hospitality isn’t yet smart enough about its data, according to a session on analytics and marketing. 

Hospitality needs to adapt to change

While hospitality is resilient, rapid changes in technology and communications mean it will need new digital skills. Sustainability was another issue to track closely, Read more

Concepts have to stay fresh

In an illuminating head-to-head with Peter Martin, Sessions founder Dan Warne told the story of what’s been called a record label for food. Via incubators like Brighton’s Shelter Hall, Sessions helps start-ups cut their teeth, and it’s taught him the importance of keeping concepts fresh. Read more

The regions are roaring

Peach @ The Beach wrapped up with a panel session on growth opportunities beyond the hotbed of London. Brighton’s Black Rock Restaurants Group is a good example of how hospitality groups can flourish outside the capital. Brands that want to reach the regions need to properly understand their new neighbourhoods, the panel agreed. 

We need to stay positive

Thom Elliot summed up the mood of determination and cautious confidence in the room. “You’ve got to be optimistic,” he said. “If we’ve survived Covid then we can survive a few more ups and downs.”

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What our members say...

  • Thanks for a great event!
    Stasi Nychas
    Co-Founder & COO, Neat Burger
  • I thought yesterday was one of your best events. The speaker line-up and topics were excellent.
    James Spragg
    Non-Executive Director E-Menu Now & Cambscusine
  • Thank you for an excellent session!
    Adam Martin
    Managing Director at Tesco Hospitality
  • I absolutely LOVED yesterday - great speakers, insights, value-add sessions! Also the hospitality itself was spot on after - great event!
    Emma Heal
    Managing Director, Lucky Saint

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