Balmforth & Co


Our Events


IDDSI Festival 2024

Date: 19 September 2024


KP Centre | Kenmore Avenue | Harrow | Middlesex | HA3 8LU


More details coming soon.

To Book: IDDSI – Home

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The Care show

Date: 9-10 October 2024

Location: NEC Birmingham

Birmingham B40 1NT

Stand: J09


Taking place from October 9th to 10th, 2024, at the NEC Birmingham. Our presence at this event is an exciting opportunity to showcase our cutting-edge innovations. We are thrilled to unveil our latest products, including the innovative Dysphagia Machine.

To Book: The Care Show

Anticipate London

Date: 2 – 4 December 2024

Location: ExCeL London

One Western Gtwy, London E16 1XL

Stand: FM3040


We will be exhibiting our full range of machines from traditional coffee makers to 24/7 hot food vending solutions.

This is a must go to show for all UK FM companies, we can’t wait to see you there!

To Book: Anticipate London (anticipate-event.com)

Previous Events

Hefma leadership forum

Health Estates & Facilities Management Association Leadership Forum

Date: 9- 10 May 2024

Location: Telford International Centre

Telford (The International Centre), Telford TF3 4DE 

Stand: 41

The Food and Catering Show

Location: Elland Road Stadium, Leeds, LS11 0ES

Stand: 32

Event date : Wednesday 01 May 2024, 

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Date: 17 – 18 April 2024

Location: Macdonald Aviemore Resort, Scotland

 Aviemore Resort in Scotland | Macdonald Aviemore Resort (macdonaldhotels.co.uk)

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Hotel, Restaurant and Catering Show

Date: 25 – 27 March 2024

Location: ExCeL London

One Western Gtwy, London E16 1XL

Read more: Latest HRC Blog

National Association of Care Caterers (NACC)

South West Seminar: Bristol

Date: 19 March 2024

South East Seminar – High Wycombe

Date: 20 March 2024

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BDA Neurosciences Specialist Group (NSG) 10th Annual Study Day 

Date: 28 February 2024

Location: Birmingham (Private Event).

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Date: 25 October 2023

Location: National Fluid Power Centre, Worksop.

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Public Sector Catering Exhibition

Date: 31 October – 1 November 23

Location: Stand 75, NAEC, Stoneleigh Park, Kenilworth CV8 2LZ

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Macmillan Coffee Morning 2019

We had such a great turn out for our 2019 Macmillan Coffee Morning, hosted at The Barnsley Business Village. With some of the cakes looking like they could be from an episode of the Great British Bake-Off! 

The event is always a fantastic opportunity to indulge in some delicious cakes, all whilst supporting such an amazing cause.

Because of all the generous donations, we managed to raise a fantastic £310 for Macmillan Cancer Support!

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GLEE Exhibition 2019

We attended the exciting GLEE exhibition at the Birmingham NEC on 10th – 12th September 2019. Once again, showcasing our sustainable coffee and recycling our used coffee grounds!

It was great to hear about all the new developments in the industry and catch up with some familiar faces.  

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TUCO Conference 2019

The 2019 TUCO Conference was held between the 30th and 31st July at the prestigious University of York. We proudly served our own delicious Balmforth & Co coffee, all in reusable keep cups, supporting TUCO with their pledge to stamp out the use of single-use paper cups (at the event). 

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CDX 2019

This was our first year at the event (Car Dealer Expo), which took place at Farnborough International Exhibition & Conference Centre on 12th June 2019.

It was great to speak to car dealership teams from across the UK and hear about developments in the industry. The event allowed us to present our high spec coffee machines, top quality coffee beans, branded crockery and our unique ‘branded option’.

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HEFMA 2019

We always enjoy our time at the HEFMA Leadership Forums, with the 2019 event being no different. The year saw us remain in Yorkshire and exhibit at Doncaster Racecourse between the 16th and 17th May.

Facilities Managers within the Healthcare sector have very demanding roles, so it is great to be able to meet FM Managers at the event and hear how we can support them on delivering a high-quality food and beverage offering (within their hospitals).

HCA 2019

We have been exhibiting at the Hospital Caterers Association forums for many years, and the event never disappoints. The 2019 forum was held between the 11th and 12th April at the beautiful Celtic Manor Resort in Wales.

The catering world is ever-changing, none more so than within the healthcare sector. With the introduction of the CQUIN guidelines in 2018, it was great to hear about how Trusts were getting on. We found that some teams had not only delivered on the guidelines but in some cases, had developed an even higher level of healthy eating and nutritional standards.

Balmforth & Co Birthday Party!

In celebration of our birthday, we hosted a party full of delicious barista served coffee and treats on 25th January 2019, at our office in Barnsley.

With the launch of our 2019 recipe calendar, we demonstrated and tasted all the new and exciting coffee recipes at the event.

NFPC Exhibition 2019 – Sponsor

We were very excited to not only be a sponsor at the event, but also sole refreshment provider.

The industry-leading exhibition has grown to become a key annual event for companies associated with Hydraulics, Pneumatics, Electronics, Control and Automation.

Held at the National Fluid Power Centre in Worksop the open day (NFPC exhibition 2019) welcomed over 80 exhibiting companies and 500 visitors.

Movember 2018

All November

Our amazing family at Refreshment Sytems took part in Movember 2018, raising funds for the Movember Foundation. With moustaches being grown all month for donations, the guys were willing to look a little less groomed to drum up all the help they could, to support the worthy cause!

Donations are still welcome – simply click on the moustache below and you will be taken directly to the charity’s website.


Macmillan Coffee Morning

Friday 28th September 2018

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We had such a great turn out for our 2018 Macmillan Coffee Morning, at our Balmforth & Co Coffee School in Barnsley. Coffees and cakes were selling thick and fast, all in support of this amazing cause.

There was an exciting buzz around the room, which translated into donations! we saw an extra £100 to what we raised last year. The total on the day was a fantastic £400, with every penny going to the Macmillan Cancer Support charity.

A huge thank you to all that came along on the day!

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The importance of coffee and its history…

Friday 5th October 2018

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With more than 15 years of experience in the food and beverage industry, Steve May has seen how the coffee market has developed and evolved, into the powerhouse that it is today!

In this exciting session, Steve covered a wide range of topics including; where coffee originally came from, how tastes change from country-to-country, and where he sees the industry going over the next year and beyond.

There were also demonstrations and tastings for our guests to truly understand the difference between espresso and filter-based drinks, and the taste difference between Arabica and Robusta beans.

The event was jam-packed with coffee enthusiasts, whether that be a total novice or an experienced espresso drinker. We received great feedback from all of the attendees, with everyone rating the event ‘Excellent’ or ‘Very Good’.

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Glee 2018 Birmingham

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This was our first year exhibiting at Glee in Birmingham, attending the show with our Balmforth & Co coffee. Our team had a great time meeting various people and treating them to a delicious Blend 2 coffee or a demonstration on the V60 drippers with our Blend 1, in ground form.


TUCO Annual Conference 2018 Hull

Attending the 2018 TUCO conference situated in the University of Hull, we gained valuable insight into the catering world of Higher Education. We believe we have much to bring to Universities across the country, with this in mind we will be back next year at the University of York for the next Annual Conference.


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We’ve been using RSL now for well over 10 years. In a highly competitive market they have always maintained top quality products and service. Professional, innovative and reliable but with a personal friendly touch, I would have no hesitation in recommending their services.

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We approached RSL after finding out that they could supply the Vitro coffee machines (which we wanted in our new offices). They were able to offer us the best solution to meet our needs. We are so happy with the service that we have received so far, that we are looking to use them in some of our other sites.

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