Our Partners

The Patron’s Lunch is grateful for the generous support of the event’s Official Partners, Official Suppliers and Official Supporters.

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Boots UK (boots.com), the UK’s leading pharmacy-led health and beauty retailer, is part of the Retail Pharmacy International Division of Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc. (Nasdaq: WBA), the first global pharmacy-led, health and wellbeing enterprise.  With 2,510* stores in the UK, Boots UK is committed to providing exceptional customer and patient care, be the first choice for pharmacy and healthcare and offer innovative ‘only at Boots’ exclusive products such as the UK’s leading skincare brand No7, all delivered with the great value customers love. Created over 165 years ago, the Boots brand is still at the heart of the communities it serves.

*As at 31 August 2015 excluding equity method investments

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BT (BT.com)is one of the world’s leading communications services companies, serving the needs of customers in the UK and in more than 170 countries worldwide. Our main activities are the provision of fixed-line services, broadband, mobile and TV products and services as well as networked IT services.

In the UK we are a leading communications services provider, selling products and services to consumers, small and medium sized enterprises and the public sector.

We also sell wholesale products and services to communications providers in the UK and around the world. Globally, we supply managed networked IT services to multinational corporations, domestic businesses and national and local government organisations.

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Diageo is the world’s leading premium drinks business with an outstanding collection of beverage alcohol brands across spirits, beer and wine. These brands include Johnnie Walker, Crown Royal, JεB, Windsor, and Buchanan’s whiskies, Smirnoff, Cîroc and Ketel One vodkas, Baileys, Captain Morgan, Tanqueray, Blossom Hill and Guinness.    We are extremely proud to hold four Royal Warrants of Appointment from Her Majesty The Queen for Johnnie Walker, Tanqueray & Gordons, Justerini & Brooks (JεB), and Pimm’s.

Diageo is a global company, with its products sold in more than 180 countries around the world. The company is listed on both the New York Stock Exchange (DEO) and the London Stock Exchange (DGE). For more information about Diageo, its people, brands, and performance, visit us at Diageo.com. For our global resource that promotes responsible drinking through the sharing of best practice tools, information and initiatives, visit DRINKiQ.com or drinkaware.co.uk

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Marks & Spencer is one of the UK’s leading retailers with over 1,330 stores worldwide. We are committed to enhancing lives everyday through selling high quality, own brand food, clothing and home products to 33 million customers through our stores and e-commerce platforms. For more information please visit www.marksandspencer.com/corporate.

Marks & Spencer celebrates The Patron’s Lunch – discover more HERE

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Unilever is one of the country’s leading suppliers of Food, Home and Personal Care products with 40 UK brands spanning 14 categories.  Unilever products are present in 98% of homes in the UK and are used by over 2 billion people globally on a daily basis.

Unilever’s Sustainable Living Plan (USLP) aims to double the size of the business whilst reducing environmental footprint and increasing positive social impact. The USLP is a strategic response to the challenges businesses face operating in an uncertain and volatile world. Its three goals are:

  • Helping more than a billion people take action to improve their health and well-being
  • Sourcing all their agricultural raw materials sustainably by 2020
  • And decoupling their growth from their environmental impact

Supporting these goals are nine commitments, underpinned by targets encompassing social, environmental and economic areas. For more information about the Unilever Sustainable Living Plan at www.unilever.com/sustainable-living/.

Unilever was ranked number one in their sector in the 2014 Dow Jones Sustainability Index. In the FTSE4Good Index Series, they attained a top environmental score of 5, leading to inclusion in the FTSE4Good Environmental Leaders Europe 40 Index. In 2015 they once again led the list of Global Corporate Sustainability Leaders in the GlobeScan/SustainAbility annual survey – for the fifth year running. In 2014 Unilever was named in LinkedIn’s Top 3 most sought-after employers across all sectors and is also LinkedIn’s No. 1 most sought-after FMCG employer worldwide. For more information about Unilever and its brands, please visit www.unilever.com.

Official Suppliers and Supporters

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Aggreko plc is the world leading global provider of modular, mobile power and related solutions. Aggreko employs over 7,700 people operating from 211 locations. In 2014 we served customers in about 100 countries, and had revenues of approximately GBP 1.6bn (USD 2.6bn or Euros 2.0bn). Aggreko plc is listed on the London Stock Exchange (AGK.L), headquartered in Scotland.

Major events have been a key part of Aggreko’s operations for more than 25 years. As a trusted partner, Aggreko works with customers to evaluate their unique needs to deliver integrated power solutions focusing on safety, cost efficiency and environmental protection. You can find out more about Aggreko at www.aggreko.com

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The GREAT Britain campaign is the Government’s most ambitious international marketing campaign ever and showcases the very best of what Britain has to offer in order to encourage the world to visit, study and do business with the UK.

The GREAT Britain campaign has delivered a direct return to the economy of over £1bn since its launch and is now active in 144 countries.  Unifying the international growth promotion efforts of UK Trade & Investment, VisitBritain, British Council, FCO and a number of other departments, GREAT aims to deliver significant and long-term increases in trade, tourism, education and inward investment in support of HMG’s prosperity and growth agenda.

For more information please visit www.greatbritaincampaign.com. You can also keep in touch through twitter @GreatBritain #GREATBritain

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Hiscox is a leading specialist insurer with a diverse portfolio of personal and commercial risks.

We challenge convention in our specialist areas to offer market-leading products and services covering risks ranging from marine, terrorism, aerospace, technology, media and professional indemnity through to high-value personal insurance, such as homes and contents, fine art, bloodstock and kidnap and ransom.

We are not a mass producer of insurance policies but focus on key areas of expertise and strength, specialising in protecting people with unusual and often complicated insurance needs.

All of our products have been designed with our customers’ specific needs in mind. Creative use of technology has improved distribution and enabled us to respond even more quickly and effectively to our customers. Unlike many of our competitors, Hiscox really is an organisation that thrives on change.

A FTSE 250 company with 100 years of underwriting heritage, we now have more than 1,100 staff, and offices in 14 countries.

For further information, visit www.hiscox.co.uk

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Situated at one of the capital’s most prestigious addresses, InterContinental London Park Lane presents modern luxury accommodation in the heart of Mayfair. Inspired by its location overlooking the Royal Parks, the hotel delivers elegant natural interiors and award-winning seasonal cuisine. The flagship InterContinental Hotels & Resorts® property combines exemplary service with a Concierge team that brings insider London to life.

The hotel also stands on the site of 145 Piccadilly, Her Majesty The Queen’s former childhood residence. ‘The palace without a name’ was the family’s permanent home until Duke of York became King George VI and the subsequent move across The Mall.

For further information, visitwww.parklane.intercontinental.com.

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Jaguar Land Rover is honoured to support The Patron’s Lunch, celebrating the remarkable commitment of Her Majesty The Queen to so many good causes.  The company is equally proud that its vehicles have also featured throughout The Queen’s reign, from the Land Rovers used on the Commonwealth Tour of 1953/54 to the new hybrid State Review Range Rover.   The only automotive company to hold all three Royal Warrants, Jaguar Land Rover is the UK’s largest premium automotive business, built around two iconic British car brands: Land Rover, the world’s leading manufacturer of premium all-wheel-drive vehicles; and Jaguar, one of the world’s premier sports saloon and sports car marques