Welcome to AIR


We believe that AIR is the first and only organisation that can truly unite the vast number of Independent restaurants and hospitality outlets in the UK, giving them the support and – crucially – the purchasing advantages from which our bigger competitors benefit each and every day … often at the expense of the hardworking Independent.

We call ourselves an ‘alliance’ because we see ourselves as allies, not competitors. Every one of AIR’s Members is connected in one way or another to an Independent restaurant or hospitality outlet: you either own one, operate one, supply one or offer professional services to one. Together, we are very powerful.

Our dream is for AIR to become the go-to organisation for every Independent hospitality business in the country, for support and benefits alike.



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Exclusive Benefits

Whether you’re a café or restaurant, hotel or B&B, pub or bar, QSR or takeaway … or mobile, pop-up, event or contract caterer, we believe we can help your business through savings, support and sharing our experience, expertise and contacts.

Membership is free and gives you invites to AIR Events, exclusive access to our Partner Directory – the only one aimed specifically at the UK’s Independent restaurant & hospitality sector, with many Members-only discounts and offers – plus you will receive our Newsletter and Blog.

You will be invited to around 18 Members-only AIR Events per year, including six Networking Events (FREE to Members) plus six Supper Clubs and six Workshops, for which there is a charge which we try to keep as low as possible.

Networking Events & Workshops

Discounts & Offers via our Partners

Support and advice from mentors, experts, fellow Independents


Exclusive Events

AIR is all about joining forces and sharing know-how, which is why AIR Events are such a key feature of our Member Benefits. Events provide the perfect opportunity for you to meet Suppliers, network with fellow Independents and learn tips & tricks for your business.

Networking events and workshops organised throughout the year.