F&B Managers Association of London

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1.         Name


1.1       The name of the organisation is the Food & Beverage Managers Association of London (FBMA).


1.2       The FBMA is an independent unincorporated not for profit association conducted in accordance with this constitution.



2.         Interpretation


2.1       In this Constitution the following expressions have the following meaning unless the context requires otherwise.



2.2       Words importing one gender shall (where appropriate) include any other gender and words importing the singular shall (where appropriate) 

            include the plural and vice versa. 


3.         Objectives


3.1       The objectives of the Food & Beverage Managers Association are:


(a)        to promote the highest standard of management, training and education within the Food & Beverage industry in London.


(b)        to increase the status and awareness of the profession as a viable career choice at all levels of the sector.


(c)        to build a social networking framework for the membership.


(d)        to create and develop business networking opportunities.


(e)        to act as a forum for developing stronger relationships with suppliers to the industry.


(f)        to discuss industry practices, legislative changes and future requirements communicating the organisations views an opinions to the industry   

           at large.


(g)       to become affiliated with other professional bodies that are relevant and can add value to the organisation.


(h)        to promote, sponsor and encourage events that will enhance the standing of the organisation and will help develop the sectors profile

            with young people looking to establish a career in the industry.


(i)         to provide “mentoring” services for young people in the industry.


(j)         to make available a range of internships within the members establishment.


 4.         Structure


4.1       Committee


            The FBMA Committee will comprise of  5 members – 3 fixed for a term of 24 months with the Chairman and Secretary being permanent



            The initial Committee will set for 24 months from 1st of January 2014 and can only be changed by resignation.


            All positions to be confirmed to the members following a nomination and election by the Committee.


4.2       Committee Members:


            Members of the FBMA Committee 2016


            Chairman         Roy Sommer                        



                                    Desiree Dils                Co - Founder & Director of F&B at Hotel L'Europe


                                    Antonio Vigorito          F&B Manager - St James Hotel & Club & Vice - Chairman


                                    Luc Coquillard             Operations Manager - RAF Club


                                    Pedro Mendes            Director of F&B - Sofitel St James


5.0       Membership


5.1       Membership Criteria


            Membership will be open to all Food & Beverage professionals who have held a management position within the London area; this will include 

            those who have left for temporary assignments Overseas. This will include, but is not limited to:


                        Food& Beverage Directors / Managers  (4 & 5 star hotels)


                        GM’s of Restaurants or Restaurant Group


                        Hotel & Operations Managers who have held F & B positions


                        Establishments to include Hotels / Restaurants / Clubs / Contract Caterers


            Membership will ultimately be at the discretion of the Committee.


5.2       Membership Subscription -  Year 1 subscription £90, Membership fee will be due for renewal after each year.


5.3       Non – member participation – each event and workshop will be open to non-members for a


            nominal charge of £20 and £10 respectively per event.


6.0       Finances & Sponsorship


6.1       The Association will establish a sponsorship strategy that will enable it to


            develop a website, marketing collateral, workshops, mentoring programme, events and awards.


6.2       The Association will establish a long-term commitment to raise funds for its chosen charity being Hospitality Action.


6.3       A bank account will be established under the FBMA name, release of funds from


            the account will require 2 signatures, the Chairman and the Deputy Chairman/Membership Secretary 

            of the Association.


6.4       Members subscription to be used to fund costs of Association Meetings and/or Events.