Who we are

We’re the only specialist organisation for independent food & drink businesses in the UK and have been supporting our members to be safe, legal and profitable for over 30 years.

What we do

We provide you with an account manager, ongoing support, legal documentation, professional services, training courses, work opportunities and exclusive discounts to ensure you save time and money when it comes to running and making your business a success.

We’re always working on developing, supporting and growing our sector and have a range of training courses and services that can help you along the way.


Industry Insights

We are always looking for new ways to support the independent hospitality sector. We are collecting information from our members and the wider industry on issues that you may be currently facing such as the continuing increase in the cost of living and the impact of staff shortages on hospitality businesses. 

Help us to help you by completing our short survey which will then be fed back to government at both local and national levels.

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Who we

work with

From associations across the food and events sector to festivals, Government bodies and  Street Food collectives, we are part of a network that works together with one aim in mind – to support you; our members. 


You are at the heart of everything we do.


Working with Government means that we’re ahead of the curve when it comes to changes that could affect our members and most importantly, we are able to protect your interests through our lobbying work. 

The Events Industry 

From festival and event associations to event organisers, concession companies and suppliers, we’re here to bridge that gap and raise the profile of our sector within the events mix. 


EHOs and Local Authority departments across the UK trust NCASS to promote best practice and make their jobs as easy as possible when it comes to inspections and getting the information they need. 


It’s key for us that we work with the right partners for you. Whether it’s saving you money on things you need day to day or getting the right expert advice and services, we always put you first. 

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Our Memberships

Being an NCASS member will give you help and support whenever you need it. We’ll save you money and simplify the legal and compliance stuff, providing more valuable time for you to focus on your business.

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Our Partners & Suppliers 

NCASS members can benefit from the best deals, discounts and cashback schemes from our valued partners & suppliers, helping you to save and make money whilst you spend.

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Want to find out what existing members and catering professionals have thought of their experiences with NCASS? Head to our Reviews page to find out. 

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Strategy for Success in 2024 - Making Winter Downtime Count:

Our comprehensive new guides features helpful advice and resources to get you planning through the quiet winter period for a successful 2024.

NCASS Members can view & download the guides straight from their Member Recourses page. Non-Members can access via an email download. 

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