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18 Jul 2022

HRC announces first wave of design partners for 2023 edition

HRC announces first wave of design partners for 2023 edition

Hotel, Restaurant & Catering (HRC), the business event for foodservice and hospitality professionals, has announced the first two confirmed design partners for its 2023 edition: Harp Design and Design Command.  

HRC, taking place on 20-22 March 2023 at ExCeL London, provides the ideal destination for hoteliers, restaurateurs, caterers and hospitality business owners to discover a wide range of industry suppliers across hospitality technology, design and décor, foodservice, professional kitchen equipment and the pub & bar sector. In addition, HRC partners with a number of design studios to enable them to demonstrate their expertise with bespoke designs created for the show.  

Harp Design will once again be designing the show’s Vision Stage, having done so to great acclaim in 2022 with a striking monochromatic design in the style of 2D cartoons.    

Hayley Roy, Owner of Harp Design, commented: “We had so much fun last time, it was brilliant. I can’t wait to see what the team come up with for next year. Emma, our lead designer is managing it this time and she’s really excited about it. We’ve got quite a lot of work out of HRC already so I’m really looking forward to seeing what happens next year.” 

Check out our interview with Harp Design here

Design Command will be creating the design for the show’s bustling networking area, the HUB. Founder Clare McDonald commented: “We exhibited at HRC in 2021 and it was a great platform to promote our studio, so we are really looking forward to designing the HUB space this year.” 

She added that when it comes to designing hospitality spaces, one key trend is front and centre: “Sustainability is extremely important to keep in mind when designing both new build developments and refurbishing existing hotels and restaurants. A lot of our suppliers are producing sustainable products now and our aim is to use reclaimed and recycled materials as often as we can.” 

Check out our interview with Design Command here

Event Manager Ronda Annesley celebrated the design partners, saying: “Our design partners are a huge part of HRC and really contribute to elevating the look and feel of the event and the experience that our visitors have at the show. 

“We’re thrilled to welcome Harp Design back for a second year to design the Vision Stage after a fantastic and much commented-on design at this year’s event.  

“Design Command are an award-winning design studio and experts in design for hospitality and we can’t wait to see what they do with our bustling networking space, the HUB.” 

HRC will take place alongside The Pub Show, IFE, International Food & Drink Event and IFE Manufacturing on 20-22 March at ExCeL London. To enquire about becoming a design partner for the 2023 event, email

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