From the show floor: Coffee Shop Innovation Expo

The Key Finance team was out in force at the Coffee Shop Innovation Expo last week, for two days of networking with the cream of the UK’s hospitality and catering industries.

In fact, while our stand (and magician!) were located in the Coffee Shop Innovation Expo, this was actually 7 (seven) shows in one, encompassing - deep breath - Restaurant Tech Live, Bar Tech Live, Hotel Tech Live, Takeaway & Restaurant Innovation, Restaurant & Bar Design Show, Streetfood Live and the Food Entrepreneur Show.

It’s a good job that the ExCel venue in London’s Docklands is, well, huge.

And it’s a good job we had seven people manning stand 311, as it seems one thing connecting these different sectors is a need for innovative ways to finance business growth.

While our awesome show floor magician James Phelan and our smart new branding certainly contributed to the footfall on the Key Finance stand, we were warmed by the reception given and feedback received for our Shopfit Funder tool.

Shopfit Funder can provide funding across a huge variety of projects in the hospitality industry, including shop builds, shop fits and shop refits, in addition to the build and maintenance of warehouse and distribution centres – encompassing everything from fixtures & fittings and IT, through to architectural and planning costs. 

It helps businesses large and small not just with cash flow and budgeting, but also administration, by pulling all costs associated with a project into one agreement.

The feedback we received from delegates at the Coffee Shop Innovation Expo means we can hone Shopfit Funder further for the catering and hospitality sectors, so stay tuned for developments on that front.

And, of course, if you didn’t manage to make it along to the show we would be more than happy to answer any questions you may have, whether related to Shopfit Funder or the wider world of finance.

Please feel free to contact us directly on +44 (0) 1372 888 330 or email