Thankyou to our Event Sponsors

Supporting the Attractions & Leisure Industry


Teddy Mountain started in 2003, we have been around a long time, have vast experience and we are the EXPERTS in the ‘Make your Own Teddy Bear’ business. We provide an extensive range of premium quality, unstuffed and pre stuffed plush, outfits and accessories to the retail, leisure and entertainment sectors throughout the UK, Ireland and Europe from our 4 large warehouses based here in Devon.

We have the largest range of bears and outfits – nearly 90% more unique items than our closest competitor.

Teddy Mountain UK is the only ‘Make your Own Teddy Bear’ supplier that is Trading Standards

Approved – so you can be assured of our high quality and standards.

We currently supply well over 500 UK & Ireland customers, comprising of the main theme parks –

Center Parcs, P & O Cruises, Blackpool Tower Eye, Sealife Centre’s, Twinlakes, Longleat Safari Park,

Woodlands, Lapland UK Ltd, Flamingo Land, retail stores, numerous soft play centres, farmattractions, mobile party planners and internet sellers.

Not only is Teddy Mountain the leading provider in the ‘Make Your Own Teddy Bear’ business but we also make a lot of customised items for our customers.

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Leading leisure and hospitality industry procurement specialist Regency Purchasing Group has been appointed to develop the food on offer at some of the UK’s top attractions.

 Regency has been confirmed by the management committee of BALPPA, the British Association of Leisure Parks, Piers and Attractions, as its approved food purchasing group.

 The two-year deal will enable Regency the opportunity to meet and present to well-known large UK attractions. Alton Towers, Legoland Windsor, West Midlands Safari Park, the London Eye and Brighton Pier who are all existing members within this Association. The opportunity will also extend to the Balppa sub groups leisure attractions, which include Indoor Play Centres & Family Entertainment Centres, Zoos and bowling centres.

 With more than 30 years’ experience and strong relationships with key suppliers, the Regency Group can typically save BALPPA members 15% on their food and drink purchasing cost.

 The Group can also use its purchasing power to secure significant savings on cleaning & sundries, coffee, utilities and facilities.

 One customer who has benefitted from the Regency Group’s purchasing power said his leisure business saved £37,000 in just one category that Regency reviewed for them.

 Ben Hoskin, Regency’s National Sales Manager, said the West-based organisation was delighted to be formally appointed by BALPPA.

 He said: “We are excited at the prospect of working with suppliers to develop the hospitality offering at, not only at some of the biggest and best-known attractions in the country, but to all of BALPPA’s

leisure parks, piers, zoos, family entertainment centres (indoor play and soft play centres) and other visitor attractions.

 “We have worked with BALPPA and their members for seven years. This deal is formalising that work, and means we will now be more involved in the strategy and development of the food and beverage offer moving forward.

 “We have already engaged key brands such as Walls Ice Cream, Britvic and Mars, who have all committed to getting involved.”

 He added: “It works well with us also owning the Grand Pier in Weston-super-Mare, because we do what our members do every day, which makes it easier to share operational practice as well as our wider, renowned expertise in procurement.”

 BALPPA has more than 300 members, and the new deal with Regency will give the purchasing group the chance to work with some or all of these attractions.

 BALPPA Chief Executive Paul Kelly said: “BALPPA is delighted to confirm that our long standing relationship with Regency has developed into a commercial partnership.

 “We look forward to working with the Regency team over the next two years to help our members and our association to make the most of food purchasing opportunities.”


Vennersys is owned by Christie Group plc, which is listed on AIM. Christie Group plc offers a portfolio of professional business services covering surveying, valuation, agency, consultancy, finance, insurance, stock control and business software solutions in the retail leisure and care sectors.


Ticket Solutions  included

 Online ticketing and admissions

  • Event bookings and management
  • Touch screen PoS
  • Customer management
  • Membership management
  • Gift Aid at PoS
  • Comprehensive reporting
  • Retail and stock management


The new name in ice-cream, frozen food and chilled dairy.

Froneri is a young ice-cream, frozen food and chilled dairy company bringing together decades of business and manufacturing expertise from Nestlé and R&R. Froneri is the second largest manufacturer of ice cream in Europe and the third largest worldwide.



One to Watch Sponsor

One to Watch Award Sponsor

Lorica Insurance Brokers We are specialist Insurance Brokers to the Leisure and Visitor Attraction industry with extensive knowledge and experience of Family Entertainment Centres and Indoor Play. We provide market leading insurance policies and offer cost effective solutions for the day to day control and oversight of Health and Safety and Risk Management. We are strong supporters of BALPPA and offer a 10% discount for FEC members. Please contact Robert Kluth – or Victoria O’Callaghan – on 0333 400 9300 Visit us at or find us on Facebook, LinkedIn or Twitter @loricabrokers'm a paragraph. Click here to add your own text and edit me. I'm a great place for you to tell your story and let your visitors know a little more about you.

Early Years Healthy Futures Nursery Award - Morton Michel

2014 saw us reach our 50th anniversary, and we celebrated the many successes the company has achieved. We have seen many changes since 1964, but some things never change - such as Morton Michel’s integrity and reliability. Insurance is a dynamic and highly competitive sector, and we are proud to have gained a reputation as the UK's Leading Childcare Insurance Specialist, offering a wide range of insurance policies both to individuals and business clients. 

We are also delighted to win Specialist Broker of the Year 2016 at the Commercial Insurance Awards. This is significant recognition from the insurance industry about what can be achieved by insurance professionals who know their sector inside and out and strive to provide a rounded service offering more benefits to policyholders than just insurance.


Activity World is one of the longest established play area operators in the UK. Having opened the first site in Hatfield in 1991, the company did develop ten sites, most of which were franchises. Over the years some of the sites closed, and some changed ownership and name, so now the only site being operated as Activity World is located in Peterborough.


Celebrating our 80th anniversary in 2014, Fujifilm is known as the world’s largest photographic and imaging company. We are also innovating in medicine, highly functional materials, and many other high-tech areas.


AAK Foodservice produces over 300 different frying oils, speciality oils, condiments, sauces, dressings and ingredients for the commercial caterer. Our customers range from Michelin starred chefs to global fast food chains. We produce delicious and effective off-the-shelf products, as well as tailored solutions for individual applications.



At Vimto Out of Home, we offer a unique and refreshing range of dispense, frozen and packaged soft drinks products all from one soft drinks company. On top of this, we offer outstanding customer and trade support; with same day technical support and national distribution.


apetito Catering specialises in providing innovative and highly profitable food solutions to the Visitor Attractions and Leisure sectors for consumer and staff dining. We have an expertly prepared range delivered through a simple and effective system, for high volume catering outlets. We supply quality food that returns high margins and profitability, whilst maximising efficiencies for your catering operations.




Power up for an action-packed day with a topical panel Q&A session featuring some of the leading lights amongst your soft-play peers. Chaired by Indoor Play magazine editor Tommy Leighton, this session is a great opportunity to meet, learn and share with fellow operators over a bacon sarnie and a cup of tea,coffee or juice , followed by a breakfast pastry.

Morton Michel and Lorica Insurance are two of the UK’s leading insurance specialists in the Indoor Play and Leisure sector. They are thrilled to have joined forces to sponsor a ‘Power Breakfast’ on Monday 26th November 2018!


Prior to the opening of the BALPPA Leisure, FEC and Indoor Play Trade Exhibition at 9.30am, we invite visitors to join us for a ‘Power Breakfast’ with a topical panel Q&A session featuring some of the leading lights amongst your soft-play peers. Chaired by Indoor Play magazine editor Tommy Leighton, this session is a great opportunity to meet, learn and share with fellow operators over a bacon sarnie and a cup of tea.

There will also be the opportunity for one lucky winner to win a beautiful Fortnum and Mason ‘Grosvenor’ Hamper! So come and join us from 8.15am, it’s completely free to attend.


The BALPPA Leisure, FEC and Indoor Play Trade Exhibition will take place on Monday 26th November 2018 at the Drayton Manor Hotel.

Morton Michel and Lorica Insurance are both part of PIB Group, a new and dynamic insurance intermediary group aiming to create a leading position in the provision of specialist insurance solutions across the UK market.


Innovation Award Sponsor

BANDAI NAMCO Amusement Europe Ltd (BNAE) is a global manufacturer and supplier of amusement machines incorporating leading brands such as PAC-MAN, DC Comics, Halo: Fireteam Raven, Rabbids and Spongebob Squarepants. As well as manufacturing video games, redemption, sports and VR, BNAE also distributes for some of the biggest names in the industry such as Raw Thrills, Adrenaline Amusements, Andamiro, Apple Industries and A.i. Solve. In addition, the company supplies a wide range of plush and prizes utilising licences such as DC Comics, Shaun the Sheep and Harry Potter, plus a range of desirable electronics at leisure prices. The company also provides an arcade designs service and operates amusement machines working alongside some of the UK’s leading Bowling groups and Holiday Parks. BNAE’s Management Solutions division also provides a complete cashless solution for arcades and FECs utilising the market-leading EMBED system, as well as the world-class Deltronic redemption ticket eaters.