Smart Group has announced ticket sales have launched for its famous annual Hospitality Rocks event. The event, which takes place at Battersea Evolution on Friday 11 January 2019, gives the hospitality, catering and events industry the chance to let their hair down and unwind after the busy festive period, while raising money for an industry charity.

The 2019 event will raise money for The Springboard Charity, which helps young people achieve their potential and nurtures unemployed people of any age into work. It helps alleviate poverty by supporting disadvantaged and under privileged people into sustainable employment within hospitality leisure and tourism. 2018’s event hosted over 1,400 party-goers and raised almost £15,000 for its charity partners, with organisers hoping to surpass that sum in 2019.

Guests at Hospitality Rocks 2019 will be taken on a journey ‘Around the World in 80 Days’, as Battersea Evolution is transformed with stunning pan-global theming. On their travels, guests will experience an eclectic mix of the best food, drink and entertainment the world has to offer, as well as adrenaline-pumping dodgems, a vodka luge, karaoke phenomenon Rockaoke and more.

To attend, guests must work within the hospitality, catering and events industry, whether that’s chefs, front of house staff, bar staff, event and production staff, venue staff, catering staffing agencies, catering and event media, or industry suppliers.


Hospitality Rocks will once again be sponsored by Syft, a temporary staffing solution for the hospitality and events industry.

Each year Smart Christmas Parties hosts around 160,000 party-goers during the festive period. They are experts in ensuring their festive parties are the best in the business and work with highly skilled caterers, Smart Hospitality, who are experienced in delivering mouth-watering catering for large-scale events, never compromising on quality.

Tickets for Hospitality Rocks cost just £70 per person. To book tickets, or for more information, give Smart Christmas Parties a call on 0207 836 1033, email or visit

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