TRADE Hospitality started life in January 2019 as TRADE Soho, a members’ club for people that work in the hospitality industry, located on Frith Street in Soho. Founded by Master Sommeliers and hospitality veterans Xavier Rousset and Gearoid Devaney, the club quickly became the industry’s go-to venue for lunches, meetings, events, tastings, post-shift party sessions and everything in between.

Fast-forward to March 2020 and the impact of the COVID pandemic meant the club was no longer viable in its current form. Xavier & Gearoid decided the time was right to take the TRADE community online. They spent much of the first national lockdown creating a virtual version of the club, which is how TRADE Hospitality was born.

TRADE Hospitality provides an ecosystem of resources for anyone working in hospitality, with the aim of enhancing their work and social lives, and helping them to connect with other hospitality professionals. TRADE has a steadily growing user base of more than 4,500 members, many of whom have VIP membership, paying a small monthly charge for access to various private members’ clubs around London and other exclusive perks.

TRADE Hospitality is constantly evolving; the team are currently working on exciting plans for 2023, which will be announced in the near future. Watch this space!