Dear TRADE members,

The events of the past months have affected us all in ways we could never have imagined, and have consequently led us to consider what TRADE should look like in a post-lockdown world. We are proud of the community of hospitality professionals we’ve helped create, and the good times had by all at our much-loved club on Frith Street.

We have re-configured the TRADE membership into something different, but more suited to the times we’re now facing. Read on to find out about the changes to your membership – we hope you’ll be pleased with the new arrangements.


After careful consideration, we have decided the best course of action for the club is to re-open as a wine-focussed bar called The Black Book, named after TRADE’s legendary Black Book. The bar will be open every evening from 5pm til late to TRADE members, plus other hospitality professionals and members of the public.

Guests will enjoy an incredible selection of wines from the Coravin Cellar and of course, the Black Book, with its regularly changing inventory of fine and rare wines and spirits, all personally selected by Gearoid & Xavier. Alongside this specialist wine and spirit offering, the kitchen will serve a new food menu, and the bar will continue to turn out innovative cocktails, in a space where you can meet friends and colleagues after work. Dancing on the tables will still be very much encouraged! The Black Book is set to open in September 2020 (or sooner if pavement licensing is granted) more information to come.


We are excited to announce that we have spent much of lockdown working on a TRADE app to launch in July, which will be a virtual version of the club: a hub for hospitality professionals to access an ecosystem of resources, perks and tools to equip them in a post-lockdown world. The TRADE app will be free to download to all hospitality professionals, but existing TRADE members will automatically be given Founder Membership of the app.


  • Daytime access for you and your guests to selected members’ clubs including 67 Pall Mall and Blacks Club in Soho.
  • Discounted F&B, free corkage and priority booking at The Black Book
  • Discounts on event hire and private dining menus at The Black Book
  • Access to TRADE Founder Member events at The Black Book
  • Fee-free job posts
  • Extra-special TRADE perks at restaurants and bars – exciting news to come

Do let us know any thoughts, comments or suggestions you have by emailing

We look forward to getting our community back up and running, and sharing good times with you all once again. We’ll get in touch when the TRADE app is ready to download.

Best wishes, Gearoid, Xavier & the TRADE team


POST-LOCKDOWN SUPPORT: Access to resources and support to help your business and staff, including licensing and employment lawyers, advice lines, links to hospitality-specific social distancing guidelines and more PERKS: TRADE perks including discounts and added extras at restaurants and bars; exclusive deals at hotels and gyms; industry wine and drinks offers; digital marketing support; discounted courses and consultancy and much more. Click here to see the latest perks list NEWS: All the latest industry news from trusted sources, collated in one place. Members can also create bespoke feeds and notifications FORUM: Share ideas, voice opinions, join a conversation and connect with other members EVENTS: Invitations to TRADE-hosted events, seminars and webinars, plus an extensive calendar of external events and tastings JOBS: Advertise job vacancies in your business, search the jobs database or upload your CV so potential employers can find you WELLBEING: Access to help and advice on mental health, addiction, discrimination, bullying in the workplace and other related issues MARKETPLACE: A forum to buy and sell surplus equipment/furniture, advertise flatshares