Supporting independent hospitality since 1995

Passionate about the hospitality sector and committed to saving you money

LSG Purchasing is the UK’s leading membership organisation for independent businesses in the hospitality sector.

During his 10 years setting up London health clubs and working at the likes of Cliveden House, Simon Durkin nurtured incredible relationships with the very best suppliers in hospitality. He realised that those relationships could benefit small, independent businesses if he brought them together. In 1995, he launched LSG Purchasing to do just that, giving independent sites the same buying power as the big guys.

We’ve been committed to offering savings and ongoing business support ever since.

We are

Just like you

As an independent business, we know you want the freedom to choose who you work with.

We feel the same so whilst we work with the very best suppliers, we aren’t tied to anyone.

about hospitality

We really love this industry and the incredible people who work in it.

We’ll make sure you get the benefit of our experience and help you solve your business problems so that you continue to thrive.

to saving you money

Through us, you’ll benefit from big buying power.

We’re constantly looking at ways we reduce your business costs, be that with our long-standing supplier relationships, or by building new ones.

to excellent service

Not only do we strive to look after you, we hold our suppliers accountable too.

We’ve carefully chosen our supplier partners, but should there be a problem, we’ll be on hand to escalate and make sure it’s resolved.

Hear from our members

  • "I have worked with LSG for many years now and they’re always looking at how new suppliers can help me with my business."

    Nicola Marriner, The Pirate Inn

  • "After speaking with LSG on many occasions, I know that they are as fiercely independent as me. They’re always on my side as a smaller player in the hospitality sector."

    Jason Reid, The Scene, Lincoln

  • "It’s so reassuring to be able to rely on LSG, not only for the great deals, but also for the way they understand my business."

    Lil Le Grice, The Golden Star

  • "Don’t think about it, just join! LSG are always helpful and really friendly. I always look forward to their calls and nothing is too much trouble for them."

    Roger Bell, The Old Eden

Our journey

1984 - 1985

Our MD, Simon Durkin (a Gloucester native and avid rugby player) studies a Masters in Sports Administration at the Washington State University

1986 - 1990

Simon spends 5 years setting up luxury health clubs all over the London

1990 - 1994

Luxury hotel Cliveden House in Berkshire tasks Simon with installing a gym in what had been the stables before managing all leisure and spa activities. (Cue a game of tennis or two with A list celebrities…)

1994 - 1995

A development project to expand the Runneymede Hotel’s spa facilities is put on hold, offering Simon some free time to chat to close friend John Gellett, who worked at Courage Brewery. John introduced Simon to Courage’s ‘Impact Guide’ – a buying guide designed to help licensees run their businesses. And idea formed…


Leisure Supply Buying Group was born, offering ‘Courage Impact Guide’ style support to health clubs.


With a membership of 100 health clubs, Greene King got wind of what Simon and John were up to and partnered with them to form the Greene King Pub Partners Buying Group.

1997 - 2013

14 other regional brewers joined the membership, followed by the big boys – Unique and Enterprise. Membership grew to 13,000.


With membership having expanded well beyond health clubs and pubs, we became LSG Purchasing.

2020 - 2023

The Covid-19 pandemic decimated the hospitality sector! But we’ve been fighting back, working even harder to support the industry in saving time, reducing costs and maximising profit.

2024 and beyond

Watch this space. We’ve got some big ideas which will help us support even more independent businesses like yours.

Simon Durkin
our MD

I am incredibly proud of building LSG Purchasing from nothing, weathering the amazing highs and (only a few) lows over the past 28 years.

I have to thank the extraordinary team that have helped me on the journey.

We’re all very excited about some big changes we are implementing, knowing the benefits they will bring to more and more small hospitality businesses.

Some of the team

Mike, Commercial Techie,
Operations Director

Fav Drink: Guinness

Fav Pub: The Engineer, Harpenden

Fav Inn: Wild Rabbit, Kingham. A truly charming Cotswolds treasure, known for its local produce and how its décor is sympathetic to the original buildings.

George, The Networker,
Commercial Director

Fav Drink: Young's Special

Fav Pub: The Crown & Sceptre, Shepherds Bush

Fav Restaurant: Sarakh, Harpenden. Amazing Indian street food and a wicked G&T menu

Becki, Creative Wizz,
Commercial Administrator

Fav Drink: Vodka & Soda

Fav Pub: Peacock, Bracknell

Fav Venue: South Hill Park, Berkshire. A Grade II listed country home turned community Arts Centre

Alison, Merry Motivator,
Multi-Site Account Manager

Fav Drink: Prosecco

Fav Pub: Crown Inn, Penn

Fav café: The Cape, Beaconsfield. A quirky busy café with Cape Town twist

Hayley, Chatty Communicator,
Account Manager

Fav Drink: N.Z. Sauvignon Blanc

Fav Pub: Spy Glass, Weymouth

Fav Restaurant: Bombay Palace, High Wycombe. Utterly delicious Indian food and a warm welcome every time

Karen, Sparkling Socialite
Account Manager

Fav Drink: Cava

Fav Pub: Royal Oak, Higham Park

Fav Restaurant: Oslo Court, St Johns Wood

Fave café: Peterlee Manor Farm, Great Missenden. A family run farm which prioritises local produce

Isabel, Marketing Maestro
Marketing Executive

Fav drink: Villa Mara Sauvignon Blanc

Fav pub: The Tobie Norris, Stamford

Fav hotel: Cliveden

Fave café: The Olde Tea House, Beaconsfield. Quaint little café with PROPER home-made cakes