British Institute of Innkeeping

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British Institute of Innkeeping
TypeMembership organisation
Legal statusCharitable
HeadquartersFarnborough, Hampshire[2]
Region served
United Kingdom
10,000 (2018 estimate)
Chief Executive Offier
Mike Clist
AffiliationsBritish Institute of Innkeeping Awarding Body (BIIAB)

The British Institute of Innkeeping (BII) is the professional body for individuals working in the licensed retail industry in the UK.


The BII is a registered charity and membership organisation whose remit is to raise professional standards across the sector.[3] BII is the trading name of the British Institute of Innkeeping a private company limited by guarantee and registered in England as a charity. Company number 1601185. Charity number 283945.


The BII operates in Scotland, North, Yorkshire, North West & North Wales, East Midlands, East of England, West Midlands & South Wales, London, South East, South West.

The BII offers free 24 hour HR, legal, and licensing helplines, online knowledge bank of business tools and market knowledge.[4] The BII sends a weekly e newsletter, quarterly magazine, and fortnightly Marketplace e-shot to members.


  1. ^ "BII 25th Anniversary - BII History" (PDF). BII. 23 February 2006. Retrieved 12 August 2012.[permanent dead link]
  2. ^ "BII - Contact Us".
  3. ^ "BII - charitable status". Archived from the original on 26 July 2012. Retrieved 12 August 2012.
  4. ^ "Member Benefits". BII. Retrieved 2018-03-13.