Following a successful Conference Business Day last week, the Catering Equipment Distributors Association (CEDA) has released the results of its 2016 industry awards.
CHR Equipment's recently retired managing director Ron Neville (pictured) was awarded the CEDA 2016 Industry Personality Award, presented by recent CEDA chairman Jack Sharkey.
CEDA director general Adam Mason said: "Ron has without doubt left his mark on CEDA and a strong legacy in CHR as his son Paul Neville now takes over. On the night, the impact Ron has made on so many people was palpable in the room, with huge applause, smiles and a few tears."
The Rising Star Award went to Callum Kennedy from GastroNorth who was up against other young talent from CNG, ScoMac and Gratte Brothers.
The CEDA 2016 Grand Prix Awards 2016
Small Projects - CHR Food Service Equipment for an energy-saving kitchen at The Dawnay Arms
Medium Project and Overall Winner of the CEDA 2016 Grand Prix Awards - C & C Catering Equipment recognising its outstanding kitchen for Ynyshir Hall country house hotel
Large Project - CNG Foodservice Equipment for an innovative and creative approach to a range of foodservice areas in Fenwick's new food hall
Outstanding Customer Service - ScoMac Catering Equipment for working with Sainsbury's to refurbish its cafe facilities' self-clearing trolleys in a huge and intensive three-week project
The CEDA Supplier Awards 2016
Heavy Equipment - Rational UK
Light Equipment, Accessories and Spares - Mechline Developments
Outstanding Customer Service - Mechline Developments
The category winners from 2016 were also rewarded by winning a place on a CEDA delegation that will attend the 40th Host exhibition in Milan in 2017.
Meanwhile four big names took top billing at the 2016 Cedabond Awards with the Most Improved Cedabond Member award presented to catering installation specialist Wilcox Burchmore.
The Most Improved Supplier (Light Equipment) was First Choice Group, acknowledged for taking customer service to a new level, reflected in its large turnover increase.
Metcalfe Catering Equipment scooped the award for Most Improved Supplier (Heavy Equipment). Despite its factory floor spending nearly two months under water due to torrential rain at the beginning of the year, Metcalfe continued to deliver products on time and grow its revenue.
The Bob McNab Charity Shield was presented to Kris Brearley, sales director at RH Hall, who as a cancer survivor is undertaking the 25k Thames Path Challenge in September and has already been pledged £4k for Cancer Research UK.
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