Catering equipment pair ink sales arrangement

Temporary kitchen specialist PKL has struck a commercial partnership with the tableware division of Arena Group that will see each company sell one another’s products.

The alliance is designed to give clients of both companies access to an expanded portfolio of temporary kitchens, catering equipment and event catering infrastructure.

The tableware arm of Arena operates as Well Dressed Tables and supplies crockery, cutlery, glassware, furniture and linen to some of the world’s most exclusive events. PKL Group, meanwhile, provides outsourced catering infrastructure and hire kitchens to a similar market.

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Lee Vines, director of Cheltenham-based PKL, said: “The event sector is an important business channel for PKL Group and both PKL and Well Dressed Tables have many years’ experience in this sector.

“We are pleased to be working in partnership with WDT to offer customers a one stop solution for a wide range of event catering services, as well as being able to draw on each other’s experience of supplying event catering infrastructure for many years.”

A spokesperson for PKL confirmed this morning that the arrangement is purely a commercial partnership and does not involve any change in ownership or shareholding.

Chris Piggott, managing director of London-based Well Dressed Tables, said: “Both companies have decades of experience and the new arrangement gives clients access to comprehensive range of products, faster service and one point of contact whatever their needs.

“As part of Arena Group we can now provide every element from temporary structures, modular kitchens and catering equipment, to the finishing touches on the table with high quality crockery, cutlery, and glassware.”

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