Catering Insight Awards 2017 winner: Distributor of the Year, Rest of the UK

L-r: Bob Wood, director, DC Warewashing & Icemaking Systems; Leon Hoyles, business development manager, Shine; Matt Summers, project manager, Shine; and Clare Nicholls, editor, Catering Insight.

Sponsored by DC Products, the Catering Insight Distributor of the Year, Rest of the UK category was open to distributors based in Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland.

The voting suppliers decided that for an incredible year in a row, Welsh dealer, Shine Catering Systems, would be the victor.

This year the company has increased its logistical and resource capacity management in order to tackle an influx of work.

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The Newport distributor introduced a full Enterprise Resource Planning tool to enable greater efficiencies in back office processes, as well as a unified quality, environmental and safety management system in preparation for ISO45001.

Recent investments in its fabrication factory reorganisation, include a new control system for the laser cutter, new press brake and new sheet handling cassette system costing £250,000, while additional skilled staff have met customers’ high expectations.

Shine’s business development manager, Leon Hoyles, and project manager Matt Summers collected the trophy, with Summers saying: “It’s a great feeling. The third year in a row we’ve won it and it’s an honour to have been voted by the people that matter. It’s a privilege; we continue to work hard and that’s why we’ve won it.”




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