Following the announcement to its members at the all regions meeting at the Commercial Kitchen show, CEDA is calling for entries for four new awards to highlight achievement, effort and innovation in the technical areas of the catering equipment business.

The four awards: The Groundbreaker Award, Industry Technical Rising Star Award, Apprentice of the Year Award and Supplier Award will be presented at the dinner following the Catering Equipment Technical Conference at the Nottingham Belfry Hotel on 12 October 2016.

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The Groundbreaker Award will be presented to a member company to recognise and reward the successful introduction of an innovative project that delivers additional technical customer service benefits.

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The Industry Technical Rising Star Award will honour an individual’s outstanding achievement and contribution to the development of the technical service and support provided by a CEDA member company.

For the Apprentice of the Year Award, the recipient will be an individual who has demonstrated outstanding progress during their apprenticeship.

Finally, the Supplier Award will reward a supplier’s technical support to CEDA members.

CEDA’s lead on technical support, Peter Kay, commented: “Underlining the vital importance of our members’ and suppliers’ commitment to excellence in technical support and service, technical innovation and personal development relating to technical work is very important to CEDA.

“Our new technical awards will show all those involved in CEDA and the wider hospitality and foodservice sector that we, our members, and suppliers are committed to outstanding technical service and support.

“We are looking for examples across several categories for individuals and projects that shine when it comes to technical capability, and entry forms with nominations need to reach the CEDA office by Wednesday 27 July.”