Dealer honours kitchen designer for 20 years’ service

Catering Design Group (CDG) has paid tribute to the work of one of its employees who has been with the company for 20 years.

Award-winning principal design consultant, Mike Sinclair, who joined the business in 1993 and has worked exclusively in the catering and hospitality industry for 28 years, has just completed two decades with the distributor.

Sinclair was this week presented with an award from CDG, with managing director, Philip Howard, calling his passion and expertise in hospitality design is “second to none”.

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“Mike is at the very heart of our business, playing a fundamental role in our continued success. He’s a great man to have around – funny, witty and hugely respected by both his colleagues and clients,” said Howard.

Sinclair’s career in the industry started in 1986 with Redfearn National, where he designed glass and packaging materials for the food and beverage market.

In 1987 he joined contract caterers, Sutcliffe Catering as a designer, before moving into commercial kitchen design with Prima Group International. In 1991 he joined Tricon Foodservice Consultants as a design consultant, before joining CDG in 1993.

In his time with CDG, Sinclair has worked on such memorable projects as The Crypt Café for St Martin-in-the-Fields, the landmark church in the heart of Trafalgar Square. The project saw Mike consult on the transformation of its crypt into a café.

Award winning projects have included the catering facilities at the University of Glasgow, which won CDG the CEDA Grand Prix Award in 2009. In 2012, Sinclair received a personal award from CEDA for his exemplary management of the design of the catering and hospitality areas at Silverstone’s prestigious Pit, Paddock and Conference Complex which spanned approximately 10,000 square metres.

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