Manufacturer Lincat has recognised Lloyd Catering as Best Overall Select Partner and Allsop & Pitts as Most Improved Select Partner during its first ever Select Partner Awards.
A third award, Select Partner Manager of the Year, was given to Lincat’s own Keith Shelly, business development manager, Eastern Region. The awards were presented at a celebration dinner, which followed Lincat’s Select Partner Golf Day, held at the St.Pierre Hotel & Country Cub, Chepstow, in September.
Lincat’s new MD Chris Jones presented the awards and explained: “We established our Select Partner Programme just over a year ago to bring together dealers who have the ability and infrastructure to provide a full turn-key solution for the design and build of commercial kitchens.
“Our aim was to work closely with our new partners to persuade those who were investing in entire suites of equipment, from kitchen refurbishments to complete new build schemes, to choose Opus 800.”
He added: “I am delighted to report that thanks to our Select Partners’ knowledge, experience and commitment, we have made excellent progress. So many thanks once again to all and congratulations especially to our award winners, Lloyd Catering and Allsop & Pitts.”
Jason Cunliffe, sales director of Lloyd Catering, said of the Lincat Select Partner Programme: “It’s been brilliant – a true partnership. The Lincat team do everything they can to help us meet our customers’ expectations. We work as colleagues, rather than supplier and customer, to meet common goals and it’s working incredibly well.
“It helps of course that Opus 800 and especially the Opus 800 fryers are performing well. We’ve put the new equipment into lots of schemes with no problems at all. It was great to have our efforts recognised by Lincat at the Select Partner event.”