Three annual awards were handed out at CESA’s Light Equipment & Tableware Forum dinner, which was held on 12 April at Whittlebury Hall Hotel in Northamptonshire.
The Distributor Cup is awarded for the company that has done the most to support and promote sales in the sector – this year it was won by Lockhart Catering Equipment whose regional sales director, Deano Kennett, was on hand to accept the award.
The Sales Professional of the Year went to Adrian Domagala of Global Foodservice Equipment, who contributed over £2m in sales last year, growing margin despite tough internet competition.
The CESA Donald Bird Award for 2016 was given to Peter Wakeling of Row & Sons, who accepted the award from Donald’s son, Mike Bird.
As the audience gave Wakeling a standing ovation, CESA council member and MD of Contacto, Stephen Goodliff, told them he is: “A popular, dedicated man whose passion epitomises Donald Bird’s enthusiasm for the industry.”