Meet your Power List: Andy Fitzwater

Andy Fitzwater is one part of a three-pronged Court Catering management team that includes managing director Nick Howe and contracts director Andy Gelber.

Together, this trio is responsible for creating a company at the cutting edge of the UK catering equipment scene, and which has been responsible for delivering some of the most prestigious projects in the market.

Andy’s project management skills have been invaluable to this success as he has steered a large number of complicated and demanding projects to fruition.

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Working alongside Court’s innovative design department, Andy embodies an approach to project management that is built on the quality of the finished scheme and attention to detail during delivery.

As far as the management team is concerned, success is vindicated by the level of repeat business it gains from clients delighted with its work, and on that front Court rarely comes up short.

A spike in work from the UIFSM programme last year kept Court extremely busy and delivered a healthy chunk of revenue to its top line, but it is the distributor’s project work in other market sectors that typifies the breadth of the company’s expertise.

Hotels, stadiums, casinos and top restaurants have all been on Court’s roster over the last year or so as the volume of work coming its way has exceeded expectations.

Turnkey projects for two major London universities this year will pose no problems for a company that is accustomed to delivering high-profile schemes in the higher education sector, while at the other end of the scale the recent fit-out of a boutique hotel kitchen that majors on sous vide cooking demonstrates Court’s versatility.

One thing’s for certain: life is unlikely to slow down for Andy and the team either, with Nick Howe recently revealing in Catering Insight that Court’s project pipeline is shaping up nicely and in some cases it is now looking at work six to nine months in advance.

The Project Pioneers category of the 2015 Catering Insight Power List is sponsored by Manitowoc. To visit the company’s website click here.

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Company: Court Catering Equipment
Address: Units 1 & 2, Acton Vale Industrial Park,
Cowley Road, London, W3 7XA
Tel: 020 8576 6500
Web: www.courtcatering.co.uk

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