Nomination guide: Catering Insight Awards 2017 supplier categories

8 Northumberland Avenue will be the venue for the Catering Insight Awards 2017.

The Catering Insight Awards nominations are now open, so to guide you as to what criteria you should take into account when putting suppliers forward, below is a handy summary of what to look out for.

All nominations will be confidential and companies are welcome to self-nominate. Fill in our online nomination form HERE or download the supplier category nomination form HERE. The nomination deadline is Monday 2 October.

The winners will be announced at the gala ceremony on Thursday 23 November at 8 Northumberland Avenue, Central London.

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Sustainability

The green agenda is amongst the top priorities of many a commercial kitchen project, and this award will highlight those catering equipment manufacturers and suppliers which are championing environmental product development and energy efficient products.

Service & Support

Once kit is sold, it is not the end of the manufacturer or supplier’s responsibilities to the distributor or end-user. This category will honour those companies which are investing seriously in after-sales and warranty support, and have delivered a superior service.

Light Equipment

From tableware to tupperware, food prep to thermometers, foodservice operations could not function without light equipment. This honour will reward a manufacturer who has created an innovative piece or range of light equipment which provides a step change for the industry.

Heavy Equipment, sponsored by Commercial Kitchen

Heavy equipment is at the heart of commercial kitchens, be it in the form of cooking equipment, refrigerators, warewashers or more. The winner will be whichever company is judged to have produced the most innovative heavy duty appliance for sale through the distributor channel over the past year.

Business Development

The business development award will recognise manufacturers or suppliers which have significantly developed their marketing or sales channels, establishing and progressing strong relationships with dealers, as well as providing added support or market development initiatives.

Training & Education, sponsored by CESA

The supplier training and education award will be aimed at those manufacturers who have invested extensively in education programmes for the benefit of the industry over the past 12 months. This could be for their own staff, dealers or the wider sector.

Headline honour

Lifetime Achievement Award

One outstanding individual will be presented with the lifetime achievement accolade – someone who has devoted their entire career to the catering equipment industry and excelled in their role.

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