The First Choice Group has become the fifth returning sponsor for 2016 Catering Insight Awards.

The gala night, which this year will be hosted at the Underglobe, home to the Shakespeare exhibition, in Central London on 30 November, will see 14 accolades presented to honour excellence across the whole supplier and distributor market.

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First Choice is once more backing the Service & Maintenance Provider of the Year Award, which will recognise a dealer or specialist service company that is blazing a trail when it comes to repairing, maintaining and servicing kitchens.

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“It is great to be part of the only event that rewards the hard work from service companies that play such a critical part within the catering industry,” said First Choice’s director, John Whitehouse.

“We believe in supporting the people that support us and our involvement in the awards is a thank you to our customers.”

He also praised the 2015 awards, saying: “Last year’s vibrant award ceremony was well attended and the fact that we have confirmed our ongoing support demonstrates our confidence in the event.”

The rest of the categories which will be presented at this year’s glittering ceremony are:

Service & Support
Light Equipment
Heavy Equipment
Business Development

Distributor of the Year – South of England
Distributor of the Year – North of England, sponsored by Blue Seal
Distributor of the Year – Rest of the UK, sponsored by DC Products
Distributor of the Year – Project Management
Emerging Distributor of the Year, sponsored by Jestic Foodservice Equipment
Online Distributor of the Year
Service & Maintenance Provider of the Year

Headline honours
Distributor of the Year – Nationwide, sponsored by Rational
Lifetime Achievement Award

Nomination and voting details will be released later in the year, with distributors choosing the supplier winners and suppliers voting for the dealer victors.

To discuss the unique opportunities this event offers, contact:

Mark Harris
0203 176 4226


Anne-Marie Judge
0203 176 5632