Catering equipment dealers and distributors certainly have their fair share of groundbreaking representatives, and now once again the industry has recognised them through Catering Insight‘s Power List annual supplement.

Nominations poured in for the Industry Innovators category, which honours those setting new benchmarks in the pursuit of industry excellence.

Whether it’s through leading their companies, creating an idea that has fundamentally improved their firm’s operations or simply managing their dealerships in highly unique and novel ways, each nominee in this category is setting trends in this sector.

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Distributors from up and down the country are included in this year’s Industry Innovators list, with the 10 nominees representing a wide range of sectors and specialisms.

Some have embraced new technology to give them a cutting edge, while others have created new ways to purchase or lease catering equipment.

Those included in the list have created designs that wow operators and their customers, found new ways to increase efficiencies, taken major steps to restructure their own operations, or brought a completely new approach to the market.

Each person in this category has made waves in the industry in a significant way over the last 12 months.

Therefore, the full nominee list is:

Gerry Oakley, general manager, QCM Equipment
Lee Vines, managing director, PKL
David Summers, managing director, ABDA creative design and build
Chris Keith, managing director, Sigma Catering Equipment
Peter Farrell, sales director, C&C Catering Equipment
Jason Fish, managing director, HK Projects
Graham Sowerby, marketing director, Catering Appliance Superstore
Joe Hasan, managing director, Catersales
Jayson Ball, managing director, Salix
Darryl Pannell, commercial director, Advance Group

To read the full 2016 Catering Insight Power List, click here.