Caterbar, a consortium of independent catering equipment and janitorial distributors, last Thursday celebrated the UK’s most exceptional light catering equipment suppliers.
Churchill China took the top honour, being announced overall winner as the Caterbar Awards returned for a second year to the Assembly Rooms in Newcastle.
Artis, SCA and Beaumont also received substantial recognition of their services, scooping the top awards in the categories of innovation, hygiene and tabletop and bar respectively. Ninety key figures in the light equipment industry attended from across the country.
The winning companies were selected by experienced distributor members, who were allocated a maximum of two votes each, giving scores on criteria including service, range and innovation.
Henry Stephenson, Caterbar chairman and Stephensons’ MD commented: “It was fantastic to host the Caterbar Awards for a second year after the success of our inaugural event in 2014.
“It means a lot for businesses to be celebrated by their peers and it was brilliant to see them so proud of their award wins.
“Churchill has really made an impact on the industry this year, demonstrating strong market innovation and high levels of service.
“We look forward to watching these suppliers continue to innovate and drive high industry standards over the coming year.”
Commenting on the company’s award win, Adrian Botterell, UK sales director of Churchill China, said: “As a leading supplier of tabletop solutions to the hospitality industry, Churchill is proud to work in partnership with Caterbar. As a progressive business we feel our values fit with that of Caterbar, offering product innovation, service excellence and industry knowledge that fit the requirements and needs of those within the industry.
“We are extremely proud to have been named the overall winners of the Caterbar Awards, highlighting our commitment and expertise in our field. We look forward to a long and prosperous partnership with Caterbar in 2015 and beyond.”