Daventry-based restaurant interior and commercial kitchen design company, Catering Design Group (CDG), has been shortlisted in the High Growth Business of the Year category of the SME Northamptonshire Business Awards Final 2019.
The awards recognise and showcase industrious, hardworking and enterprising SMEs working across the county of Northamptonshire.
Beginning as a home-based enterprise in 1990, Catering Design Group is now a major restaurant interior and commercial kitchen design company. The firm offers a full design service to clients throughout the hospitality, retail, leisure and education sectors.
Growth has been steady and strategic. 2018 was the best performing year since a pre-recession peak in 2008; Catering Design Group gained 82 contracts last year including a £1.1m design project with Elior UK at the University of Sunderland. This year has also started strongly with the best first quarter in the company’s history to date.
Phil Howard, founder and MD of CDG said: “This shortlisting is undoubtedly down to our strong team whose creativity and passion for commercial design continues to drive our business performance and reputation. All credit to them for their ability to build long and lasting relationships with our clients, reflected in the fact that 67% of our business gains last year were repeat business or referrals.
“It is great to get this recognition from the wider business community in our local area.”
CDG will now go forward to the finals which will take place at the historic Royal and Derngate Theatre, Northampton on Thursday 26 September 2019.