The first headline honour of the night, the Catering Insight Distributor of the Year, Nationwide Award, sponsored by Rational, praised those distributors that have completed complex and prestigious kitchen projects to the highest standard, up and down the country.
The voting for this award was neck and neck all the way and the lead changed hands several times, but the eventual victor was Vision Commercial Kitchens.
The dealer definitely had a big 2017, as it has gone overseas this year for the first time, working on a Silver Sands resort in the West Indies, plus undertaking design and specification work for clients in Norway and Doha.
At home, Vision worked on its biggest project to date, outfitting nine restaurants at The Ned Hotel in London. Implementing a whole new sales team in the light equipment category, the firm also invested in its service department. Furthermore it launched a new user-friendly website featuring sector sub-sites to specifically cater to different clients.
Vision MD, Jack Sharkey collected the trophy, commenting: