The Catering Insight Business Development Award recognises manufacturers that have excelled in developing distributor sales and grown their company.
And this certainly was the case with the 2018 winner, Precision Refrigeration, which scooped the award for the second year running.
Precision Refrigeration’s business is up 30% in the past year, with exports accounting for 40% of production. As a consequence, the manufacturer has embarked on a major business development programme which will see production capacity double in the next 2 years.
It’s also in the process of recruiting more factory operatives, engineers and support staff.
One of Precision’s key successes has been the development of radical products that have captured the market’s imagination such as Retro Refrigeration. Its R&D department is working on new models to extend the range.
Precision’s operations director Andy Fysh came to the stage to collect the award and said: “This award makes it a treble for us, and three years in a row, so thank you to all the dealers because without them there’s no us.
“It’s been a brilliant year; it was our 10 year anniversary and we are really pleased with ourselves.”