Catering Insight Awards 2018 winner: Supplier of the Year, Light Equipment

Metcalfe MD Neil Richards picked up the trophy from Professional Kitchen Show portfolio director Ross Carter and Promedia Publishing editorial director Andrew Seymour.

Light equipment innovation was rewarded in this year’s Catering Insight Awards, with the Supplier of the Year: Light Equipment honour, sponsored by the Professional Kitchen Show.

Following a close vote, distributors decided that this year’s winner should be Metcalfe Catering Equipment.

Despite the challenging trading conditions and the approach of Brexit, Metcalfe has achieved year-on-year growth.

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Much of this is down to the company’s commitment to partnering with respected and trusted overseas manufacturers. The agreement that it made with Swedish food preparation equipment manufacturer Hallde, earlier in the year, is an excellent example of this approach.

The deal was 3 years in the making and shows that the company is continually working hard to source the best partners to add to its portfolio.

Metcalfe MD Neil Richards collected the award at last night’s ceremony and commented: “We are a really small business, and it is really nice for us to get recognised by our customers – that is the key in this industry.

“We’ve had a good year, though the market has been really tough, and that makes us really thankful to have the support of the dealer network because they are our route to market and that is really important for us.”

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