The Catering Insight Supplier of the Year Training & Education accolade, sponsored by CESA, recognised the manufacturer who has invested extensively in education programmes for the benefit of the industry over the past 12 months.
And distributors decided for the second consecutive year it should be Rational.
In 2018, Rational has developed a new training initiative for its dealer business partners’ Deal scheme. This involves one and two day courses and sets a new standard in ensuring that its business partners have a comprehensive knowledge of its appliances and support, and the tools to ensure they can deliver the best possible advice and support to end users.
The training also covers Rational’s new UK Training and Resources App which includes a searchable database so that operators can find their nearest dealer or service provider.
Rational UK’s key account director Graham Copeland picked up the award and commented on the win: “It means a lot; we have invested an awful lot of money into our training facilities in our Luton headquarters.
“The whole ethos of Rational UK is the benefit to the end user, and this award really does highlight that we are doing that right for dealers.”