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.
With 28% of the vote, suppliers decided that for the second year in succession, Shine Catering Systems fit the bill.
The distributor is on its way to doubling its turnover from 2 years ago, through supply and installation of major projects throughout the UK. The increased revenue resulted in adding seven personnel, including project managers, Revit operators and document controllers.
Shine is currently investing in a new Trumpf fibre laser to increase in-house fabrication capacities, following the addition of a new press brake, plus its vehicle fleet has been changed to meet the new Euro6 standard, so that they can be driven in ultra-low emission zones.
Business development manager and designer Tony Hart picked up the award and remarked:“To win 2 years in a row is an indication of our hard work and professionalism. And it’s a recognition that we are on the way to being one of the leading companies in the country now.
“It’s been a tough year but I think we are moving in the right direction and making the right sort of investments.”