The re-tooled Catering Insight Award for Distributor of the Year, South of the UK category, sponsored by Hobart, for the first time rewarded an outstanding dealer in either the south of England or across Wales.
One of the closest-fought categories this year ended with Court Catering Equipment winning 23% of the vote.
The London-based distributor has had a reshuffle at the top, following last year’s buyout by Unitech Group.
Now led by the long-serving Andy Fitzwater, Court continues to thrive, including its completion of a major £1m project The Langley Hotel in Iver, Buckinghamshire. The firm’s design and installation team had to contend with immense technical challenges involving restricted space in this basement kitchen.
Court project manager Vic O’Connor collected the trophy, saying: “We are surprised but very pleased to win.
“It’s good for everyone in the company to be recognised by our suppliers. It’s been a year of change for us but a formative year too.”