Light equipment innovation was rewarded in this year’s Catering Insight Awards, with the Supplier of the Year – Light Equipment honour.
With a 35% of the vote, Metcalfe Catering Equipment proved to be the winner.
In the last 12 months, Metcalfe has introduced a new range of mixers to the UK market to further drive this category towards energy efficient products, as well as continuing investment in new product development during the Covid period, to ensure new product releases for 2022.
The Blaenau Ffestiniog-based company has also invested in large stockholding of components, finished products and spare parts, as well as offering dealers ongoing education on its entire portfolio via both online and in person training, and increasing support for dealer buying groups.
MD Neil Richards collected the award at last night’s ceremony and commented: “This is great. It’s been a difficult 12 months but we have made a massive effort in that time to put a lot of our capital and a lot of our investment into stock which has helped us immensely at the moment because we’ve got stock.
“We’ve done a lot of R&D work too and we’ve got a lot of new product coming out in the next few months. Despite Covid, we’ve managed to really focus and work hard on bringing new products to market and hopefully customers will see that soon.”