Warwick-based Caterquip Ventilation is celebrating the 15th anniversary of its founding this year.
The firm will be holding a company party in September to mark the occasion.
Caterquip Ventilation believes the secret to its longevity is down to founder Ian Paish, who is said to have given clients a service and products based on their needs rather than profit margins – leading to repeat business. The firm has accounts with many major equipment suppliers.
Paish used to be a chef so has experience of how a kitchen works, taking into account footprint and work stations, what’s required for each type of cuisine and how to get the most out of the equipment being purchased.
He said: “Caterquip Ventilation is slowly growing; we are taking on a new trainee in September and hope this will be a regular occurrence, with progression for each member of the team.
“Over the years the industry has changed. You used to go to each supplier for different items, but we have managed to bring everything together under one roof, offering consultations, design, ventilation and equipment, making it easier for the customer. We would like to thank all our customers that have supported us during our growth.”
Caterquip Ventilation has been involved with several large projects this year, including L & J Leisure hotel group’s Lodge Inn and Restaurant in Hunstanton, Norfolk and the Oyster Creek Kitchen in Southend, Essex.
Furthermore, it was also part of the new Road King truck stop outfit in Holyhead, as well as other projects for the same chain.
All projects have involved Paish designing the kitchen and complete installation and sales of equipment and ventilation. Caterquip Ventilation was also the first company to install Blue Seal’s new Waldorf suite in the UK.