Commercial Catering Projects (CCP) has agreed a new strategic partnership with Duke Manufacturing.
This will enable CCP to become one of two approved agents in the UK for the American-based international manufacturer, which is synonymous with holding units found in many quick service restaurants (QSRs).
CCP will be working closely with Victor Manufacturing, which will provide logistical and other essential support, whilst acting as a UK subsidiary, crucial due to Brexit.
The supplier was formed less than a year ago by well-known industry executives, Simon Callus and Rob Gibson.
Callus said of the new partnership: “As manufacturer sales agents, we wanted to align ourselves with specialist manufacturers that could support the UK market and provide great solutions for the commercial kitchen. We very much see this as a strategic partnership and one that will complement the Retigo offer within the various market sectors.
Gibson added: “CCP is committed to sourcing equipment that covers the key touch points in a commercial kitchen, which this new partnership with Duke Manufacturing will enable us to offer. It is a perfect synergy and we are looking forward to working closely with the Duke and Victor teams at this exciting time.”
The strategic partnership represents the second such agreement for CCP, having initially agreed to become sole agents for the Czech-based international combination oven manufacturer, Retigo.
Since forming the business, Callus and Gibson have made inroads in promoting the Retigo brand across the UK despite the ongoing challenges and restraints of the pandemic. This relationship culminated in Retigo setting up its own UK subsidiary at the turn of the year. This success is said to have helped cement the new partnership with Duke Manufacturing.