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CDG reacts to Grand Prix Award nomination

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CDG MD Phil Howard hailed his team’s creativity in the Grand Prix Award-nominated University of Sunderland project.

Catering Design Group (CDG) has welcomed its nod in this year’s CEDA Grand Prix Awards 2019 shortlist.

The Daventry-based kitchen design house was nominated in the ‘Design Project over £300k’ category for its recent work at the University of Sunderland.

The extensive design and refurbishment project involved the re-design of five individual catering spaces across two campuses based three miles apart, taking CDG 2,240 man-hours to complete.

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Phil Howard, MD of CDG, said: “It was a huge and exciting challenge for our team. Each of the individual spaces had to work in its own right, while reflecting the University of Sunderland’s ethos and styling.

“We understood the commercial objectives from the outset and used our creativity and experience to add practical and aesthetic design elements to transform the spaces, resulting in a 20% increase in footfall and revenue since completion. It is an absolute honour that our work has been recognised in this way and shortlisted for this prestigious award.”

Run by the catering equipment industry trade body, CEDA, the awards programme recognises excellence within the UK catering equipment sector, shining a light on great design, customer service and project management.

The full shortlist comprises:

Design Project Under 100k

CNG Foodservice Equipment – Lucio’s
TAG Catering Equipment – Wild Food Café

Design Project 100k to 300k

CHR Food Service – Mana Restaurant
CNG Foodservice Equipment – The Trading Rooms, Piece Hall
Vision Commercial Kitchens – Bristol Cathedral School

Design Project over 300k

C&C Catering Equipment – Gravetye Manor
Catering Design Group – The University of Sunderland
TAG Catering Equipment – The Dorchester
Vision Commercial Kitchens – Soho House, Greek Street Hotel

Outstanding Customer Service

Gratte Brothers Catering Equipment – Simmons Bakers Cafés
Tailor Made Catering Equipment Services – Loungers
Vision Commercial Kitchens – Hickory’s
Whitco Catering & Bakery Equipment – Oxfordshire County Council

Project Management Excellence

C&C Catering Equipment – L’oscar
GS Catering Equipment – The Honourable Society of Lincoln’s Inn
TAG Catering Equipment – Beck at Brown’s
Vision Commercial Kitchens – Silversands

All of the finalists now go forward to the Grand Prix Awards on 5 April at Heythrop Park in Oxfordshire when the winners will be announced.

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