Following CEDA’s all-regions meeting and voting at the Hospitality Show, four appointments have been made to the northern and southern regions’ leadership teams.
Mark Kendall (Inox Equip) was appointed as southern region chairman, with Cathy Wilcox (Wilcox Burchmore) as the southern region vice chair, while Chris Keith (Sigma Catering Equipment) is now the northern region chairman and Kirstin Hatherley (Hatherley Commercial Services – HCS) the corresponding vice chair.
CEDA believes that all four bring a huge amount of experience to the regional groups from senior roles they hold at their respective foodservice equipment and service businesses.
“The appointment of Mark, Chris, Cathy and Kirstin is great news for CEDA as we continue to increase the scope and impact of our two regional groups. I’m delighted to welcome them and know they will help to drive CEDA’s goals of increasing our member base in both regions and supporting members to develop their foodservice equipment businesses,” said Adam Mason, CEDA director general.
Hatherley commented: “Hatherley Commercial Services has been a Service Member of CEDA for seven years, and I feel that it is important to be part of a respected association. My aim is to help grow the membership and recognition of CEDA.”
Kendall detailed: “Since the company joined CEDA in 2010 we have seen the benefits of the organisation grow form strength to strength. Meeting like-minded peers and colleagues at regional meetings and events to share knowledge and experience is a great additional benefit to being a member. It is my key goal to encourage greater attendance at the regional meetings through closer engagement with our members and partners.”
Wilcox observed: “CEDA is the most prestigious organisation for kitchen design and refurbishment companies. I will be working alongside my peers to raise the profile of the organisation, to show the benefits for customers in choosing a company that has proved itself good enough to be part of CEDA.”
While Keith added: “Becoming members of CEDA was one of our key objectives when forming the company. I would like to encourage as many members as possible to not only attend regional meetings, but to feel able to express openly their valued opinions that will benefit CEDA and the foodservice equipment sector in the UK.”