Mick Shaddock, former CESA chair and recently retired MD of Victor Manufacturing, was named the winner of the Outstanding Contribution to the Catering Equipment Industry Award for 2016.
The announcement was made on 18 November during the gala dinner in the Mariott Forest of Arden Hotel at this year’s CESA Conference, in association with Cedabond, ENSE and the FCSI UK & Ireland.
Glenn Roberts, the new chair of CESA, presented Shaddock with his award. “It’s a great honour and privilege to present this year’s award to such a worthy and distinguished person,” Roberts said. “He is known to every one of us and is absolutely one of those who we are all proud to work with.”
Having spent a career working with many of the leading British catering equipment companies, including Jackson Catering Equipment, Moorwood Vulcan, Viscount Catering and Enodis, Shaddock joined Victor in 2001 as MD, leaving in 2016.
After making a variety of observations about Shaddock’s character and history, (including his ‘unusual’ putting stance!), Roberts noted the huge contribution Shaddock had made to CESA and the whole catering equipment industry.
Shaddock became a CESA council member in 2005 and chair in 2012. “Over the years his calm, thoughtful but decisive approach has been key to many of the important development decisions that we have taken within CESA,” said Roberts.
Upon being presented the trophy, Shaddock praised those who had helped him during his career and commented: “Thanks very much, this means a lot. I am proud but a bit embarrassed to accept this award.
“I never thought I’d be in this industry for over 30 years. I have made a lot of friends and I will keep in contact with them.”
Earlier in the night, Winterhalter won the FCSI Sustainable Catering Equipment Award for its UC Excellence-iPlus range of undercounter warewashers, which are fitted with reverse osmosis.
Foster’s +stayclear condenser and Hubbard Systems’ Scotsman Prodigy nugget ice machine were both highly commended.