CESA has welcomed its 200th member in the form of servicing and second hand equipment supplier, Northern Catering Equipment (NCE).
The organisation celebrated its 80th anniversary in 2018. Back in 1938, when it started as the Catering Equipment Manufacturers’ Association, it had just 12 members. Today nearly all major catering equipment manufacturers and suppliers who operate in the UK are members.
John Whitehouse, chair of CESA, said this was “a significant milestone,” adding: “On the one hand, representing such a large percentage of the market is a big responsibility – at the same time, the numbers underline the value that our members place on being part of the CESA family.
“Our team works very hard to ensure they get what they pay for – information, involvement and influence.”
To mark the 200-member milestone, CESA had a special award made, which was presented to NCE. Muhammad Romanowicz, service director at NCE, said: “CESA’s industry expertise is of great value – their support and assistance with industry regulations is very important to us. Plus, their reputation in the catering industry means becoming a member underlines our credibility with our customers.”
Furthermore, the association has also been shortlisted as a finalist for two Trade Association Forum Best Practice Awards. They are the Social Media Award, in recognition of the successful awareness strategy implemented by the association, and the Best Event Award, for the CESA Light Equipment and Tableware Forum.