Court comes out on top as winning projects named


Court Catering Equipment’s complex fit-out of The Sign of the Don restaurant in London was deemed the UK kitchen project of the year on Friday night.

At the 2014 awards ceremony for CEDA distributors, Court walked away with the overall project accolade after earlier securing the ‘Medium Projects’ title.

The trophy was collected by managing director Nick Howe at a gala dinner which brought the association’s annual conference in Burton upon Trent to a close.

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Court designed, project managed, supplied and installed a complete new catering facility at the bistro and bar, which recently opened on the site of the original Sandeman Port and Sherry Cellar in the City of London.

One notable aspect of the job was that Court was asked to install a GTS waste system that also had to incorporate the client’s adjacent sister restaurant.

“Court had to cope with more than its fair share of difficulty both in designing and installing this project,” said the judges.

Elsewhere, the Small Projects title went to TAG Catering Equipment for its work at Kaspar’s Seafood Bar and Grill at The Savoy in London. It was brought into the project quite late in the programme, but wrapped up the job in eight weeks from initial briefing to opening.

Airedale Catering Equipment secured the Large Projects mantle for designing and delivering a comprehensive catering and hospitality production facility for a new vocational training centre at Leeds City College.

CHR Foodservice Equipment won the Outstanding Customer Service award for its work at Lancashire County Cricket Club, where it designed and installed the club’s Pavilion kitchen facilities.

It is also traditional at the CEDA Awards for the FCSI to present an award for Outstanding Project Management.

This year it went to Chiller Box for The London Business School Bite Cafe project, which was designed by Kevin Barnes Design.

Outside of the company awards, the Industry Personality accolade went to Brian Booth, former project director at Howell Cummings.

In the supplier awards, Rational picked up the heavy duty equipment accolade, while the remaining two pieces of silverware went to spare parts providers.

First Choice was named Light Equipment Supplier of the Year, while CCS picked up the Oustanding Customer Service gong.

Full list of winners

Small Projects: TAG Catering Equipment

Medium Projects: Court Catering Catering Equipment

Large Projects: Airedale Catering Equipment

Industry Personality: Brian Booth

Outstanding Customer Service: CHR Foodservice Equipment

Overall winner: Court Catering Equipment

FCSI Award for Outstanding Project Management: Chiller Box

Heavy Equipment Supplier: Rational

Light Equipment Supplier (including accessories and spares): First Choice Catering Spares

Outstanding Customer Service: Commercial Catering Spares (CCS)

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