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DC Products salutes good corporate distributor citizens

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Catering Insight and Foodservice Equipment Journal’s Kitchen & Equipment Awards Week has been given another seal of approval from a major supplier.

DC Products has signed up to back the Distributor of the Year – Corporate Social Responsibility category, as it did for the category’s debut at last year’s Catering Insight Awards.

The digital Kitchen & Equipment Awards Week will see winners revealed during the week commencing 30 November, in YouTube presentations premiering on both publications’ YouTube channels.

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Nominations have now closed for the event, with entries well into three figures. The shortlists will now be chosen by the Catering Insight and Foodservice Equipment Journal teams, and they will be revealed in both titles’ November issues.

Subsequently, we will open the voting to senior executives of operators, distributors and suppliers, ensuring each cannot vote on their own category.

DC Products was very pleased to again be backing a category recognising good corporate citizenship, with director Bob Wood saying: “We are thrilled to sponsor the Corporate Social Responsibility category award. It’s a vital development and recognises the responsibility of all businesses to our duty of care, not only to those we work with, those around us and the environment we live in, but to greater society as well. It has been a wonderful opportunity for us at DC to reflect on our own Corporate Social Responsibility agenda too, giving birth earlier in the year to our well received Tree Planting initiative.

“I wish all the nominees the very best of luck!”

Wood welcomed the Kitchen & Equipment Awards Week initiative overall too, commenting: “Being a part of the Catering Insight Awards since their inception, this will be our sixth year and certainly the most challenging! The team at Catering Insight and FEJ have ingeniously found a way to move forward in the face of Covid adversity and continue to celebrate the best of the best. It’s a fitting solution and reflects the dynamic and creative responses to the pandemic we’ve seen across the industry these past months.”

He added: “It has been and remains a tremendously challenging time for the industry. Businesses and individuals alike have worked tirelessly over the past year to continue innovating, investing and finding new ways to grow in our ever-changing environment. The pandemic has brought to the forefront an even greater need to adapt than ever before and in doing so has revealed the industry’s immense resilience and steadfast ambition to succeed despite the headwinds. I can see no better time to acknowledge all those in the industry that have worked so hard and I look forward to celebrating virtually with them in November.”

The Kitchen & Equipment Awards categories are:

Operator categories

Operator of the Year – Innovative Kitchen Design
Operator of the Year – Energy Efficiency & Sustainability, sponsored by True Refrigeration
Operator of the Year – Equipment Innovation, sponsored by Jestic Foodservice Solutions
Operator of the Year – Menu Development
Operator of the Year – Best New Concept

Distributor categories

Distributor of the Year – South of the UK, sponsored by Hobart
Distributor of the Year – North of the UK
Distributor of the Year – Nationwide, sponsored by Rational
Distributor of the Year – Business Development, sponsored by Jestic Foodservice Solutions
Distributor of the Year – Marketing & Strategy, sponsored by Welbilt
Distributor of the Year – Corporate Social Responsibility, sponsored by DC Products
Digital Initiative of the Year, sponsored by Hoshizaki
Service & Maintenance Provider of the Year

Supplier categories

Supplier of the Year – Sustainability
Supplier of the Year – Service & Support
Supplier of the Year – Business Development
Supplier of the Year – Training & Education, sponsored by FEA
Supplier of the Year – Light Equipment
Supplier of the Year – Heavy Equipment

People awards

Executive Chef of the Year
Outstanding Service to the Industry (for operators, distributors or suppliers)

To discuss the unique opportunities this event offers, contact:

Mark Harris
0203 176 4226
mark.harris@itppromedia.com

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