Catering equipment buying consortium ENSE has returned to hosting face to face events for the first time since the pandemic.
The buying group changed its September gathering’s name from the Autumn Conference to the ENSE Equipment Partnership Summit, which was held at the Chesford Grange hotel in Kenilworth on 14 September.
The pre-summit dinner went ahead the night before on 13 September despite Covid-enforcement restricting numbers.
ENSE founder and MD Bob Adams hosted the event and, during a short after dinner speech, gave members an update on suppliers and distributors, as well as the direction of travel for ENSE in the next 12 months. He briefly discussed the impact of Covid on the industry, but chose to focus on the future.
Adams also explained to the 60 distinguished guests that the decision to change the event’s name had been made to better reflect its true purpose: relationship-building with major industry decision-makers.
He said: “We were overjoyed to be able to welcome so many of our industry partners at the pre-summit dinner. It is so important to meet in person and exchange ideas and experiences face to face.”
Attendees also hailed the dinner as a ‘tremendous success’ and a ‘wonderful opportunity to reconnect with the industry’.