First Choice Group says it is delighted to be part of an industry “where people are still making a real difference” after it was today unveiled as the headline sponsor of the 2019 Catering Insight Awards.
This year represents two decades since the one-stop-shop for OEM catering spares launched its business and it is looking forward to marking the occasion by putting its name to what will be the fifth Catering Insight Awards.
“We love the annual event, and bringing the industry together ahead of Christmas really seems to work well for all involved. What Catering Insight do is really appreciated by all its followers and it is a great privilege to be associated with them,” said First Choice’s managing director John Whitehouse.
“It’s a special year for First Choice as we are celebrating our 20-year anniversary. So partnering with Catering Insight this year for the awards is great timing for us, as we thank all our customers for their continued support over the years,” he added.
This year’s Catering Insight Awards, in association with First Choice, will be held on Thursday 28 November at the grand art deco style Banking Hall in the heart of the City of London. Designed in the 1930s, the Grade II listed building served as the headquarters of Lloyd’s Bank until 2002.
Whitehouse, whose company is the exclusive UK spares provider for dozens of top catering equipment and refrigeration brands, said it was important to pay tribute to the often unseen good work that goes on within the industry.
“First Choice is really proud to support the Catering Insight awards, as on a whole we are an industry where people still making a real difference. These awards provide the perfect opportunity to recognise and celebrate hard work and dedication. Honouring those who have stood out and added value to the industry is so important, especially as they don’t expect it,” he said.
A total of 16 accolades will be presented at this year’s Catering Insight Awards, including three new distributor categories.
The nomination process will be opened later this year.