First Choice makes it four Catering Insight Awards 2017 sponsors

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The First Choice Group has signed up to sponsor the Catering Insight Awards for the third year in succession, making it the fourth backer to sign up for the 2017 edition.

Taking place this year at the glitzy 8 Northumberland Avenue on Thursday 23 November, the ceremony will once again bring together catering equipment distributors and suppliers to network and celebrate the year’s achievements.

First Choice will once again be backing the Service & Maintenance Provider of the Year Award, which will recognise a dealer or specialist service company that is blazing a trail when it comes to repairing, maintaining and servicing kitchens.

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The spares specialist’s MD John Whitehouse commented: “We have re-signed because these awards are the perfect opportunity to recognise and celebrate the hard work and dedication of the unsung heroes of the foodservice industry. Through these awards we able to endorse new rising talents and commend the long standing individuals or companies, who are then brought into the spotlight at such events. It is essential that we recognise those who work diligently every day and to celebrate their success and dedication.

“Service and maintenance providers play a critical role in the commercial foodservice industry and the professional kitchens wouldn’t be able to function at their optimum rate without the support from them. They are an integral part of the commercial kitchen environment and, as such, should be supported and celebrated.

“First Choice Group was founded with the passion to be the best that we can be, incorporating a united team, all with the same aim to provide service excellence and an outstanding customer experience. We believe that celebrating maintenance providers who offer this standard of service is essential for our industry. At First Choice we like to acknowledge the hard work and achievements of both our customers and staff.”

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The full list of categories for the Catering Insight Awards 2017 is:


Service & Support
Light Equipment
Heavy Equipment
Business Development
Training & Education


Distributor of the Year – South of England
Distributor of the Year – North of England, sponsored by Blue Seal
Distributor of the Year – Rest of the UK, sponsored by DC Products
Distributor of the Year – Project Management
Emerging Distributor of the Year
Digital Initiative of the Year
Service & Maintenance Provider of the Year, sponsored by First Choice Group

Headline honours

Distributor of the Year – Nationwide
Lifetime Achievement Award

The Catering Insight Awards are supported by Cedabond.

To discuss the unique opportunities this event offers, contact:

Mark Harris
0203 176 4226


Anne-Marie Judge
0203 176 5632

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