Romsey-based distributor Wathen Marine Catering Equipment Services has been nominated for a local enterprise accolade.
The maritime catering appliance specialist is shortlisted in the Test Valley Business Awards’ Small Business of the Year category and will battle two other Hampshire companies for the title.
The awards received more than 220 entries, a record number, for its six categories. In total, 18 companies will contest the top honours.
The winners will be announced at the gala awards dinner and ceremony on 13 September at the Museum of Army Flying in Andover.
Commenting on the finalists, Hendry Taylor of event sponsor, Taylored IT, told local newspaper the Andover Advertiser: “With so many entries of such high quality, judging has been a very welcome challenge this year; actually it has been very hard to select the finalists. Congratulations to all the finalists. To have come this far is a wonderful achievement.”
Wathen Marine Catering Equipment Services was established in 2015 to fill a gap in the market for specialist marine equipment and catering suppliers and engineers.
Now certified with ISO 9001 accreditation, the dealer has experience in the design, installation, and technical support of galleys, laundries, fire suppression, and extraction systems aboard commercial and military vessels.