Hobart hails southern dealer achievements

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Hobart has returned to sponsor the Distributor of the Year – South of the UK category at the Catering Insight Awards for the fifth time.

The accolade is one of 15 trophies which will be presented at a gala ceremony on Thursday 18 November at London’s 8 Northumberland Avenue.

Hobart Equipment Division’s business development director, Iain Munro, detailed: “This has been our category of choice, and it’s one that contains some of the most respected dealers in the UK, from Pembrokeshire to East Anglia and everything below.

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“The past 18 months have taken their toll on the entire industry, with many dealers having to roll with the punches. Support from manufacturing partners is perhaps now more vital than ever. I know that some of the loudest cheers in the room with be from the Hobart contingent when the winners are announced!”

Munro is in particular looking forward to the event’s atmosphere: “The return of live events presents us with the perfect opportunity to reconnect with industry friends and colleagues and celebrate those who have gone above and beyond. We’re very much looking forward to the return of the awards proper after a digital hiatus in 2020.

“While 2020’s event was poignant and entirely appropriate for the times, you just can’t beat the thrum of a full room. If 2020 was about lauding industry heroes, 2021 is about recovery, optimism and celebration. We can’t wait.”

Nominations are now open for the Catering Insight Awards 2021, until 5pm on Monday 4 October.

Anyone is welcome to nominate, including self-nominations, and nominees will always remain anonymous.

The nomination process is designed to be simple, with nominators just required to answer three questions tailored to their chosen category, and provide their contact details for verification purposes only.

Simply fill in the form below or on its dedicated webpage HERE.

The shortlist will be announced at the end of October and subsequently hundreds of senior sector executives will once again choose the winners themselves, with distributors voting on the supplier categories and vice versa.

The full awards programme comprises:

Supplier categories
Service & Support
Light Equipment
Heavy Equipment
Business Development
Training & Education, sponsored by FEA

Distributor categories
Distributor of the Year – South of the UK, sponsored by Hobart
Distributor of the Year – North of the UK, sponsored by Alto-Shaam
Distributor of the Year – Project Management
Distributor of the Year – Business Development, sponsored by Jestic Foodservice Solutions
Distributor of the Year – Marketing & Strategy
Distributor of the Year – Corporate Social Responsibility, sponsored by DC Products
Digital Initiative of the Year, sponsored by Hoshizaki UK
Service & Maintenance Provider of the Year, sponsored by First Choice Group

Headline honours
Distributor of the Year – Nationwide, sponsored by Rational
Lifetime Achievement Award

You can book your essential tickets for the gala night HERE.

To discuss the unique opportunities this event offers, contact:

Mark Harris
0203 176 4226

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