Last week’s ENSE Conference at Whittlebury Hall, Northamptonshire, saw Catering Insight Power List 2018 winners receive certificates to commemorate their achievements, during a dinner on the event’s first night.
Catering Insight editor Clare Nicholls presented the accolades, with 16 of the 25 Power List winners being from the buying group’s distributor members. The remainder of the victors will shortly receive their certificates via post.
Nicholls commented: “The Power List honours individual achievement within the catering equipment community, in the categories of Business Leaders, Industry Innovators, Project Pioneers, Young Trailblazers and Unsung Heroes.
“It was therefore special to meet a lot of this high achievers to mark their accomplishments and for the first time present them with a keepsake to recognise excellence across the industry.”
Furthermore, ENSE announced that spend through the buying consortium has continued to increase, with 12 dealers up more than 30% like for like compared to last year. These distributors are: ABDA Design Consultants, Bluestone Catering Solutions, Catering Equipment Solutions, Catering Projects, Essential Supplies, GastroNorth, i-Line Counters, KCCJ, Qube Catering Equipment, Restaurant Design Associates, ScoMac Catering Equipment and Shine Food Machinery.
ENSE suppliers are benefitting from this extra spend, with 23 of them also 30% or more up on revenue growth through the channel, compared to 2017. They are: BGL Rieber, Bioclad, Bridge Catering Fabrications, Charvet Premier Ranges, Dudson, EAIS, Environmental Products and Services, First Choice Catering Spares, Flamefast, Gamble, Hatco, Hubbard, HVAC, Instanta, Linda Lewis, Mercer Culinary, Pelsis, RH Hall, Tablecraft, Thunder Group, Valera, Viessmann and Williams.