Industry gathers for Catering Insight’s party of the year

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The stunning Underglobe will host tonight's Catering Insight Awards.

While it may be chilly outside, the Catering Insight Awards will be heating up the catering equipment industry for the more than 200 sector luminaries now making their way to London.

The black tie gala night is set to kick off at 7.30pm at the stunning Underglobe, underneath Sheakespeare’s Globe on the banks of the Thames.

The evening will begin with a drinks reception within the Shakespeare exhibition itself, where attendees will be able to network and catch up with their industry friends.

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This will be followed by a luxury three course dinner, with drinks free-flowing throughout the night.

The glitzy awards ceremony will see 15 trophies handed out, and the winners were voted for by over 100 senior members of the sector. Suppliers chose the distributor category winners and distributors picked their supplier champions.

The categories in full are:


Service & Support
Light Equipment, sponsored by Commercial Kitchen
Heavy Equipment
Business Development
Training & Education, sponsored by CESA


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, sponsored by Jestic Foodservice Equipment
Online Distributor of the Year
Service & Maintenance Provider of the Year, sponsored by First Choice Group

Headline honours

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

The 2016 Catering Insight Awards is supported by Cedabond.

More fun will be had throughout the evening with the exclusive Showtime photo booth, which will be available for attendees to take fun pictures of themselves – with added props!

The celebrations will really start after midnight, when the official after party begins at the nearby Kanaloa tiki bar. Attendees should head to the Club Room entrance to pick up a token for a free welcome cocktail.

There will then no doubt be dancing through to the early hours, so don’t expect an early start to business tomorrow!

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Clare Nicholls

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