After a successful career in the catering equipment industry encompassing more than 40 years, James Taylor of James Taylor Catering in Haydock is retiring from the company he started in 1978.
The company carries out design and installation of commercial bars and kitchens to the hospitality trade.
The year after starting his business, James started selling and installing Maidaid catering equipment, and a valued business relationship was born, during which time both companies have grown and prospered.
In the intervening 40 years as Maidaid’s longest serving distributor, James Taylor Catering has purchased equipment and services from the supplier with a value of over £2m.
Maidaid ensured the occasion was marked to show its gratitude to the distributor. To this end, the supplier’s sales director, Julian Lambert, together with his wife Amanda, invited James and his wife Margaret to join them as their guests at a Wasps vs Bath rugby match at the Ricoh stadium in Coventry. This day of sport included exclusive executive seats and a meal in the Players’ Lounge.
The day was rounded off with an overnight stay in a ‘Grand Feature Chamber’ at the historic, four-star Coombe Abbey Hotel. The following day the Taylors were treated to an evening meal to celebrate not only James’s retirement, but his 74th birthday too.
To round off the farewell outing, Julian presented James with a bottle of champagne, with the best wishes of all at Maidaid for a happy birthday and a very long and enjoyable retirement.
Both Maidaid and James Taylor Limited look forward to continuing with the great working partnership that James instigated four decades ago.