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Jestic emphasises importance of supporting dealers through tough times

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Jestic Foodservice Solutions has returned to support the Catering Insight Awards for the sixth time, becoming one of the sponsors of the 2021 event.

The supplier will be backing the Distributor of the Year – Business Development award once again, which will celebrate those distributors which have significantly moved their business forwards over the last 12 months, whether by financially weathering the Covid impact well, investing in facilities, equipment or staff, or putting into place company-wide action plans which have brought hugely positive results.

The winner will be announced during the Catering Insight Awards’ gala ceremony at London’s 8 Northumberland Avenue on Thursday 18 November.

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Jestic Foodservice Solutions’ sales director Steve Morris detailed: “2021 is the sixth year that Jestic has supported the Catering Insight Awards and after all the challenges we have faced as an industry over the last 18 months, it has never been more important to continue our support for our dealer partners at this key event in the calendar.

“We are delighted to once again be sponsoring the ‘Distributor of the Year – Business Development’ category at this year’s event, particularly as it recognises those businesses who have worked tirelessly to keep their business moving forward during the pandemic. We work closely with dealers and distributors across the industry and we’ve seen some exceptional success stories, which this particular award will celebrate.”

Morris is looking forward to the grand celebration, commenting: “The Catering Insight Awards are for many, the highlight of the foodservice calendar and after all the lockdowns and isolation we’ve endured during the pandemic an enjoyable evening of celebration with our industry peers will be just the tonic. It seems a long time since the 2019 event and so it will be fantastic to once again get together in person for an evening of great food, great company and celebration.

“The return of the Catering Insight Awards will really lift the industry as it is an opportunity to once again get together and celebrate the achievements of dealers, distributors, suppliers and manufacturers from across the industry during an unprecedented year in business, and following the success of previous events; it is sure to be a fantastic evening.”

The full awards programme comprises:

Supplier categories
Sustainability
Service & Support
Light Equipment
Heavy Equipment
Business Development
Training & Education

Distributor categories
Distributor of the Year – South of the UK
Distributor of the Year – North of the UK
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

Headline honours
Distributor of the Year – Nationwide
Lifetime Achievement Award

Nominations will open next month, with the shortlists announced towards the end of October. Hundreds of senior sector executives will once again choose the winners themselves, with distributors voting on the supplier categories and vice versa.

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
mark.harris@itppromedia.com

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