Lockhart Catering Equipment, part of the Bunzl Group, won three out of four awards on offer at this year’s CESA Light Equipment Forum.
The first accolade was the inaugural CESA Donald Bird Award, created in memory of the late Donald Bird, who was a champion of the light equipment sector. This award will be made annually to an individual who has shown outstanding commitment to, and passion for, the industry.
Anita Collins, Lockhart’s category specialist, won the award, with judges commenting: “She has consistently contributed to the industry and is a benchmark for all aspiring table top professionals with her commitment, knowledge and honest approach.”
Andy Savage of Lockhart won the Sales Professional of the Year category, which includes a £500 cheque and entry onto the Certified Food Service Professional accreditation programme. Lockhart completed a ‘clean sweep’ in the 2015 Forum awards by also winning the Distributor Cup, awarded to the company which has done most to support sales of light equipment during the year.
The last award of the Forum was presented at the end of the second day, when delegates voted for their favourite ‘Featured Product.’ It was won by Nevilles for the company’s Genware stoneware, which comes in three ranges: Luna, Black and Rustic. Nevilles stated: “The ranges provide individuality and flair to food presentation, complementing the vibrancy and colourful nature of the varying food trends currently in the market place.”