CEDA’s new chairman Mark Kendall announced the appointment of the two new CEDA regional chairs at the association’s recent annual conference.
WilcoxBurchmore’s MD Cathy Wilcox was voted to take on the chair of the Southern Region and Kirstin Hatherley, MD of Hatherley Commercial Services, was also voted into the chair position of the Northern Region.
Hatherley commented: “I would like to thank the members for electing me as Northern Region chair and I look forward to seeing them at regional meetings. I would like to send a big thank you to Chris Keith for his service as Northern Region chair over the last 2 years.
“I hope that we can further promote and enhance the benefits for members which will have a positive impact on our businesses, along with raising awareness of CEDA.”
Adding to this, Wilcox, said: “WilcoxBurchmore has been members of CEDA for almost 3 years and enjoyed the benefits it brings – meeting other quality-driven professionals in our industry is so valuable, and the conferences helps to keep our knowledge bank up-to-date.
“It is with great pleasure that I take on the role of Southern Regional chair and my objective will be to continue to engage and encourage existing and new members to attend regional meetings and get involved.”
Kendall stated: “I’m delighted to have Kirstin and Cathy in the chair roles for CEDA’s regions, and I know they will support our national growth and drive to achieving our goal of having CEDA as the focal point for the best companies in the UK who offer design, specification, installation, service and training for foodservice operations of all kinds.
“We have our 22 by 2022 strategy already delivering across all our activities from our brand and profile to online training and technical support and I know our two new regional chairs are 110% behind the strategy and will be invaluable in its successful outcomes.”