Nominations open for the third annual Catering Insight Awards

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The nominations are now open for this year’s popular Catering Insight Awards, to celebrate the achievements of the UK’s most innovative and successful catering equipment distributors and suppliers.

To make sure your sector stars are in the running for these prestigious accolades, all you need to do is  fill in our online nomination form HERE or download the relevant nomination form below, one for the distributor categories and the other for the supplier categories, fill it in and send it back to by Monday 2 October.

Download the distributor category form HERE and download the supplier category form HERE. Companies can nominate themselves or others for as many categories as desired, as long as relevant reasons are given for each.

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To make sure your choice has the best chance of being shortlisted, you must fill in each of the three questions detailing that company’s achievements over the past 12 months.

Alternatively you can just fill out the form here:

All nominations will remain anonymous and both distributors and suppliers are welcome to self-nominate.

The categories are as follows:


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


Distributor of the Year – South of England, sponsored by Nayati
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, sponsored by Welbilt
Emerging Distributor of the Year, sponsored by Jestic Foodservice Equipment
Digital Initiative of the Year, sponsored by Hoshizaki
Service & Maintenance Provider of the Year, sponsored by First Choice Group

Headline honours

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

For an in-depth guide on the criteria you should use to choose to nominate your catering equipment industry achievers, click below:

Distributor categories guide
Supplier categories guide

Once the nomination process has closed, the entries will be whittled down to a shortlist which will be announced in the November issue of Catering Insight. Industry executives will then be invited to vote for the winners, with distributors voting on the supplier categories, and suppliers choosing the victors in the distributor categories.

The winners will be announced at this year’s gala ceremony on Thursday 23 November at 8 Northumberland Avenue in Central London.

The Catering Insight Awards are supported by Cedabond.

Hobart is sponsoring the fun photobooth for the duration of the evening, while Atosa will be welcoming the industry to the official After-Party at Tropicana Beach Club in Covent Garden with a free drink and 2 for 1 cocktails and beers to party the night away.

Anyone interested in commercial opportunities surrounding the Catering Insight Awards should contact:

Mark Harris
0203 176 4226


Anne-Marie Judge
0203 176 5632

Tickets are now available for the Catering Insight Awards on our dedicated microsite HERE.

More than 200 industry luminaries are expected to attend the only sector awards entirely decided by distributors and suppliers themselves.

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Clare Nicholls

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