Rational continues headline honour backing for Catering Insight Awards


Combi oven manufacturer Rational has kept up its record of supporting every Catering Insight Awards, in association with Atosa, since the gala event’s inception in 2015.

This year, the black tie celebration of excellence in the UK catering equipment industry will take place on Thursday 29 November at the glitzy Bloomsbury Ballroom in central London.

Once again the industry itself will decide on the outcome of 15 awards categories, with distributors voting on the supplier accolades and suppliers choosing the dealer winners.

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Chief among the distributor categories is the Distributor of the Year – Nationwide headline honour, which Rational is now backing for the fourth year in succession.

Rational UK MD Simon Lohse explained: “As we continue to work in partnership with our dealers, the Distributor of the Year – Nationwide category is a ‘good fit’ for Rational to sponsor. The award recognises a major distributor that has completed substantial commercial kitchen projects to a high standard, whilst still offering a personalised, sterling service.

“2018 has seen a lot of innovation within our industry so we are especially looking forward to this year’s event.”

As for last year’s ceremony, Lohse added: “Over 220 people, including representatives from over 40 distributor companies, attended last year’s well-organised event. In addition to Rational being a sponsor, we were delighted to receive the Catering Insight Supplier of the Year Training and Education Award, sponsored by CESA.

“The event, attended by industry executives from the UK catering equipment industry, presents a great opportunity to celebrate excellence in both the supplier and distributor side of the industry.”

The Catering Insight Awards 2018, in association with Atosa, will see the following accolades presented:


Service & Support
Light Equipment
Heavy Equipment
Business Development
Training & Education


Distributor of the Year – South of England
Distributor of the Year – North of England, sponsored by Blue Seal
Distributor of the Year – Rest of the UK
Distributor of the Year – Project Management, sponsored by Welbilt
Emerging Distributor of the Year, sponsored by Jestic Foodservice Equipment
Digital Initiative of the Year
Service & Maintenance Provider of the Year, sponsored by First Choice Group

Headline honours

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

Tickets for the exclusive event are now available HERE.

The now-legendary After-Party will commence following the main event, to continue the celebrations into the early hours, with details to follow soon.

To discuss the unique opportunities this event offers, contact:

Mark Harris
0203 176 4226


Anne-Marie Judge
0203 176 5632

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