Rational makes it a full house for nationwide distributor backing

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Rational UK has signed up to back the Distributor of the Year – Nationwide accolade at the Catering Insight Awards 2019, in association with the First Choice Group.

This marks the fifth year in a row the cooking equipment specialist has supported the headline honour, sponsoring it every year the event has taken place.

This year the ceremony will be held on Thursday 28 November at the grand Banking Hall in central London. It will attract the cream of the UK catering equipment industry and allow distributors, service companies, manufacturers and suppliers to network and celebrate the sector’s achievements.

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Rational UK MD Simon Lohse said of the firm’s decision: “Rational only supplies through distributors and our relationship with them is absolutely essential. Sponsoring the Distributor of the Year – Nationwide category is the perfect way for us to say a huge ‘thank you’ to our business partners.

“At the same time, this award celebrates distributors that not only work to the highest standards on major projects, but also still manage to offer a personal, exceptional service to customers. That ethos very much reflects Rational’s commitment to delivering the best possible benefits to its customers. For all these reasons, this award is a great fit for us, and we’re delighted to be involved again.”

Lohse commented on the event: “It’s an opportunity to see a great many of our distributor partners, as well as colleagues from other equipment suppliers, in a relaxed yet engaged forum.  It’s also very well organised and, timing-wise, is a very enjoyable way to round off the year.

“The Catering Insight Awards give everyone the chance to find out more about some of the fantastic projects that are being completed by our industry, and to applaud the achievements of both distributors and suppliers.”

In total, 16 trophies will be presented on the night, comprising:

Supplier categories

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

Distributor categories

Distributor of the Year – South of the UK, sponsored by Hobart
Distributor of the Year – North of the UK, sponsored by Blue Seal
Distributor of the Year – Project Management
Distributor of the Year – Business Development, sponsored by Jestic Foodservice Equipment
Distributor of the Year – Marketing & Strategy
Distributor of the Year – Corporate Social Responsibility, sponsored by DC Warewashing & Icemaking Systems
Digital Initiative of the Year, sponsored by Hoshizaki
Service & Maintenance Provider of the Year

Headline honours

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

The Catering Insight Awards 2019 are supported by Cedabond.

To discuss the unique opportunities this event offers, contact:

Mark Harris
0203 176 4226

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