RDA celebrates 10th anniversary

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L-r top line: RDA’s Judith Addyman, founder; Roy Addyman, MD; l-r bottom line: Alex Bradley, Neil Addyman and Nick Bradley – all directors.

Restaurant Design Associates (RDA) is celebrating a decade of kitchen design success with a string of new client wins.

The latest project sees the team introduce the UK to a brand new burger concept, fresh from Los Angeles.

The Tyne & Wear-based distributor was founded in 2007 by MD Roy Addyman and wife Judith. Since then, the company has completed over 300 projects and is now gearing up for a 5-year growth plan with a trio of new directors at the helm: Alex Bradley, Nick Bradley and Neil Addyman – supported by their team of designers, quantity surveyors, consultants, and project managers.

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Roy Addyman commented: “I worked in construction for more than 20 years before setting up RDA with my wife Judith. We decided to start the business over a pot of tea at the kitchen table and within the first year we turned over £1m. Looking back over a decade, we are privileged that some of the biggest brands, retailers and institutions in the world have entrusted RDA with their catering and hospitality environments.”

Despite growth, family is still at the heart of RDA. Training and developing Neil, Alex and Nick alongside the staff has been key to organic expansion.

In addition, introducing young talent and investing in apprentices has further strengthened the company. Originally starting with five members, RDA now employs a team of over 20.

Roy added: “We appreciate customers are increasingly expectant of excellent service in the hospitality industry, so it’s critical that we listen, understand and deliver our client’s objectives and desires. Our complete service is tailored to each client’s needs. From design and consultancy, equipment procurement and delivery, to installation and full project management, our in-house experts provide a bespoke solution to suit their business and style of operation.

“We are looking forward to the future and working on some exciting projects. Only recently Nick and Alex have returned from Los Angeles with a new burger concept due to hit the UK high streets in spring. Watch this space.”

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