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CESA (the Catering Equipment Suppliers Association)

The Catering Equipment Suppliers Association (CESA) represents over 190 companies who supply commercial catering equipment – from utensils to full kitchen schemes. Buying equipment and services from a CESA member gives you the security of working with people that will ensure you get professional advice and service.

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Creating profit in an uncertain catering equipment market:

21 March 2018

CESA’s CEO seminars: insightful, interactive, challenging – and delivering strategies. CESA’s Building Business Seminars programme continues with three key topics: on 12th April it’s ‘Strategies for an Uncertain World’; ‘The Digital Transformation’ is on 7th June; and ‘Profit in a Low-Price, High-Cost Economy’ is on July 19th.  All three take place at CESA’s offices at Rotherwick House, London E1W 1YZ, running from 10:30 – 14:00. The seminars, run by Martyn Drake, one the sector’s top business management consultants, are aimed...

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CFSP awards at Hotelympia 2018

16 March 2018

“CFSP will really help when I talk to customers making decisions about equipment”. A group of CFSP graduates were presented with their accreditations at Hotelympia 2018, in a ceremony on the CESA stand on Wednesday 7th March.  Glenn Roberts, chair of CESA, welcomed them and congratulated them on their hard work in learning and passing the course.  “It’s not supposed to be easy,” he said. “Our industry isn’t easy, and the knowledge CFSP gives us is a real benefit in...

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GulfHost 2018 update: new dates PLUS CESA negotiates extra grants for GB exhibitors

14 March 2018

Show moves from September to October/November; nine grants of £2,500 up for grabs. GulfHost, the Dubai-based foodservice equipment show for the Middle East region, has moved the dates for the 2018 show.  It will now run from October 30 to November 1 (the original dates were September 16 to 18).   Meanwhile CESA has managed to negotiate with the Department of International Trade (DIT) to secure extra funding for UK catering equipment companies planning to exhibit.  The Association now has access...

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Refrigeration: energy efficiency improves but some manufacturers ignore energy labelling

2 March 2018

CESA says members are 100% compliant and agrees with’s call for more monitoring. There’s good news and bad news in’s analysis of the catering refrigeration market since the introduction of Minimum Energy Performance Standards, says CESA.  But the Association warns ‘non-compliant’ manufacturers to get their energy labelling act together – or learn to enjoy prison food! is the respected quango, linked to the EU Commission, that monitors the implementation of EU regulations.  Recently it published an overview...

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GulfHost 2018: foodservice equipment companies can apply for grants of £2,500

20 February 2018

CESA helps UK companies make most of dynamic ME trade show. UK catering equipment companies looking to access the Middle East can apply for grants of £2,500 to exhibit at GulfHost.  There are six TAP (Tradeshow Access Programme) grants on offer and companies can apply for them through CESA. GulfHost is the foodservice equipment exhibition that attracts thousands of buyers and specifiers from the wealthy, dynamic and rapidly growing ME market – the region’s catering industry awarded contracts worth US$103bn...

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