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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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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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Minister commits to helping tackle the catering equipment skills shortage

13 February 2018

Meeting highlighted need to develop new skills strategies and encourage apprenticeships. CESA’s meeting on February 5th 2018 with Rt Hon Anne Milton, the Minister of State for Skills and Apprenticeships, and Semta (the Science, Engineering and Manufacturing Technologies Alliance) has resulted in the Minister committing to host a meeting to help the industry meet the challenge of the skills shortage. “The main discussion looked at the need to develop a responsive, employer-led, fit for purpose education skills system for employers...

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CESA warns of complex issues as EU reports on product legislation post-Brexit

31 January 2018

Association works to mitigate worst implications; members can hear latest analysis at Technical Forum on February 22 The EU Commission has issued a document detailing the impact of Brexit on manufacturers, suppliers and importers operating in the UK, in terms of product legislation.  “It doesn’t make easy reading,” says CESA director Keith Warren.  The Association is holding a series of meetings with relevant bodies to map out the implications for its members and look for ways to mitigate them.

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CESA to discuss skills gap with Minister of State

24 January 2018

Association calls on members to voice their concerns before January 30th meeting CESA will meet with the Rt Hon Anne Milton MP, the Minister of State for Skills and Apprenticeships, to discuss the impact of skills shortages on the catering equipment industry.  The meeting, which takes place on January 30th, has been arranged by CESA’s patron, Lord Trefgarne.  SEMTA (the Science, Engineering and Manufacturing Technologies Alliance) will also attend.  SEMTA is the not-for-profit organisation responsible for transforming the UK’s engineering...

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