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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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BSI honours the man who set standards in catering equipment

22 August 2017

CESA’s technical consultant, Bryan Whittaker, receives BSI Distinguished Service award Bryan Whittaker MBE, CESA’s technical consultant, has been honoured by the British Standards Institute (BSI) with a Distinguished Service Certificate.  The award is a reward for decades of dedicated and professional service, especially in relation to establishing standards in line with EU directives.

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£15,000 in grants for Host exhibitors

9 August 2017

CESA accesses DIT funding for UK companies planning show at Milan CESA met with Department for International Trade (DIT) on July 4 and, as a direct result of the Association’s lobbying, received ten grants of £1500 each for exhibiting companies at the Host Milan exhibition. “Host Milan is Europe’s leading Ho.Re.Ca show for catering equipment,” says Steve Goodliff, CESA’s Export Group chair.  “It attracts tens of thousands of VIP visitors.  It’s a big opportunity for British companies to talk to...

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CESA’s essential seminars show CEOs how to thrive in a challenging market

26 July 2017

Unprecedented uncertainty brings opportunities as well as pitfalls CESA has launched a series of high profile seminars designed to help catering equipment companies not only prepare for, but also to exploit the unprecedented challenges the foodservice market is facing.  The Building Business seminars are aimed at CEOs, managing directors and business owners and are free to attend for CESA member companies.

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From waste to warranties: CFSP Enhance seminar enhances industry knowledge

10 July 2017

Plus – the launch of PFS, delivering the fundamentals of foodservice knowledge The first CFSP Enhance seminar took place on June 29th at the First Choice Group conference facility, Blakeney Way, Kingswood Lakeside, Cannock WS11 8LD. CFSP Enhance is designed to build on the knowledge gained through the CFSP programme, bringing graduates up to speed on the latest industry issues.  The first CFSP Enhance seminar was attended by 80 CFSP graduates.  The key presentation was led by foodservice consultant Doug...

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Brexit starting to bite, says CESA

30 June 2017

Latest Brexit Watch figures make ‘difficult reading’ Brexit is really starting to hurt, according to CESA.  The latest Brexit Watch, produced by EURIS, (European Union Relationship and Industrial Strategy), of which CESA is a founder member, makes difficult reading. “The indicators we look at are, for the most part, disappointing,” says Glenn Roberts, chair of CESA.  “The stats underline the need for a Brexit that gives our industries what they want – especially access to the single market and access...

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