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CESA Conference Tops Two Hundred

13th and 14th November, Heythrop Park Resort, Oxfordshire OX7 5UF

Steph McGovernMore than 200 delegates are already booked in for the 2014 CESA Conference in association with the FCSI and BHA.

Steph McGovern is conference chair and the strong speaker line up includes David Smith, economics editor of The Times, Peter Backman of Horizons, futurologist Mark Stevenson, and Carl Kruger of Oxford Quality Centre.


Energy saving tops agenda at 2014 Heavy Equipment Forum

Sustainability and lifetime costs are key drivers in new product development

Metcalfe's Neil Richards talking about the company's latest products at CESA's Heavy Equipment ForumEnergy saving was the big topic at the inaugural Heavy Equipment Forum, organised by CESA and held at the Whittlebury Hall Hotel, Northamptonshire, on 15th October 2014. Many of the products on show highlighted how much technologies have changed in recent years. They included refrigerators that use just 15% of the energy compared to the equivalent model available in 2001; ventilation that incorporates heat recovery systems; panini grills that use 40% less energy; and gas burners that are up to 97% efficient.


CESA announces 2014 Heavy Equipment Forum – free for distributor sales teams

Discover the latest trending heavy-duty catering gear

CESA Conference 2011For just one day, 15 leading heavy equipment suppliers will gather together at the Whittlebury Hall Hotel, Northamptonshire, for the Catering Equipment Supplier Association’s (CESA) Heavy Equipment Forum. The event will be held on Wednesday 15th October, and includes an awards dinner in the evening.

“For distributors looking for in-depth information and advice on the latest, most efficient and trending heavy equipment, the Heavy Equipment Forum is a must visit,” says Nick Oryino, chair of CESA.


Food Tech Check: CEDA and CESA confirm the 2014 Catering Equipment Industry Technical Conference

8th October, 2014 – Staverton Park Hotel, Daventry

In-depth discussion on key catering equipment topics, from Health and Safety and Ventilation to “The Staff of the Future”

Richard West is facilitator for the CEDA CESA 2014 Technical ConferenceThe 2014 Catering Equipment Technical Conference is being held at the Staverton Park Hotel near Daventry on the 8th October. Jointly organised by the Catering Equipment Distributors Association (CEDA) and the Catering Equipment Suppliers Association (CESA), the conference is aimed at both the general management and service management of distributors and suppliers.


Foodservice Order of Merit: list honours captains of industry

CESA celebrates passion and commitment of foodservice individuals from around the world at breakfast ceremony during Hotelympia 2014

SONY DSCCESA’s Foodservice Order of Merit recognises individuals who have gone beyond the call of duty in service to the catering industry.  The Orders are presented every two years, during Hotelympia, and the 2014 ceremony featured a diverse honours list of the great and the good from the UK and overseas, who came together to collect their awards at a special breakfast held on the Tuesday of the show  (29th April).


CESABIM – momentum grows for industry database

CESA’s BIM initiative is attracting the industry’s top names

CESABIM makes it easy to create BIM modelsCESABIM, the catering industry library of BIM models developed by CESA, is growing at a rapid rate as manufacturers and first importers sign up.  Electrolux is the most recent member, joining over twenty of the industry’s leading brands.

In Europe and the UK, from 2016, it will be an essential requirement for all public sector projects to be modelled in BIM. “While this is a key driver for the move to BIM, it shouldn’t be forgotten that Building Information Modelling is a huge opportunity for the industry,” says Nick Oryino, chair of CESA.  “For suppliers, it means their products and data can be compared on a like-for-like basis, including elements such as energy consumption.  For designers and operators, it will reduce construction costs and allow effective planning and control.”


Gulfood 2014 is ‘stunning success’ for British catering equipment manufacturers

His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, the ruler of Dubai, centre, at Gulfood 2014CESA has hailed the UK presence at the Gulfood Show as a ‘stunning’ success with the fourteen companies in the Great Britain Pavilion generating a total of 2,641 leads.  The icing on the cake was CESA member IMC winning the Best Sustainable Catering Equipment Innovation at the Show.

Gulfood is the world’s biggest catering industry show, representing a market worth an estimated US$9billion.  The 2014 event was held at the Dubai International Exhibition Centre, 23rd February to 27th February.  CESA was appointed by UK Trade & Investment as the Catering Equipment Group Organiser at the event.  This year the Great Britain Pavilion at Gulfood, for which CESA was responsible, was expanded to offer more companies the opportunity to exhibit.


LET Shines Light On Catering Innovation

The CESA Light Equipment and Tableware Forum,

Whittlebury Hall Hotel, Towcester, Wednesday 22nd January 2014

I Grunwerg's aluminium cookware won product of the show at the CESA LET Forum 2014By common consent the 2014 CESA Light Equipment and Tableware (LET) Forum was the best yet, with a record number of delegates and a host of innovative product launches.

Trending in light equipment and tableware…

Wood: what a comeback.  Back in the ‘90s it was in danger of disappearing altogether, partly due to the attitudes of EHOs.  These days it’s getting ever bigger, and the Forum saw a host of products, concepts and ideas on show.  “It is really, really current,” said Peter Wakelin of SJH Row & Sons, while Nick Buttle of TG Woodware described the trend as “an explosion.”

Innovation: suppliers had gone to town with new ideas and the 2014 Forum underlined this trend with ‘feature tables’ to spotlight the most exciting products.  “There are more innovations than ever,” said Rob Barnes of Brakes, who has been coming to the event for seven years.  However, it’s not innovation for innovation’s sake: “I’m looking for what’s new,” said Richard Matthews of Bunzl Lockhart, “because that’s what my customers ask for.  They say ‘show me something different.’  The Forum gives me the answers.”

Buffet display: a huge number of new ideas and concepts were on show, designed to enhance front of house foodservice, using both contemporary and traditional materials, from ceramics to melamine to metal to wood, and in a rainbow of colours.

Rustic grunge: front of house fashions for the pastoral and the industrial look set to continue, as exemplified by products such as rustic wooden (more…)

Precision appoints new sales director

Tim Davis brings wealth of expertise and experience to ‘dynamic’ British manufacturer

Tim Davis, UK sales director of PrecisionTim Davis has joined Precision Refrigeration as UK sales director.  Amongst the UK’s most experienced commercial refrigeration professionals, Tim’s previous roles include head of the UK sales operation for Hoshizaki and regional sales director at Williams.

“Tim has been in foodservice refrigeration for his whole career and brings us a wealth of expertise and experience,” says Nick Williams, managing director of Precision.  “He’s very well known in the market, having dealt with customers at every level, and is an achiever, with a record of sales growth wherever he has been.  We’re delighted to have attracted him to the Precision team.”


Innovation, Education and BIM: CESA set for a rollicking, reinvigorated Hotelympia

Stand 1229, Hotelympia 2014, ExCeL London, 28th April – 1st May


CESA will be promoting CESABIM at Hotelympia 2014As the sponsor for catering equipment at Hotelympia, CESA will be promoting three exciting new initiatives at the 2014 event: CESABIM, the TRI Education scheme, and the Priority Visitor Programme.

“The change of date and the recovering economy have reinvigorated interest amongst both exhibitors and visitors in Hotelympia,” says Keith Warren, director of CESA.  “Stand sales and visitor registrations are up on the 2012 event.  CESA’s involvement in the Priority Visitor Programme will allow us to spotlight some brilliant new product ideas and technologies to key group operators.  There’s a real buzz developing around the Show.”