CESA welcomes 200th member

Association reaches ‘significant milestone’ as Northern Catering Equipment joins

“A significant milestone.”  That’s how John Whitehouse, chair of CESA, describes the Association welcoming its 200th member.

CESA celebrated its 80th anniversary in 2018.  Back in 1938, when it started as the Catering Equipment Manufacturers’ Association, it had just 12 members.  Today nearly all major catering equipment manufacturers and suppliers who operate in the UK are members, with Northern Catering Equipment (NCE) claiming the headline as number 200.

“On the one hand, representing such a large percentage of the market is a big responsibility – at the same time, the numbers underline the value that our members place on being part of the CESA family,” says John.  “Our team works very hard to ensure they get what they pay for – information, involvement and influence.”

To mark the 200-member milestone, CESA had a special award made, which was presented to Northern Catering Equipment.  Muhammad Romanowicz, service director at NCE, says, “CESA’s industry expertise is of great value – their support and assistance with industry regulations is very important to us.  Plus, their reputation in the catering industry means becoming a member underlines our credibility with our customers.”

In fact, 2019 is turning into a very good year for CESA, with the Association being a shortlisted finalist for two Trade Association Forum Best Practice Awards. They are the Social Media Award, in recognition of the highly successful awareness strategy implemented by the Association, and the Best Event Award, for the CESA Light Equipment and Tableware Forum.