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Rational pays every one of its employees a £440 bonus for going the extra mile

Rational pays every one of its employees a £440 bonus for going the extra mile

Every employee of Rational worldwide has been awarded a one-off bonus of €500 (£440) after the company’s turnover increased almost 15% last year. The growth, which boosted its sales to €702m (£620m) globally, exceeded its original forecasts of around 13%. Rational said the payment, which has been awarded to every staff member who worked for


Adande expands refrigeration accessories and brings in two new salesmen

Adande has expanded the accessories available for its flagship refrigerated drawers, allowing operators to configure the exact ergonomic set-up for their kitchens. The Lowestoft-based company is now offering a combi oven stand that is available for both rear and side engine drawers as well as dedicated fryer stations. The combi stand allows the user to

YO! Sushi Bluewater

ANALYSIS: YO! Sushi splashes the cash to create a sushi restaurant superpower

YO! Sushi recently dipped into its war-chest and spent £59m to create the world’s largest sushi chain. FEJ looks at what lies ahead for the rapidly-growing foodservice chain. With more than 70 stores in the UK, YO! Sushi is an entrenched fixture on the British high street. But in what is the latest high-profile example of

BIRMINGHAM, ENGLAND - JANUARY 15:  Carillion Company signage is seen outside the Midland Metropolitan Hospital, in Smethwick, which is being built by construction company Carillion on January 15, 2018 in Birmingham, England. The company has announced it is to go into liquidation putting thousands of jobs at risk after talks between the company, its lenders and the government failed to reach a deal.  (Photo by Christopher Furlong/Getty Images)

Catering body pledges support for contractors rocked by Carillion crisis

Catering trade association Ceda has offered its support to foodservice sector companies affected by this week’s liquidation of construction giant Carillion. Ceda, which represents a large portion of the UK’s kitchen house, service companies and project specialists, is a member of Build UK, the leading representative organisation. Through this relationship, Ceda expects to be able

Commercial Kitchen 2017

Commercial Kitchen countdown gets underway as online registration opens

The countdown to Commercial Kitchen 2018 officially got underway today with the news that online visitor registration is now open. Now in its third year at the NEC Birmingham, the show is a magnet for top-level buyers from many of the country’s biggest foodservice operators, consultants, contract caterers, equipment distributors, and design and project houses. More

Mark Sullivan, chairman

FIVE MINUTES WITH: Mark Sullivan, chairman of Warrens Bakery

Warrens Bakery, the ‘world’s oldest pasty maker’, has opened its inaugural store in London in what is the first step in a strategy to reach 1,000 branches nationwide over the next few years. With the company set to be immersed in dozens of build projects in the months to come, chairman Mark Sullivan outlines what