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UK arm of the FCSI appoints vice chair to champion foodservice design

UK arm of the FCSI appoints vice chair to champion foodservice design

Matthew Merritt-Harrison has been appointed as vice chair of the FCSI UK and Ireland, the body that represents foodservice design consultants and management consultants. Mr Merritt-Harrison, who is managing partner of Merritt-Harrison Catering Consultancy, will support the current chair, Julian Edwards, until he assumes the role of chair in December this year. With more than

Special one-off allergen seminar will give crucial advice for commercial kitchens

CESA will host an Allergen Awareness Seminar in the build-up to Hotelympia, it confirmed this morning. The seminar will be run by Julian Edwards, director of foodservice consultancy GY5 and chair of the FCSI, who specialises in allergen awareness and compliance for food and drink businesses. It will bring attendees up to speed with the

FCSI crowns Adande refrigeration cabinet as sustainability king

One of Adande Refrigeration’s latest models has won the top spot in the FCSI UK & Ireland’s Sustainable Catering Equipment Awards. The Aircell open front, integral refrigerated Grab & Go cabinet was announced as the winner at a gala dinner this month, during this year’s Catering Equipment Suppliers’ Association (CESA) Annual Conference held at the

THE BIG INTERVIEW: Julian Edwards, head of the FCSI UK & Ireland

The FCSI’s UK branch is now re-affiliated with FCSI EAME after a parting of the ways last year, placing it in a stronger position as the industry wades into Brexit. Joe Peskett caught up with UK chairman Julian Edwards to hear how the FCSI is reforming alongside its international partners, setting new standards for members

‘Business as usual’ for FCSI UK as Brexit battle commences

The FCSI UK is optimistic about the future of manufacturers and consultants in the foodservice sector as Brexit negotiations get under way. UK chair, Julian Edwards (pictured centre), revealed to FEJ that the foodservice consultancy body believes it will be “business as usual” for the FCSI’s allied and professional members in Europe. “In fact, we’ve

FCSI UK draws line under dispute with EAME branch

The FCSI UK & Ireland has signed an ‘affiliation agreement’ with the society’s EAME regional chapter, drawing a line under the dispute that saw the UK branch disbanded less than 18 months ago. The UK arm was “unofficially” welcomed back into the FCSI EAME nine months ago after a new board was voted in, but

Celltherm and FCSI duo trek breadth of Scotland for charity

Two professionals from the foodservice industry are set to walk the entire breadth of Scotland as part of a charity mission to raise funds for a Glasgow-based bereavement charity. James Connolly of Celltherm Coldrooms and FCSI consultant Duncan Hepburn, of Hepburn Design/ Carilo Limited, are aiming to complete the 215km trek in around 10 days

Commercial Kitchen gets the thumbs-up from industry associations

Diversified Communications UK, the organiser of Commercial Kitchen, has confirmed that the Catering Equipment Distributors Association (CEDA), which has supported the show since its inception, is to continue in its role of ‘lead partner’. Meanwhile, the Foodservice Consultants Society International (FCSI) will be a new association partner, further strengthening the show’s industry support for 2017,

Ex-England rugby captain and TV presenter to feature at CESA Conference 2016

Former England rugby captain, Matt Dawson, and Newsnight and Dragon’s Den presenter, Evan Davis, will both be speaking at the CESA Conference 2016. Dawson will give a keynote address where he will use his experience both on and off the pitch to consider the nature of leadership, teambuilding and performance culture. Davis will be there

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