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Commercial Kitchen 2017

Commercial Kitchen countdown gets underway as online registration opens

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

WOLVERHAMPTON, ENGLAND - JANUARY 15:  Company signage is seen outside the headquarters of construction company Carillion on January 15, 2018 in Wolverhampton, 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)

Carillion ‘was making small contractors wait 120 days to be paid’

The Federation of Small Businesses has called on the government to ensure that Carillion’s small business suppliers are paid what they are owed, as its chairman revealed he wrote to the construction firm last year over its “poor” payment practices. Carillion went into liquidation yesterday morning after reportedly running up debts of £1.5 billion. Its

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Grande Cuisine named as the new UK importer for Ali Group brand Mareno

Grande Cuisine has locked in a deal to become the exclusive new home of Mareno cooking equipment in the UK. The partnership, which will come into effect from the October 1, will see Grande Cuisine selling the company’s extensive portfolio of modular cooking equipment through a network of distributor partners. The partnership has been in

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New Nisbets chief spent first week picking and packing in warehouse

New Nisbets chief executive, Klaus Goeldenbot, has revealed he spent his first week in the job picking and packing orders in the company’s warehouse as he seeks to quickly get to grips with every aspect of its business. As part of an induction programme to understand the £320m-a-year catering equipment giant’s operations, Mr Goeldenbot is

Glenn Roberts, managing director, Brita Professional

CESA chair Glenn Roberts insists members can still have a voice in Europe

The hospitality sector faces an unpredictable road ahead as Britain prepares to walk away from the EU. With the catering equipment supply chain trying to fathom out what the future holds for business, FEJ met with CESA chairman Glenn Roberts to examine the ways in which the trade body is working to improve the industry’s

Commercial Kitchen 2017

Commercial Kitchen reports 18% rise in buyers with £5m-plus budgets

Commercial Kitchen attracted 1,775 attendees over the course of the two days it ran at the NEC in Birmingham last week, the show’s organisers have said. Diversified Communications, which also stages Casual Dining and Lunch!, said the increase in the number of visitors through the doors included an 18% rise in “big spenders”, which it

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Commercial Kitchen in the running for coveted ‘Oscars’ double

Commercial Kitchen, the UK trade show for catering equipment buyers and suppliers, is in the running for two highly coveted exhibition awards, it can be revealed.   With just over three weeks to go until the doors open for its second edition, Commercial Kitchen has been shortlisted for ‘Best Trade Launch Show’ and ‘Best Tradeshow

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EXCLUSIVE: Suppliers face forecasting challenge as true impact of Brexit keeps market guessing

It’s been one of the most turbulent and highly-charged periods in British political history — and yet we are still no closer to knowing exactly what Brexit will mean for business and commerce once the dust has settled. And while every organisation is endeavouring to assess what the short- and long-term implications might be for

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Editor’s view: Commercial Kitchen states its case as the show for serious buyers

Does the hospitality industry need its own catering equipment-only trade show? That question kind of became redundant this week because on Tuesday and Wednesday it finally got one. Birmingham was the place to be for those in the business of either supplying or buying professional kitchens as the two-day Commercial Kitchen show opened its doors

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Catering equipment suppliers go head-to-head in live innovation pitch

A live ‘innovation challenge’ is set to take place at Commercial Kitchen, with almost two-dozen companies set to battle it out for the title of offering the industry’s most prized product. Innovation Challenge Live is designed to promote the best new equipment and technology innovations over the last 12 months, with visiting buyers given the