Conditions in the UK market have been challenging this year to say the least, with restaurant bosses bemoaning the impact of rising business rates, higher rents and soaring operational costs.
Those that are achieving these things tend to be the ones that have a firm handle on their back-of-house operations, understanding that getting the kitchen environment right is central to their performance and their balance sheet.
Operators constantly reference the need for speed, efficiency and consistency when it comes to the kitchen equipment they specify and in the current trading environment that criteria arguably remains more pertinent than ever.
This year’s Power List once again pinpoint 40 individuals and operators that have made their mark this year.
From the chief executives and managing directors that are steering their ships to success to the food development directors and executive chefs working tirelessly to create compelling menus and winning kitchen templates, the 2017 Power List shines a light on those that are inspiring their businesses to new heights.
Selecting just 40 individuals and companies is never an easy task but we based our choices around the nominations we received from the market, input from suppliers and editorial coverage within FEJ and on FoodserviceEquipmentJournal.com, paying attention to examples of innovation and growth.
While there were dozens of worthy candidates deserved of inclusion in this list, we hope you agree that those who did make it into this year’s pages are true flag-bearers for the foodservice industry.