Welcome to the 2019 FEJ Power List — our annual celebration of the movers and shakers in the UK foodservice industry.
This is the fifth year that we have published this much-anticipated feature and, once again, it contains more than 30 individuals playing a starring role within some of the most exciting foodservice businesses in the UK.
From CEOs and operations chiefs to culinary directors and heads of food development, the Power List celebrates the people and organisations that regard their kitchens as the heartbeat of their businesses.
Many of them set the strategic direction of their organisations, while others are responsible for specifying, purchasing and shaping the commercial kitchens that deliver their offering across multiple sites.
In these testing times for the market, it takes skill and judgement to tap into new trends and optimise the latest equipment that is crucial for driving customer loyalty, keeping staff satisfied and improving the bottom line.
Selecting the individuals and companies that make up the Power List 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 FoodserviceEquipmentJournal.com, paying attention to examples of innovation and growth.