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MCFT’s kitchen maintenance training programmes awarded prestigious accreditation

Maidenhead-based catering maintenance provider MCFT has had four of its in-house training schemes accredited by City & Guilds. The ‘Assured’ scheme is a joint venture between City & Guilds and ILM that recognises world class in-house training. MCFT has been awarded ‘Assured’ status for four programmes including Leadership Academy (UK and Gulf region), Commercial Kitchen

Pizza Equipment Ltd secures place at London Takeaway Expo

Pizza Equipment Ltd has announced its attendance for the Restaurant & Takeaway Innovation Expo in London’s Excel on 25-26 September. The supplier, based in Harrow, is set to display the new rigid Next Phase delivery bag which it claims as a “ground-breaking” development in fast food delivery systems. The company is the sole distributor of

Pub operators scoring an own goal if they don’t get kitchens checked before World Cup bonanza

Pub operators have been warned they are taking a big risk if they fail to service kitchen equipment ahead of football fans packing out establishments for this summer’s World Cup. The World Cup tournament kicks off with hosts Russia playing Saudi Arabia on Thursday June 14 and is followed by televised matches almost every day

UCC hails expanded coffee machine service package after £1.3m HQ refurb

UCC Coffee claims it is better equipped to maintain its coffee equipment estate across the UK following a £1.3m refurb of its Milton Keynes headquarters. The investment gives its greater capacity to remotely diagnose issues, carry out preventative maintenance and push the latest telemetry solutions. The company, which turns over £100m and employs 500 staff

GEV Group consolidates catering equipment spares market by buying UK rival

Two of the catering equipment market’s providers of spare parts are merging their businesses in a move designed to create “an engine for long-term growth”. GEV Group, which has its UK operations in Grantham but belongs to a German parent, is taking over Commercial Catering Spares, based in Lancashire. The pair will collectively offer a

Chris Craggs receiving Princess Royal Training Award

Kitchen maintenance provider takes to the road to scout next quota of engineers

Commercial kitchen maintenance firm McFarlane Telfer put potential engineering recruits through their paces with a series of skills and aptitude tests this week. McFT hosted an assessment day following a month on the road touring university careers fairs, looking for potential young leaders to support growth plans in the UK and further afield. CEO Chris

Warewashing specialist Crystaltech gives entire van fleet a makeover

Specialist warewashing maintenance company Crystaltech is undergoing a major rebranding of its van fleet to accommodate the new logo of distributor association CEDA. All 60 vans are being updated at a rate of five vans a week, although 15 were completed last week alone. Derek Maher, managing director of Crystaltech, said: “As one of the

Linda Lewis Kitchens ventures further into catering equipment spares

Italian catering equipment importer Linda Lewis Kitchens (LLK) has unveiled plans to become a provider of third party spare parts and will not limit it just to the brands that it distributes. The company recently recruited Ryan King as its new service and spares coordinator as part of its new strategy for growth. King, who has

Refrigeration provider scales up after buy-out

A West Midlands refrigeration installation and maintenance company has been bought out – securing existing jobs and creating four new posts all within the first eight months of new ownership. Swift Maintenance Group has added Huntley Refrigeration, based in Coventry, to its portfolio of companies that also includes Knight Catering, Swift Maintenance Services and Swift