The winner of the Supplier of the Year for Training & Development is Culimat.
Brian Lavelle, sales manager northern Europe at Culimat, said: “We did not see this coming, there was some strong contenders on the list and to end up winning was a complete shock. It’s an absolute honour to be recognised within the industry for the efforts over the past 18 months.”
This accolade, presented by Katie Tyler, event manager at Commercial Kitchen, recognises that with today’s catering equipment becoming more flexible and feature-packed than ever before, the right training and user guidance can make a real difference to how it is operated in a live environment.
From maximising benefits and features to operating equipment safely and efficiently, this award honours the supplier deemed to be setting the benchmark for product education.
Culimat customers praise the brand for stepping up its online support during the lockdowns and say the virtual training it put in place ensured the product education they received was as comprehensive as if it had been delivered in person.
The brand’s social media activities also proved a hit, with one customer hailing the content as more accessible, fun and interactive than anything else it had seen in the market.
On top of that, the brand has worked hard to improve its supply chain and create the right distribution structure to ensure product availability.
Other investments include the recruitment of two new development chefs in Ireland and a new showroom in Dublin with a local partner.
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