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BREAKING NEWS: Glenn Roberts joins Polar Refrigeration as global head of business

BREAKING NEWS: Glenn Roberts joins Polar Refrigeration as global head of business

Industry stalwart Glenn Roberts is making a return to the foodservice refrigeration sector after being installed as the global head of business for Polar Refrigeration. Mr Roberts was the former managing director of Gram’s UK operation for more than a decade but left to join water filter maker BRITA Professional a year ago. He is

New industry training programme teaches foodservice essentials as Brexit pressure intensifies

A dedicated training programme that gives newcomers to the industry a guide to the fundamental aspects of foodservice has been launched in the wake of Brexit. The launch of the Principles of Food Service (PFS) training initiative by CESA, which is motivated by the skills crisis facing the sector, aims to give newcomers the knowledge they need

Microwave experts reveal the answers to all your burning questions

Microwaves are a steadfast part of most commercial kitchens, making it vital for operators to ensure the models they use are appropriate for the needs of their business. In order to make your purchasing decisions easier, we gathered the UK’s top microwave experts together to answer your most pertinent questions. I’ve seen other caterers using

Glenn Roberts awarded Doctorate of Foodservice

CESA chairman Glenn Roberts has been awarded a Doctorate of Foodservice (DFS) by NAFEM, the North American Association of Food Equipment Manufacturers.  Mr Roberts, sales director at BRITA Professional and the former UK boss of Gram, was presented with the award during the NAFEM Show in Florida earlier this month. A NAFEM spokesperson said: “We’d

Six more industry professionals awarded with CFSP accreditation

Glenn Roberts, chair of CESA, has presented awards to the latest group of CFSP (Certified Food Service Professional) alumni during The Great Hospitality Show 2017.  Six professionals were awarded the accreditation. From left, the CFSP alumni are Scott Williams of Hobart UK, Helen Eccles of Catering Partnership Ltd, Alan Tilley of Duke Manufacturing, Paul Gilmore

Steve Loughton confirmed as new UK boss of Hoshizaki Gram

Industry stalwart Steve Loughton will take the reins at Hoshizaki UK from January 2017, it has been confirmed. Mr Loughton will step into the hotseat vacated by Glenn Roberts, who will be taking on a new role at BRITA Professional. The move comes as Hoshizaki and Gram UK prepare to operate under the integrated ‘Hoshizaki’

Glenn Roberts comments on new senior role at trade body

Glenn Roberts has spoken of his desire to see the industry work towards building a more sustainable future after his appointment as the new vice chair of the Catering Equipment Suppliers Association (CESA). The Hoshizaki Gram chief takes over from Steve Elliott, who was forced to resign from the CESA council after leaving his post

Catering equipment MDs lace their walking boots for Peru trek

The managing directors of Winterhalter UK and Gram UK have joined forces to take part in a gruelling five day trek across Peru in a bid to raise £10,000 for Springboard. The charity works to help disadvantaged people find employment within the hospitality industry. Stephen Kinkead, MD of Winterhalter UK (pictured above) and Glenn Roberts,

Mitchells & Butlers energy chief to outline views on green kitchens

The energy manager at pub and restaurant giant Mitchells & Butlers is among the panellists discussing green kitchens at a special debate taking place at Hotelympia next month. James Sharmen, who oversees energy initiatives at the chain, which operates 1,600 sites, will share his views during a debate entitled ‘The future of Sustainability: What are