Aqua Cure Renew ceda Membership for 2018

Aqua Cure are delighted to have renewed their membership of ceda as a Silver Partner and are looking forward to contributing to the membership's combined industry expertise.

As dedicated water purity experts Aqua Cure have over 25 years’ experience in water treatment and can help prevent scale related inefficiency and maintenance issues in coffee machines, ice machines, convection/combi ovens, warewashers and water boilers.

Whatever the nature of your business, whether food, hot/cold drinks etc, the quality of the water going into your equipment has a huge effect on the quality of your end product and your running costs. Deposits of hard minerals such as calcium can build up inside your equipment in the form of limescale and this can block internal waterways and affect the efficiency of heating elements and evaporator plates. In fact, British Water estimate that just 1.6mm of scale can cause a 12% loss in heat transfer.

Limescale is very difficult to remove once it has formed and preventing scale by treating your feed water is often a lot easier and more cost effective than using corrosive liquid descalers.

With a wide range of ‘whole kitchen’ treatment solutions from Pentair Everpure and BanHard, Aqua Cure have solutions to suit all budgets, flow rates and water types.

For further information and to see what Aqua Cure can do for you in terms of saving you money and preventing equipment down-time in your commercial kitchen call 01704 516916 or visit www.aquacure.co.uk.


The Helpdesk, your new ceda Member Q&A service

As part of our re-branding and new website design, we have renamed ‘ceda Members – Your Help Required’ to ‘The Helpdesk’.

How it works

A Member can send their enquiries to ceda Office Manager, Fiona Mason so that she can then liaise with the wider ceda Membership and ask for their advice and recommendations on your behalf. Upon receiving Member replies, Fiona forwards them on to the Member who made the enquiry, and also updates ‘The Helpdesk’ section of the Members Area of the ceda website. All questions and answers are displayed anonymously so as to respect the privacy of Members and their customers. The answer often helps subsequent Members facing similar queries or experiences and acts as a valuable resource to the entire ceda Membership.

If you have a question for, or need advice from, your fellow ceda Members, please email your query to fiona@ceda.co.uk.

 


Commercial Kitchen 2018 VIP invitation for ceda Members

Commercial Kitchen - the Kitchen Equipment, Services & Design Show - is back for 2018!

The event takes place at the NEC, Birmingham on 5th & 6th June 2018.

As Lead Partners of the show, we have arranged a VIP ticket for ceda Members to enjoy.

Below is the link and exclusive code for ceda members:

Link: commercialkitchenshow.co.uk/vipinvite

Code: CKVP2


ceda Silver Partner LF Spare Parts Ltd achieve safety and environment certifications

ceda are pleased to share the news that Silver Partner LF Spare Parts Ltd have received two TÜV certificates.

The attention to quality at every level of its organization has led LF to achieve two important new certifications.

In addition to the reconfirming the UNI EN ISO 9001:2015 - Quality Management System Certification and the EAC - Eurasian Conformity Certification, which allows LF to sell in EAC member countries (Russian Federation included), LF has recently achieved:

The BS OHSAS 18001:2007 certification for the Management of workers' health and safety. This was awarded thanks to responsible risk control and to LF's commitment to constantly increase health and safety in the workplace, in order to protect staff from possible dangers.

The UNI EN ISO 14001:2015 Environmental Management System certification, which attests the company's commitment to protecting the environment, preventing pollution, reducing the waste quantity and the consumption of energy and materials.

The achievement of the new certifications represents a further step in the process of creating quality, monitoring and improvements at LF, for the benefit of employees and the service offered to all customers.

For further information email info@lfspareparts.co.uk or visit www.lfspareparts724.co.uk.


Your exclusive invite to the Hotelympia Premier Club

We have agreed with the organisers of Hotelympia that all ceda Members registering to attend can have VIP access to The Premier Club.

To register for The Premier Club, follow the link: hotelympia.reg.buzz and input the code: CEDAVIP.

Hotelympia is the UK's market leading hospitality and foodservice event and takes place this year, from 5th to 8th March 2018 at ExCeL London.

 


Industry Health & Well-being Walk

ceda Silver Partners, James Connolly of Celltherm Coldrooms Ltd and Steve Holland of Foster Refrigerator, along with ceda Member, Nick Archer of Archer Catering Systems Ltd, have organised an industry Health & Well-being Walk.

On the back of the premise that they “spend far too much time in the bar”, Connolly and Holland have come up with the walk initiative as a healthier way for the industry to meet and network. They invite ceda Members to join them on the walk on Saturday 10th February from Mam Tor near Castleton in the Peak District.

Details of the walk:

Date: Saturday 10th February 2018. Meet at 9:30am for a 10am set-off.

Location: Mam Tor, Castleton, Hope Valley. 8.5 miles (1696 feet high at the summit) and graded as moderate.

It should be within the realms of the majority of people given the defined route and a proper walking track, but we will wait for everyone and break into groups according to the pace that is set on the day.

Light refreshments and food, before the off and arrival back at Castleton, will be served.

There is a limit of around 50 people for the walk. Anybody wishing to take part can get the full itinerary and sign up by emailing james@celltherm.co.uk.

We hope ceda Members will be able to attend and take the opportunity to do some networking whilst getting some exercise!

 


Adande Refrigeration at Casual Dining 2018

Welcoming in 2018, ceda Silver Partner Adande are delighted to introduce new recruits to their popular Sales Team at the Casual Dining Show held at the Business Design Centre, London 21-22 February 2018.

Introducing Richard Clark (formerly at Frima who joins the team as National Account Manager) and Lloyd Matthews (formerly Roller Grill UK Ltd taking up the role of Regional Sales Manager) and who will be on the Stand M433 at Casual Dining 2018.

With the launch of the Adande Combi Oven Stand now available for both Rear and Side Engine drawers, there’s an opportunity to see the product demonstrated on the stand:

  • The Combi Stand allows the user to load chilled/frozen products from Adande drawer directly on to 1/1 GN cooking pans and place into a 6 Grid combi oven above.
  • When cooking is done, simply remove pans and place on to the telescopic pull-out shelf. Ideal for preparation of products such as cookies, pastries, bread, etc.
  • Adjustable aluminium feet for uneven floor surfaces.

Another product of interest new to the market are the Adande Fryer Stations. Available for the both the Compact and Drawer products for frozen food storage situated right next to the deep fryer:

    • Allows chilled/frozen products to be loaded direct from Adande drawer into baskets prior to loading into
    • fryers.
    • Allows storage of cooked products when they have been taken out of fryer.
    • Drip tray collects cooking fat/liquid drips & is easily removable for cleaning.
    • Drip tray is removable for cleaning.

Those unfamiliar with Adande drawer products are invited to attend and find out more about the range of patented ‘Hold the Cold®’ technology drawers that have made the grade to be listed on the prestigious Topten.eu Best Products of Europe portal for their amazing energy-efficiency.

These selected Adande products carry the prestigious logo:

For Storage Counter Freezers
Adande VCS R2 Drawer Side Engine
Adande VCR R2 Drawer Rear Engine
Adande VCM R2 Matchbox
Adande VLS R2 Shallow Drawer
Adande VCC R2 Compact

Storage Counter Refrigerators
Adande HCS R2 Side Engine A+ Fridge
Adande HCR R2 Rear Engine A+ Fridge
The A+ Fridge is currently the most energy efficient commercial refrigerator in Europe!

Karl Hodgson, Adande’s Sales Director, said “It’s great to be back at Casual Dining and to introduce new people and new products to the Adande mix. We have great products for this market sector and our modular customisation allows for the perfect solution to customer requirements. So allow us to configure the most cost-effective, productive and ergonomic means for your unique operation and benefit more from our ‘Hold the Cold®’ technology with its unique energy saving and remarkable food quality features.”


ceda supporting the sector following the Carillion crisis

Catering trade association ceda have offered their support to foodservice sector companies affected by the liquidation of construction giant Carillion, announced on Monday.

The news sent shockwaves through the construction industry, its supply chain and the nation. Build UK, the leading representative organisation for the UK construction industry, has thrown its weight behind the Carillion supply chain and is representing their needs in on-going talks directly with Government, attending a meeting with the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy on Monday.

As a founding member of Build UK, and the only Association member specific to the foodservice industry, ceda are able to feed into these discussions and represent those companies in the foodservice sector affected by Carillion’s collapse.

In pledging his organisation’s assistance, ceda Director General Adam Mason said, “As the fallout from the Carillion collapse dominates the political agenda, our unique position within the Build UK membership, places us at the forefront for any foodservice business now facing uncertain times. We are a direct route to help and support and this week to date we have been in regular communication with Members but we call on any business in the sector, ceda Members or not, who are, or feel they may be, affected by the Carillion crisis to get in touch.

“The immediate concerns and actions are with those businesses in our sector directly affected by the Carillion liquidation, but beyond that we will continue to work with Build UK to highlight that the construction business model needs to change as current conditions, payment terms and operating margins are not sustainable.”


New ceda website launches

As part of our re-brand and ongoing marketing plans, we have launched a brand new, customer-focused website

We announced last year, the appointment of Creation ADM as our new PR and marketing partners. Since then they have been busy creating a brand new website for us that reflects the ceda values and our direction for the future.

Whilst you will find familiar content from the old website, you’ll see a vast improvement in the aesthetics and functionality of the site. The front end of the website is designed to attract end-users, operators and customers to learn more about the work that ceda and ceda Members do, as well as connecting them with ceda Members.

Some of the changes are subtle yet important in the consistency we are trying to achieve across all our marketing efforts whether it be social media, email newsletters, exhibition banners, our new pin badges and our print correspondence.

The new ceda branding that we unveiled last year takes centre stage on the new site. Part of this included coloured categories; design (green), equipment (red) and projects (orange) which you’ll see implemented across the website.

Navigation on the desktop site takes the form of graphical icons, again in the new corporate colours, to bring to life and add interest to the content. The biggest change is a more streamlined and user-friendly ‘Find A Specialist’ section. We know this is one of the most used functions of the website and so we’ve given it greater gravitas by making it the second navigation menu item. Once on the page itself, the way you search for Members is more robust, and the results more specific. You’ll enter sector, service, and region requirements to bring you the most targeted results possible. Try it for yourself: Ask A Specialist.

Whilst we’re talking about finding Members, Creation have asked us, to ask you, to consider updating your profile on the ceda website. Please take some time to review your content and send us any updates. Quite a few of you are missing images and logos. We really need this content to show you off as best as possible.

Another highlight of the new website is the Gallery. Here we want to build up a visual representation of impressive Member projects to highlight your successes and bring together the best of ceda. We’ve made a start by including the most recent ceda Grand Prix winners, but we need more! Please send us up to 6 high quality images and approx 200 words of projects you’ve been involved in, for consideration. Please email marketing@ceda.co.uk.

In the Members Area, you will find the same comprehensive amount of technical documentation, details on services, how to make the most of using the ceda brand and up to date industry information as well as a link to the E-Learning platform. You will be able to submit your entries for the Grand Prix Awards here too. We hope you’ll find this content of use.

We’re really pleased with the new site and believe it showcases the ceda brand and what it means to be a ceda Member in 2018 and beyond.

Please take some time to explore and familiarise yourself with the site; it will be a valuable tool for you during your Membership. If you have any questions, do not hesitate to get in touch. We look forward to any feedback you may have – positive or constructive.


ceda welcomes new member: Willis Jenkins Ltd

We're pleased to welcome our first new ceda Member for 2018!

Willis Jenkins Ltd offer complete kitchen solutions to the commercial catering industry.

Covering design, supply and installation, they provide a turnkey solution with an aim to provide the best solutions for every project whether it be for a restaurant, bar, school or contract caterer, single item or entire kitchen.

John Eaton of Willis Jenkins Ltd, offered their reasons for joining, "We have known about ceda for a number of years but never considered it to be something we should be a part of, however with increased demands placed upon our technical and legislative knowledge we felt that ceda offered a comprehensive support package to keep us up to date and in a position to answer our clients needs.

We’re thrilled to learn that news of our support services are spreading and directly influencing new Members to join! Here’s to many more new Members in 2018 as we continue to grow the brand, and shine a light on our industry.