ceda Grand Prix Award Winners 2020

The postponed ceda Grand Prix Awards Ceremony 2020 took place yesterday evening (Thursday 4th March) via video link from a London studio, wrapping up ceda’s first ever Digital Event.

As well as the Project Awards for projects completed in 2019, the ceda Rising Star Award winner was also announced.

Victorious Members included Hatherley Commercial Services Ltd,  Caterware Ltd, TAG Catering Equipment Ltd, Vision Commercial Kitchen and KCCJ Ltd.

Commercial Kitchen’s Chris Brazier was the Awards host, who did an admirable job considering the virtual nature of the event. Nominees were present via video link, and were able to give acceptance speeches, replicating a live Awards ceremony as much as possible. With no live audience and no physical awards to hand over or handshakes with the winners, Chris was able to keep the magic and excitement of the Ceremony alive. ceda’s Adam Mason could think of no-one within the industry better suited for the job. He said, “Chris was the best man for the job. He’s been our first choice for Awards host at the physical conferences for the last few years and I saw no reason to change that for the Digital Event. Chris is lively and engaging by nature and really made the Awards come alive, even via our screens.”

ceda Grand Prix Awards 2020

Judged by experienced industry veterans Ron Neville and John Savage, six categories were up for grabs in the ceda Grand Prix Awards 2020; Design Project Under £50K, Design Project £50K to £200K, Design Project £200K to £500K, Design Project over £500K, Project Management Excellence and Outstanding Customer Service.

The ceda Grand Prix Awards 2020 winners, sponsored by Falcon Foodservice Equipment, are:

Design Project Under £50K – Hatherley Commercial Services Ltd for their project at The Griffin Inn

Design Project £50K to £200K – JOINT WINNERS – Caterware Ltd for their project at The Cottage at Fulham FC AND TAG Catering Equipment Ltd for their project at Brother Marcus at Spitalfields Market

Design Project £200K to £500K – Vision Commercial Kitchen for their project at Lu Ban Liverpool

Design Project Over £500K – KCCJ Ltd for their project at the new Tottenham Hotspur Football Club stadium

Outstanding Customer Service – Tailor Made Catering Equipment Service Ltd for their project at Loungers/Cosy Clubs

Project Management Excellence – TAG Catering Equipment UK Ltd for their project at Studley Castle Hotel

Arguably, the most sought-after award is the Overall winner, and recipient of the Sir Donald Thompson Cup. Chosen from the winners of the six Grand Prix categories, this year’s victory belongs to KCCJ Ltd.

The ceda Rising Star Award celebrates the best new talent in the industry by recognising and rewarding an individual’s outstanding achievement and contribution to the development of a ceda member company. Candidates are nominated by their company and this year’s winner is Katie Brierley of FSW Gas Services.

Summing up the Grand Prix Awards, Adam Mason said, “The final shortlists covered a wide range of projects that our talented Members had carried out in 2019. The common theme among all was excellence. Congratulations to the winners of all the categories and to KCCJ for the overall winner accolade. My personal thanks too to John and Ron for their commitment to judging the awards.”