CEDA Stronger North and South (Tue 18th Apr 2017)

CEDA’s new Chairman Mark Kendall had the pleasure of announcing the appointment of the two new CEDA Regional Chairs at the association’s recent Annual Conference. WilcoxBurchmore’s Managing Director Cathy Wilcox was voted to take on the Chair of the Southern Region and Kirstin Hatherley, Managing Director of Hatherley Commercial Services, was also voted into the Chair position of the Northern Region.


 Mark Kendall, Cathy Wilcox, Kirstin Hatherley, Chris Keith

“I’m delighted to have Kirstin and Cathy in the Chair roles for CEDA’s regions, and I know they will support our national growth and drive to achieving our goal of having CEDA as the focal point for the best companies in the UK who offer design, specification, installation, service and training for foodservice operations of all kinds. We have our 22 by 2022 strategy already delivering across all our activities from our brand and profile to online training and technical support and I know our two new regional chairs are 110% behind the strategy and will be invaluable in its successful outcomes,” comments Mark Kendall, CEDA Chairman.

Talking about her appointment as new Chair of CEDA’s Northern Region, Kirstin Hatherley, says, “I would like to thank the members for electing me as Northern Region Chair and I look forward to seeing them at regional meetings, and a big thank you to Chris Keith for his service as Northern Region Chair over the last two years. 

“I hope that we can further promote and enhance the benefits for members which will have a positive impact on our businesses, along with raising awareness of CEDA.”

Adding to this, the new Chair of CEDA’s Southern Region, Cathy Wilcox, says “WilcoxBurchmore have been members of CEDA for almost three years and enjoyed the benefits it brings – meeting other quality-driven professionals in our industry is so valuable, and the conferences helps to keep our knowledge bank up-to-date. It is with great pleasure that I take on the role of Southern Regional chair and my objective will be to continue to engage and encourage existing and new members to attend regional meetings and get involved.”

2017 CEDA Conference Proves Excellence by Association (Tue 4th Apr 2017)

CEDA’s 2017 Conference brought together leading associations and individuals connecting them under this year’s theme of ‘Excellence by Association’. Among them were FCSI UK, cedabond, Craft Guild of Chefs, the British Culinary Federation, The Royal Academy of Culinary Arts, Hospitality Action, Commercial Kitchen Show, National Association of Care Catering, Hospital Caterers Association, LACA, TUCO, British Sandwich Association, Nationwide Caterers Association, ENSE, ASSIST FM, ALMR, CESA and Association of Catering Excellence.

New CEDA Documents Smooth Project Handovers (Mon 27th Mar 2017)

To help its members in handing over completed design, installation and commissioning projects CEDA has developed a new Project Handover Certificate supported by a Warranty Schedule and Defects/Snagging list.

E-Learning Takes to the Stage at CEDA Conference (Mon 20th Mar 2017)

The value of E-Learning to CEDA and its membership has risen quickly, especially as time constraints challenge the capability to commit to training in busy work schedules. Overcoming this challenge CEDA has formed a successful E-Learning partnership with Maguire Training and Maguire’s Director of E-Learning, Andy Stopps, will talk to delegates at CEDA’s Annual Conference Business Day on 31 March in a seminar on getting the maximum benefit from E-Learning.

CEDA Members Report Strong Sales to January (Mon 13th Mar 2017)

The most recent Confidence Survey completed by CEDA Members shows that almost 56% enjoyed stronger sales for the year up to January when compared to the previous year.

Paul Goodale Returns as CEDA Conference Host (Mon 13th Mar 2017)

Internationally renowned restaurateur and designer Paul Goodale is returning for a third year to host the CEDA Conference Networking/Cedabond Dinner, Gala Dinner and Grand Prix Awards at the Crowne Plaza Hotel, Heythrop Park on 30 and 31 March.

Recipe for Excellence at CEDA Conference (Mon 27th Feb 2017)

Linking directly to the CEDA 2017 Conference theme of 'Excellence by Association' , two of the UK’s leading culinary associations, the Craft Guild of Chefs and British Culinary Federation, will have their chairmen Lee Maycock and Matt Davies leading in the kitchen to prepare the CEDA Networking/Cedabond Awards Dinner for the conference on the 30 March.

CEDA Supports British Water FOG Conference (Mon 20th Feb 2017)

CEDA is a key supporter of British Water’s Fats Oils and Grease (FOG) Conference being held at Cranfield University on Wednesday 15 March. The conference aims to highlight the latest issues and technology solutions around the growing burden of FOG in the sewer system.

OMG Excellence in Marketing at CEDA Conference (Thu 16th Feb 2017)

The 2017 CEDA Conference Business Day will end on 31 March with a final keynote session from the master of OMG Marketing Geoff Ramm.

Scams Warning from CEDA (Mon 13th Feb 2017)

CEDA has received contact from several Members and Partners in recent weeks highlighting a number of scams designed to obtain goods without payment.