Family-run Catering Equipment Manufacturer Shortlisted for Prestigious Award

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A Gloucester-based catering equipment manufacturer has started the new year with a bang after being shortlisted as a finalist in the prestigious Family Business of the Year Awards 2019.

Target Catering Equipment has been shortlisted in the ‘South and South West’ category of the acclaimed awards and will now come up against 13 of the region’s elite family-run businesses for the coveted accolade.

The firm, which was founded in 1988 by David Pedrette and his wife Elizabeth, has been producing quality, bespoke catering equipment to the food service industry for over 30 years.

The business is currently run by two generations of the family, with David as Managing Director, his wife as Financial Director, and their daughters Charlotte and Nicola as General Manager and Marketing Manager.

David said; “We’re absolutely delighted to have been shortlisted as a finalist in the Family Business of the Year Awards 2019. We’re celebrating turning 31 this year, so it’s a great way to start 2019!

“We’ve reached several key milestones over our long and proud history in Gloucester and consider the city and county a pivotal part of our journey. In fact, we’re the only family-run business to be representing Gloucestershire in these awards, which is an absolute honour.”

Target are widely known for their commercial induction ranges, which have been recognised as highly sustainable products by industry body CESA/FCSI and the Carbon Trust. Because of this, Target has helped to deliver thousands of pounds worth of Carbon Trust grant funding to its clients, which has assisted them in the purchase of equipment.

Target also design complete commercial kitchens, including kitchen ventilation systems and has assisted customers with overcoming difficult ventilation and equipment issues that have caused contractual problems and require compliance with strict planning and DEFRA guidelines.

David added; “Having started out as Pedrette Engineering in the late 80’s following a career as a merchant navy engineering officer, it’s been quite the roller-coaster journey, and has been made that extra bit special by having my family by my side throughout.

“I’d also like to thank all of our loyal and new customers who have supported us over 31 incredible years. From the high street restaurants to the aircraft carriers we’ve installed our equipment in, it’s because of you we’re able to enter these incredible awards.”

The Family Business of the Year Awards are organised by Family Business United, the award-winning magazine and resource centre that champions and celebrates the family business sector.

Now in their seventh year, the awards recognise the diversity, strength and depth of family firms across the UK and seek to highlight the contribution that family firms make to the UK economy. Previous winners of the South and South West category include Thatchers Cider, Westons Cider, Brend Hotels and Hoburne Holiday Parks.

An elite judging panel will pick the overall winners which will be announced at a glitzy awards ceremony at The May Fair Hotel, London, on Thursday, 6th June.

As part of the shortlisting, Target Catering Equipment has automatically been enrolled in The People’s Choice Awards 2019, which is based on votes. More information on how to vote will be revealed in due course.

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British Catering Equipment Manufacturer 'Highly Commended' at Prestigious Industry Awards

CESA Sustainable Catering Equipment Award 2018 Highly Commended - Target Catering Equipment  Photo Credit:  Catering Insight

CESA Sustainable Catering Equipment Award 2018 Highly Commended - Target Catering Equipment

Photo Credit: Catering Insight

A Gloucester-based catering equipment manufacturer was ‘highly commended’ at the prestigious Catering Equipment Suppliers’ Association (CESA) Awards 2018.

Target Catering Equipment, which has been producing quality, bespoke catering equipment to the foodservice industry for over 30 years, was highly commended in the ‘Sustainable Catering Equipment Award’ for being a leading British manufacturer of sustainable Carbon Trust accredited catering equipment.

The family-run business was praised for its sustainable induction ranges, specifically the TR-E+ induction range, during a glitzy gala dinner at the De Vere Cotswold Water Park on Thursday, November 15th.

The TR-E+ model incorporates heavy duty 4 zone induction hob, an induction plancha convection oven which provides ultimate energy efficiency within the commercial kitchen.

David Pedrette, managing director at Target Catering Equipment, said “We’re thrilled to have been highly commended in the Sustainable Catering Equipment category at the CESA Awards 2018.

“It was a fantastic event and we certainly enjoyed hearing the success stories of our fellow industry professionals. Sustainability is a very important part of our ethos here at Target, so to be recognised as a UK leader in manufacturing sustainable Carbon Trust accredited catering equipment is truly incredible.”

Target Catering Equipment has helped to deliver Carbon Trust - Green Business Funding to its clients as a accredited Carbon Trust supplier, and has also assisted customers with overcoming difficult ventilation and equipment issues that have caused contractual problems and require compliance with strict planning and DEFRA guidelines.

As a result of investing in CAD software and hardware to deliver complete 3D designs, its design and consultancy services are now being engaged by international companies - specifically China.

With eighty years of expertise, CESA is the catering equipment industry’s largest trade organisation, offering privileged access to a wide business network.

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