People's Vote Really Hits The Target!

Target Catering Equipment - Family Business of the Year

Gloucestershire catering equipment manufacturer crowned winner of the People’s Choice Family Business of the Year for the South & South West at the Family Business of the Year awards 2019.

Target Catering equipment has been served up a treat after being named 2019’s winner of the People’s Choice Family Business of the Year Award for the South and South West of England.

Target Catering Equipment, a second-generation family-run business and sole representative of Gloucestershire at the acclaimed Family Business United awards, came out on top in a public vote against 13 other finalists in the category, which included St Austell Brewery, New Wave Marine and St Bridget Nurseries to name a few.

Picking up the coveted award at a glitzy awards ceremony at The May Fair Hotel, London, on the 6th June, David Pedrette, Founder and Managing Director of Target Catering Equipment, said; “We can’t believe it, we’re still in shock to be completely honest! The fact we won the award from people going out of their way and voting for us is so very humbling. There were some really elite family businesses in this year’s shortlisting, so it makes the win that extra bit special.”

“We work tirelessly to ensure our customers only receive the very best products and I guess this is a way of knowing how much they appreciate our service, it’s an incredible feeling.”

Target Catering Equipment specialises in commercial kitchen design and has been providing quality, bespoke catering equipment to the foodservice industry for over 30 years.

Founded in 1988 by David and his wife Elizabeth, who is the Financial Director, the firm now employs daughters Charlotte and Nicola as General Manager and Marketing Manager respectively.

Target is widely known for its 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 purchasing of equipment.

The Gloucester-based company also designs complete commercial kitchens including kitchen ventilation systems, in addition to assisting customers with overcoming difficult ventilation and equipment issues - which have caused contractual problems and require compliance with strict planning and DEFRA guidelines.

David added; “On behalf of all of us here at Target, we want to say a massive thank you to all those who voted for us. We would also like to thank our extended family, our employees, as we wouldn’t be where we are now without them. All the support from our loyal customers from our hometown in Gloucester and beyond means the world to us.”

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The Family Business 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.

As Paul Andrews, Founder and Managing Director of Family Business United explains; “We created these awards to celebrate the enormous contribution that family businesses make across the UK. Winning one of the People’s Choice awards is truly special as it reflects the view of the public and is determined solely by an online vote. It is always great to receive recognition for your endeavours too.”

“Family firms are the engine room of the UK economy and deserve all the recognition that they can get. Target Catering Equipment are a family firm that is clearly creating the right impression and people showed their support, crowning them the People’s Choice Family Business of the Year for the South and South West 2019.”

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For more information on Family Business United’s Family Business Awards, please visit their website here.

We've been shrtlisted in the Family Business - People's Choice Awards 2019!

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We’re delighted to announce that we’ve been shortlisted as a finalist in the Family United’s 2019 Family Business of the Year Awards; the aim of which is to champion and celebrate the family business sector. As a result of this, we’ve also been shortlisted in the People’s Choice Awards category. Here at Target, we’re a team of expert designers and engineers who’ve been transforming kitchens for the foodservice industry for over 30 years. We install quality stainless steel catering equipment and specialise in induction cooking equipment.

At Target Catering Equipment, we’re a 2nd generation family-run business that was founded by our Managing Director, David Pedrette, and his wife Elizabeth, Financial Director, in 1988. Their two daughters, Charlotte and Nicola, have since become General Manager and Marketing Manager of the business and have been working in the industry for over 10 years. At Target, we’re widely known for our commercial induction ranges, which have been recognised as highly sustainable products by industry body CESA/FCSI and the Carbon Trust. As a result of this, we have been able to assist our clients on being granted thousands of pounds worth of Carbon Trust funding towards sustainable induction cooking equipment.

We regularly design complete commercial kitchens, including kitchen ventilation systems - assisting customers with overcoming difficult ventilation and equipment issues - which require compliance with strict planning and DEFRA guidelines.

Our wide range of manufactured catering equipment appliances include, to name just a few, bespoke stainless-steel tabling, hot cupboards, extraction systems, induction cooking suites and induction wok ranges. Working together as a team, we assess our client’s commercial kitchen requirements, and deliver commercial kitchen designs to meet all current and future needs. We then manufacture, supply and install our state-of-the-art equipment, ensuring that all aspects of a safe and efficient commercial kitchen are delivered.

To view our wide range of products - Please CLICK HERE.

Recognising the diversity, strength and depths of family firms across the UK, the People’s Choice Awards seek to highlight the contribution that family firms make to the UK economy. As the only representative of Gloucestershire in both of these prestigious award categories, we’re proud to be a nominee.

If you have a spare minute and think Target Catering Equipment is worthy of your vote, please head over to the website and vote for us!

Voting for the People’s Choice Award is now open and can be made HERE.

The overall winners will be announced at a glitzy awards ceremony at The May Fair Hotel, London, on Thursday, 6th June.

To find out more about the awards Target Catering Equipment have been shortlisted in, visit https://www.familybusinessunited.com/resources/family-business-of-the-year/