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Bunzl Catering & Hospitality Division headline sponsor of Cateys 2017

Thursday July 6, 2017

In the first such alliance since the Cateys began in 1984, Bunzl Catering & Hospitality Division partnered with The Caterer to become headline sponsor of the Cateys, an event that is considered the Oscars of the hospitality industry.

The prestigious awards took place at Grosvenor House, a JW Marriott Hotel, on the 4 July, and showcased the highest achievers and most inspirational performers in the industry.

As well as headline sponsorship, Bunzl Catering & Hospitality Division sponsored two individual awards: Hotel of the Year – Group and Restaurateur of the Year – Group. Our congratulations go to Rosewood London for winning Hotel of the Year – Group, and to Jason Atherton for winning Restaurateur of the Year – Group.

Bunzl Catering & Hospitality Division managing director Matt Johnson said: “We’re proud to be headline sponsors of the 2017 Cateys, as well as sponsoring individual awards: Hotel of the Year – Group and Restaurateur of the Year – Group. Having been involved in judging these awards in previous years, I can personally appreciate what an achievement it is to win. Being awarded a Catey is a very special honour, as recipients are nominated, selected and rewarded by their peers.

“We recognise the Cateys 2017 as the flagship awards in the industry, synonymous with quality and achievement, we’re delighted to be playing such a big part in supporting the awards this year.”

Mark Lewis, Publisher of The Caterer added: “I’m delighted to welcome Bunzl Catering and Hospitality Division on-board as headline sponsor for the 2017 Cateys. The two brands have a long history of collaboration and partnership, they are the natural choice to join us in hosting the most recognised and respected awards in the UK hospitality industry. We are grateful to Bunzl Catering & Hospitality Division for their ongoing support.”

Bunzl Catering & Hospitality Division is the longest established provider of non-food supplies to the catering and hospitality industry. The division’s seven businesses: Bunzl Catering Supplies, Lockhart Catering Equipment, WK Thomas, Continental Chef Supplies, Buwier, Bunzl Guest Amenities and Thompson Medd Christmas, combine to deliver a focused and unrivalled product and service offer to the market.

Like the Cateys awards, where recognition is awarded to both new and established talent across multiple awards, our division recognises that expertise and commitment are required across multiple product categories, which is why our seven distinct businesses each reflect a different area of product expertise.

Our businesses offer the largest range of light and heavy catering equipment for front and back of house – everything from catering disposables, hygiene paper, cleaning and janitorial products, to in-room guest amenities, speciality festive products and a full design service that includes planning, construction and installation.

In collaboration, Bunzl’s collectively distinct catering and hospitality businesses are focused on delivering the highest level of care and expertise to its customers, creating tailored, focussed solutions that allow you to deliver the greatest hospitality to your customers.

The full list of winners:

Best Marketing Campaign, sponsored by Amadeus

Manager of the Year, sponsored by Melitta
Andrew Foulkes, Abbey Bath

Best Use of Technology, sponsored by Sky

Accessibility Award, sponsored by Bespoke Hotels
Todsworthy Farm Holidays

Newcomer Award, sponsored by Hotelympia
Mark Jarvis, Anglo, London

Menu of the Year, sponsored by Quorn
The Ninth, London

Sustainable Business Award, sponsored by Nestlé Professional
The Oakley Court, Windsor, Berkshire

Pub and Bar Award, sponsored by Britvic
Chris Hill, the New World Trading Company

Restaurateur of the Year – Independent, sponsored by OpenTable
Nathan Outlaw

Restaurateur of the Year – Group, sponsored by Bunzl Catering & Hospitality Division
Jason Atherton, the Social Company

International Outstanding Achievement Award, sponsored by Castello Del Nero
Isadore Sharp, founder, Four Seasons

Best Employer Award, sponsored by Amadeus
Firmdale Hotels

Wine and Spirit Ambassador Award, sponsored by Searcys
Craig Bancroft, Northcote

Health and Nutrition Award, sponsored by Charlton House
Food Cardiff, Education Catering, Cardiff Council

Public Sector Award, sponsored by Premier Foods
Vic Laws, director, AVL Consultancy

Education and Training Award, sponsored by Bidfood
Kulsum Hussin, Welcome Skills

Hotel of the Year – Group, sponsored by Bunzl Catering & Hospitality Division
Rosewood London

Hotel of the Year – Independent, sponsored by Sky
The Beaumont, London

Foodservice Caterer Award, sponsored by Zenith Hygiene
Paul Hurren, Lusso Catering

Chef Award, sponsored by Craft Guild of Chefs
Tom Kerridge

Special Award, sponsored by Johnsons Stalbridge
John Williams, Ritz London

Lifetime Achievement Award, sponsored by PSL – The Food Professionals
Sir Terence Conran