Williams sponsor Grab & Go Awards

Williams were proud sponsors at the recent Grab & Go Awards held at the London Art House presenting the Award for Group Operator of the Year.

Photo: Malcolm Harling (Williams Sales & Marketing Director) and Maria Bracken (Deputy Editor of Lunch Business) present Phil Clerkin and Paul Bates of Talkington Bates with their award for Group Operator of the Year.

Williams were proud sponsors at the recent Grab & Go Awards held at the London Art House. Malcolm Harling, Sales and Marketing Director of Williams Refrigeration presented the Award for Group Operator of the Year to Phil Clerkin and Paul Bates of Talkington Bates.

Industry experts gathered at the Art House in London, just five minutes away from the Business Design Centre where the Lunch! Show was being held, to celebrate the first ever Lunch Business Grab & Go Awards (20th September).

The evening kicked off with a drinks and canapé reception followed by the awards presentation and time to celebrate and network with industry peers.

Each category was judged by Martyn Herriott from the Beverage Standards Association, Peter Backman from Horizons and Sophie Elwes from the Sustainable Restaurant Association.

Maria Bracken, deputy editor of Lunch Business, commented on the evening:

“The food to go industry is such a growing, dynamic market, and it is a pleasure to be able to reward the individuals and companies in this industry that have really made a difference.

We launched these awards so we could recognise and reward those that have really excelled in this thriving marketplace. We have definitely achieved this through these winners.”

She added: “The launch of these awards was a great success and I look forward to growing this event next year.”

The winners were:

Group Operator of the Year
Talkington Bates

Best Coffee Experience
Ozone Coffee Roasters

Best Independent Outlet

Best Lunchtime Menu
Greengoat Food Company

Best Tea Experience
Tea Monkey Ltd

Contract Catering Grab & Go Concept

Corporate Social Responsibility
Bartlett Mitchell

Group Area Manager of the Year
Keith Dawe, Catermasters

Group Outlet Manager of the Year
David Cook, Cavendish Pavilion

Independent Manager of the Year
Daniel Land & Jeremy Sanders, Coco di Mama

Innovation Award
Solaris Teas

Marketing Award

Special Award
Vincent McKevitt, Tossed