Williams Sponsor Independent School Caterer of the Year 2013.

Williams Sponsor Independent School Caterer of the Year 2013

Tuesday 05 November 2013

Photo: (L to R) Malcolm Harling - Williams Sales & Marketing Director; Ceri Ward of the RSA Academy collecting her Independent School Caterer of the Year awardand Jane Renton of ‘EduCatering ‘Magazine

Williams sponsor Independent School Caterer of the Year 2013 at the EDUcatering Excellence Awards.

Williams Refrigeration were proud sponsors of the recently held EDUcatering Excellence Awards 2013 that saw over 380 of the school catering elite gather to pay tribute to those that have exceeded over the past year. The awards were hosted at the luxurious Royal Garden Hotel by Alan Dewberry and Jane Renton, CEO and Editorial Director of EDUcatering respectively.

Sixteen awards were presented in total, with a surprise Special Award presented to John Vincent and Henry Dimbleby for their impressive work launching the School Food Plan.

Williams Sales & Marketing Director, Malcolm Harling presented the Independent School Caterer of the Year award to Ceri Ward of the RSA Academy.

Since becoming an academy five years ago, the RSA has built a range of services that provide students, staff and visitors with healthy, varied and nutritional meals. Through her innovative ideas and an improvement in the quality of the food provision, Ceri has led the school to a meal uptake of 60% - an increase from just 34% five years ago.

Entertainment throughout the evening was provided by a fantastic Schools Got Talent competition with the top prize being scooped by the incredible Hollie Haines.

The Educatering Excellence Awards winners 2013 were:

Special Award – John Vincent & Henry Dimbleby, School Food Plan

Lifetime Achievement Award – Beverley Baker, Surrey Commercial Services

Contract Caterer of the Year - Harrison Contract Catering Services, Harrison Catering Services

District Manager of the Year - Christine Leman, Caterlink

Green Award -Mark Davies, ISS Facility Services Education

Independent School Caterer of the Year - Ceri Ward, RSA Academy

Innovation Award - Cordia Services, Huts

Local Authority Caterer of the Year – Brad Pearce, Plymouth City Council Education Catering Service

Marketing Award – Cordia Marketing, Cordia Services     

Newcomer of the Year Award – David Carrack, Harrogate Grammar School          

Primary School Caterer of the Year – Hazel Forrester, Godinton Primary School

Secondary School Caterer of the Year – Tina Snowden, St. Edmund Arrowsmith Catholic High School       

Self-managed Primary School Caterer of the Year - Cal Shaw, Chestnuts Primary School

Self-managed Secondary School Caterer of the Year – Hayden Hibbert, ACS International Schools

Specialist Manager of the Year - Debbie Heard, Cumbria County Council 

Working in Partnership Award – Shirley Low, Eden Foodservice   


Williams sponsor the Lunch Business Grab & Go Awards

Lexington Catering proudly accept their CSR Award from Malcolm Harling - Williams Sales & Marketing Director; Maria Bracken – Editor of Lunch Business, also pictured (right)

Williams Sponsor the Lunch Business Grab & Go Awards.

The Awards evening began with an informal champagne and canapé reception before the presentations got underway.

Malcolm Harling, Sales and Marketing Director of Williams, presented the prestigious CSR Award to Lexington Catering.

‘We are committed to operating our business in a socially responsible way’, said Rachel Lindner, director in CSR for Lexington, ‘but with a heavy focus on reducing our impact on the environment, rewarding and recognising our people and looking at how we can benefit and work with our local community’.

Malcolm Harling commented ‘It’s a real pleasure to have presented the award to Lexington Catering in recognition of their social responsibility programme, especially as it aligns so well with our own CSR commitment through our Greenlogic initiative’.

The Lunch Business Grab & Go Awards 2013 winners were:

Best Coffee Experience - Café Boscanova

Best Independent Outlet - Cook & Garcia

Best Lunchtime Menu - Kimchee To Go

Best Tea Experience - Eteaket Tea

Contract Catering Grab & Go Concept - Lexington Catering

Corporate Social Responsibility - Lexington Catering

Group Area Manager of the Year - Chole Smith, Lexington Catering

Group Operator of the Year - Marks & Spencer

Group Outlet Manager of the Year - Rhondda Bampfylde, Lexington Catering

Independent Manager of the Year - Jo Kaye, Bites Coffee House

Innovation Award - Paper & Cup

Marketing Award - Vacherin

Special Award - Caffè Nero


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