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Big buyers out in force at Commercial Kitchen 2017

Commercial Kitchen, the multi-award nominated trade show for the UK’s catering equipment industry, enjoyed a very successful second edition at the NEC Birmingham last week – welcoming 1,775 attendees over 6-7 June. The positive increase in attendance for 2017 included an 18% rise in the number of big spenders at the show (buyers with over […]

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Innovation Challenge Awards: The results

Four Commercial Kitchen exhibitors struck gold today – winning coveted Innovation Challenge Awards at the show. Ten finalists (chosen by popular visitor vote yesterday from 22 entries this year) took turns to impress the judges in the live pitching session this morning. Those judges included James Douglas, co-founder of Red’s True Barbecue; Julian Edwards, chairman […]

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Commercial Kitchen 2017: Second day highlights

If you weren’t able to attend Commercial Kitchen yesterday, there’s still plenty of great content to enjoy today – including panels featuring CEDA, The ALMR, FCSI, The Hospital Caterers Association, Nando’s, MEATliquor, and Red’s True Barbecue, plus the results of the 2017 Innovation Challenge Awards. Keynote highlights include: Partners in health – the hospital kitchen panel: Iain Robertson, hotel […]

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Innovation Challenge Awards: The votes are in!

Commercial Kitchen visitors were busy casting their votes today at the Innovation Challenge Awards Gallery.  Their top-picks (ten in all) have now been shortlisted for tomorrow’s Innovation Challenge Live ‘pitching’ session, taking place at 11.45am in the Keynote Theatre. Exhibitors hoping their products will come away with a coveted ‘Gold Award’ will need to impress this year’s judges […]

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Commercial Kitchen 2017 opens today

Commercial Kitchen opens at 10am today at NEC Birmingham (hall 8).  The two day show, taking place over 6-7 June, will bring together 2,000 catering equipment buyers, specifiers, distributors, and consultants with over 80 leading exhibitors. Today’s free seminar highlights include (in running order): How to make your kitchen more sustainable: Henry Unwin, sustainability manager at Nando’s; […]

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Commercial Kitchen 2017 opens at the NEC tomorrow

Commercial Kitchen, the multi-award nominated trade show for the UK’s catering equipment industry, returns to the NEC Birmingham this week.  Doors open tomorrow at 10am, with over 2,000 attendees expected over 6-7 June. Reflecting the show’s broad appeal, representatives from well-known brands such as Pret, EAT., Costa, Subway, Sainsbury’s, Tesco, Debenhams, Pizza Hut, Nando’s, Casual […]

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Commercial Kitchen 2017 to showcase the latest kitchen innovations & ideas

Commercial Kitchen, which returns to the NEC Birmingham on 6-7 June, has confirmed its Innovation Challenge Awards entries for 2017.  The awards recognise the best new catering equipment, devices and tech for kitchens of the year. Middleby UK, Electrolux Professional, Interflow UK, rexmartins, RATIONAL UK, and TME Thermometers are among the 22 manufacturers and suppliers […]

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Exhibitor Q&A: Meiko UK

Next up in our new Q&A series is Meiko UK.  Here’s managing director Paul Anderson talking about what they’ll be promoting at the show next week. Why is Commercial Kitchen an unmissable opportunity for Meiko? The decision to partake was an easy one.  Having attended the first inaugural event, I was pleased with the quality of visitors […]

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Celebrity chef Vivek Singh confirmed for Commercial Kitchen Keynote Q&A

The Cinnamon Collection’s executive chef and founder Vivek Singh has been confirmed for a headline Keynote Q&A at Commercial Kitchen 2017. The UK’s only dedicated event for catering equipment buyers and suppliers returns to the NEC Birmingham next month, on 6-7 June. Singh’s ‘in conversation’ session, with fellow chef and restaurant consultant Jay Morjaria, is […]

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Commercial Kitchen up for two best trade show awards

With just over three weeks to go until doors open for its second edition, Commercial Kitchen has been shortlisted for ‘Best Tradeshow Launch’ and ‘Best Tradeshow under 2,000sqm’ by the Association of Event Organisers, in its hotly contested annual Excellence Awards. The first dedicated trade show for the UK’s entire commercial kitchen industry, Commercial Kitchen […]

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Commercial Kitchen previews new products for 2017

With exhibition space filling up fast, Commercial Kitchen 2017 has released its first preview of some of the new products on show at the NEC Birmingham next month, on 6-7 June. The UK’s only dedicated trade event for the commercial kitchen industry will feature 100 companies exhibiting the complete range of innovative equipment, devices and […]

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Exhibitor Q&A: Sterling Foodservice Design

Next up in our new Q&A series is with award-winning foodservice design consultants Sterling Foodservice Design.  Here’s managing partner Andrew Powis FIH talking about what they’ll be promoting at the show in June. Why is Commercial Kitchen an unmissable opportunity for Sterling Foodservice Design? Having been only visitors in the past to the show we were impressed by […]

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Exhibitor Q&A: Middleby UK

Next up in our new Q&A series is one of the show’s founding exhibitors – Middleby UK.  Here’s sales director Kenny Smith talking about some of the products they’ll be promoting at the show in June. Tell us about your exhibiting experience at Commercial Kitchen 2016? Commercial Kitchen was a great success and we were very […]

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Commercial Kitchen show announces its first speakers for 2017

Commercial Kitchen – the UK’s only dedicated trade show for the catering equipment industry – has announced its first speakers and new panel sessions for 2017. Returning to the NEC Birmingham on 6-7 June, the show’s Keynote Theatre will host ten expert panels, plus a series of exclusive interviews and Keynotes. Among the big names […]

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Commercial Kitchen unveils its initial exhibitor list for 2017

Commercial Kitchen has released an initial exhibitor list for its 2017 event.  The UK’s only dedicated trade event for the entire commercial kitchen industry will return to the NEC Birmingham on 6-7 June, with 100 exhibiting companies showcasing the complete range of innovative equipment, devices and services required to run, refurbish or build a commercial […]

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Commercial Kitchen gains further association support

Commercial Kitchen’s organiser, Diversified Communications UK, is delighted to confirm that CEDA (the Catering Equipment Distributors Association), which has supported the show since its inception, will continue in its pivotal role of lead partner. The Foodservice Consultants Society International (FCSI) has also been announced as a new association partner, further strengthening the show’s industry support […]

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Commercial Kitchen shortlisted for top marketing award

Following its highly successful launch last year, Commercial Kitchen, organised by Diversified Communications UK, has been named as a finalist in the Exhibition News Awards 2017. The event is up for ‘Best Trade Show Marketing Campaign’ – the first Diversified UK launch to be shortlisted in this category. Attracting over 1,700 attendees to its first […]

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Exhibitor Q&A: Carpigiani

Carpigiani UK is our first exhibitor to be featured in this new series of Q&As.  Here’s sales director Scott Duncan explaining why choosing to exhibit at Commercial Kitchen was a “no-brainer”. Why is Commercial Kitchen an unmissable opportunity for Carpigiani? The initial attraction to attend Commercial Kitchen was the feedback we received from speaking with other […]

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