Community creatives of Battersea embrace JR’s quirky finance

Community creatives of Battersea embrace JR’s quirky finance. In the shadow of the towering chimneys of Battersea Power Station lies the historic Battersea Arts Centre, a place with a radical history, inclusive spaces where communities, artists and audiences can creatively connect. A space which holds the world’s first Relaxed Venue. Aiming to embed inclusivity, accessibility … Read more

This week saw the very first trade expo specifically dedicated to the commercial kitchen industry; The Commercial Kitchen Show, supported by CEDA. The brilliant new event was hosted at Birmingham’s NEC, attracting 80 different exhibitors and hundreds of visitors. We sent Mark, Ian and David along to see what all the fuss was about…
The event had an incredible seminar programme, kicking off on Tuesday morning with an incredible panel of industry experts, discussing the real factors responsible for driving up the costs of the kitchen, and offering best practice tips to combat the hidden expense. The debate was followed by seminars from a range of different roles within the sector, including speakers Clare Nicholls (Editor of Catering Insight), Matt Rowlands (Director at CEDA), Peter Woods (Exec Head Chef of London’s Corinthia) and many, many more.

We sent our Catering Account Managers, Ian and Dave, to the CEDA Conference last week. The two-day event was hosted at the fantastic venue of Hilton St. George’s Park in Burton-upon-Trent.
St. George’s Park sees the CEDA Conference return for a second year, after previously hosting the event in 2014. The venue is also known as the home of English football- another fantastic talking point for attendees.

It’s not often we mention friends of ours who do fundraising, so when Peter Kitchin from C&C Catering Equipment Ltd got in touch and told us about his latest challenge, we knew we had to shout about it and get some support behind him.
Peter and Matt Kitchin will be taking on one of the biggest physical challenges you can in this country – climbing the 1,085 metre tall Mount Snowdon, in Wales to raise funds for their local village church, St. Albans.

Johnson Reed will be meeting up with the key decision makers in the Hospitality Industry for the annual Catering Equipment Distribution Association (CEDA) conference in Oxfordshire.
Our Managing Director Mark Johnson, National Accounts Manager Dave Gadsden and Lease Manager Ian Gage will be networking with top consultants, distributors, representatives and manufacturers over the two-day event.

The fifth annual Commercial Finance Expo is nearly upon us! Set to open on 25th June, doors open at The Pavilion at the NEC Birmingham at 9:30am sharp, letting visitors into the world of commercial finance lenders and funders.

Organised by the NACFB, the National Association of Commercial Finance Brokers, the event is one of the highlights of the commercial finance world.

Growing year on year, the 2014 exhibition promises to have more lenders at the exhibition, with more than 85 exhibiting at the event itself, accounting for the vast majority of the UK funding market. The exhibition is touted as no place for “tyre kickers”, but for lenders and small businesses to meet, discuss their finance requirements, and find a deal.

In just under 2 months takeaway owners from across the country will descend into London for the biggest takeaway expo in the country. Over 5,000 takeaway owners are expected to attend, and with many business owners and entrepreneurs exhibiting, all trying to pitch for their much sought-after business.

Topics of discussion over the exhibition will include health & safety, restaurant furniture, catering equipment, the growing use of technology, social media, food marketing, franchising, and more.

The 19th consecutive “What’s Cooking? Fish & Chips and Fast Food Exhibition” has been scheduled for 4th March, at The Lowland Hall in the Royal Highland Centre, in Ingliston, Edinburgh. The event, organised by Henry Colbeck Limited, sees over 2,000 visitors attending and usually includes over 500 owners of fish & chip takeaway restaurants from … Read more

The Birmingham Metropole was the place to be on Thursday, 24th November, 2011 to be part of the Annual General Meeting of the NACFB, and Director General, Adam Tyler was proud to announce that the attendance was greater than expected, which resulted in the whole day being considered a huge success. Adam Tyler said: The … Read more

The UK’s largest exhibition for hospitality and foodservice, Hotelympia, will be held at London’s ExCel from 26th February to 1st March 2012, with the aim being “delivering innovation to your hospitality business.” Steve Elliott, Managing Director of Serviceline and a previous Innovation Award finalist said: The Hotelympia Innovation Awards shine a light on new ideas … Read more