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At the Heart of Catering Equipment Service

In less than 20 years First Choice Group has established itself as the UK’s unrivalled number one spare parts supplier for the commercial catering industry.

Founded in 1999 and with a reputation for delivery outstanding customer service and efficiency, we work in partnership with all of the industry’s leading brands to offer genuine OEM spares. Operating with a database of more than one-million parts we also service the catering, laundry, coffee and bakery industries.

What sets us apart is the level and range of our knowledge and experience. Based in Cannock, Staffordshire, we employ a workforce of almost 150 qualified and trained staff. In May 2017 we moved to new purpose-built headquarters to help satisfy future ambitions for growth.

We can supply from stock the most diverse range of commonly needed spares in the UK, all available for next day delivery if ordered before 5pm. We also supply a comprehensive range of consumables and tools, something which enables First Choice to be at the heart of the catering equipment service industry.

Having originally diversified into the refrigeration, environmental solutions and engineer training sectors, our success is fuelled further by supplying spares for the laundry, coffee and bakery industries too. This ensures we give our customers in the foodservice industry a wider and more comprehensive service experience.

First Choice Environmental Solutions specialises in solving the problems of food waste in professional kitchens. Working in partnership with leading manufacturers around the world, this division of First Choice can offer new technologies to reduce excess water usage, protect drains from costly FOG build up and eliminate food waste storage and transport issues.

Meanwhile Combico UK is our award winning and nationally acclaimed Ltd training arm. It is certified by Logic Certification to run gas courses and carry out assessments under the Nationally Accredited Certification Scheme for Gas Fitting Operatives (ACS). It caters for both the experienced gas engineer looking to renew ACS qualifications or an engineer that wants training to broaden skill sets.

Our on-site training facilities are second to none, equipped with fully functional professional kitchens which includes the kind of equipment that engineers are familiar with and are likely to come across in their daily work.

Combico UK can also offer pre-learning packs prior to assessments to minimise the amount of time engineers might otherwise unavailable for work in order to pursue training.

First Choice Group has been appointed the exclusive UK spares partner of Parry, MKN, ITV, Küppersbusch, and Granuldisk, and has accounts direct with all of the leading manufacturers, including: Angelo Po, Ali, Bartlett, Bravilor, Dualit, Electrolux, Falcon, Fosters, Hobart, Lincat, Merrychef, Manitowoc, Middleby UK, Rational, Robot Coupe, Valentine, Williams, Zanussi and many others, enabling us to supply genuine manufacturers replacement parts from our own stock.

We recently signed an exclusive master distribution partnership agreement with Adande, market leaders in refrigeration,  meaning we can supply customers with parts from Adande’s impressive itinerary of stock.

First Choice can also supply parts for brands that are no longer in production and has been appointed by Electrolux as its sole authorised spares partner for the supply of parts for the Crypto Peerless and Stott Benham brands. Our general components and tools also come from well known names such as EGO, Draper, Robertshaw, Sit, Tomlinson and the company is the UK partner of LF Catering, one of Europe’s largest suppliers of catering spare parts.

Registered in England & Wales No: 3789633
Registered Office: First Choice Group, Blakeney Way, Kingswood Lakeside, Cannock, Staffordshire, WS11 8LD
Company VAT Registration No: 729 9512 95

At the heart of catering equipment service