CATEX 2017 Proves a Worthy Investment

24 February 2017

Catex Boys

Hot on the heels of exhibiting at the Great Hospitality Show, First Choice Group has, this week, been showcasing its range of unique products and services to the industry elite at CATEX 2017. The three-day foodservice showpiece, which regularly attracts tens of thousands of visitors from across the world, started on Tuesday at the RDS Simmonscourt in Dublin.

National Sales Manager, Neil Vincent, was joined on the First Choice Group stand by Area Sales Manager for the North & Ireland, David Fletcher. Over the course of the week both were visited by esteemed manufacturers like Rational, Lainox and Meile as well as renowned distributors such as JD Catering, KBR and Murco. First Choice also engaged with a total of 29 trade visitors, leading to 35 potential new business leads.

“Overall the show was a great success for First Choice Group,” said Neil.“It provided good value for money as we were able to reach a lot of people for a relatively low cost.”

Ireland’s biggest foodservice event this year featured a raft of new exhibitors and attractions such as the Contract Caterers’ Culinary Challenge and Chef’s Choice Pavilion. The flagship event is organised by the Irish Foodservice Suppliers Alliance (IFSA) to celebrate the country’s dynamic foodservice industry and increasingly competitive market.

First Choice Group Director, John Whitehouse, said: “CATEX offers an exceptional opportunity for us to meet with thousands of customers in the space of just three days. Showcasing our range of catering and refrigeration spares as well as the gas engineer training courses we run through Combico UK, it is, for companies in the foodservice and hospitality sectors, an essential event for generating new business and meeting customers.”

Published : 24 February 2017 10:37