Happy New Year!
3rd January 2020
We’re getting into the festive spirit here at First Choice Group and have decided to take a look back over the jam-packed year we’ve had.
We have had an unforgettable year and we can’t wait to step into the next having achieved so much.
At the start of 2019, we experienced one of our biggest transformations when our training division changed its name from Combico UK to First Choice Group training.
In March, we launched FCTV, our very own news channel on Youtube. Throughout the year, the channel has seen a series of catering related videos from useful ‘how to’ videos for the preventive care of catering equipment from our manufacturing brand partners, to videos on the latest technological innovations. From our First Choice Training division, we have uploaded videos informing viewers about our latest courses and how to book them.
First Choice Group was fortunate enough to attend, as well as host, a number of exciting events throughout the year, including the Public Sector Catering Expo, the ceda conference 2019, the TUCO conference, ENSE conference, the Professional Kitchen Show and the 30th anniversary of the LACA show. We also hosted the Cesa and ceda Service Engineer CPD forum.
We celebrated our 20th anniversary in the summer and have had so much to celebrate since, embracing six new brand partnerships which have joined First Choice Group during 2019, including manufacturers Iglu, Synergy Grill, Middleby UK, Blanco Professional, Crem International and Welbilt.
These companies were all able to gain access to First Choice’s beneficial range of assets and solutions, including an expanded delivery service level and an enhanced UK stock holding on OEM parts and accessories.
It has also been an award winning year for First Choice Group, as we bagged two awards at the ceda conference supplier awards, winning the Light Equipment Accessories & Spares award and the Outstanding Customer Service award.
First Choice also came out top at the Catering Insight Awards ceremony where we won a further two awards, winning the Service and Support award and the Training and Education award.
We’d like to wish all of our clients a Merry Christmas and say a big thank you for supporting us over the last year.