• Thu. Nov 30th, 2023

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Award Winning North East Design Company goes from Strength to Strength

CaptureAN AWARD-WINNING North East kitchen design company which works at leading hotels and restaurants, has successfully completed a range of top projects, following a company restructure.

Gateshead-based CNG Foodservice Equipment has been recognised nationally for its work in designing and installing kitchens around the UK.

And the company is celebrating a year of major installations, which includes working at a number of leading venues.

The company – set up 14 years ago by professional kitchen specialist, Clive Groom – created the new kitchen at the Spa at Ramside Hall Hotel near Durham and the new Food Hall at Fenwick’s Newcastle store.

CNG also carried out a project for the prestigious Harvey Nichols store in Birmingham as well as for the iconic tearoom chain, Bettys (sic).

“We have had an extremely busy 2015 and restructuring the company and recruiting new members of the team has helped us maintain and grow our reputation in the industry,” said Clive.

“We have won a number of national awards for our work and we are delighted that some of the most prestigious leisure and hospitality operators in the country choose to work with us over many years.”

In previous years CNG has been the overall winner at the CEDA (Catering Equipment Distributors Association) Grand Prix awards for its work, just one of a whole host of awards it has under its belt.

The company has also brought in additional staff with a range of additional experience, including a graduate in interior design and a graduate in engineering, as well as Steve Waterworth, one of the first people in the UK to graduate with a Masters degree in International Hospitality Design and Management Consultancy.

At the same time the company has recruited two more key account managers, one of whom is former client Adrian Watson who has both management and head chef experience at Michelin star level, along with a former chef who has more than 25 years’ experience in the equipment industry.

The company has also invested in technology, introducing new design systems and estimating packages.

Over the years CNG has worked with a number of nationally renowned chefs and restaurateurs, including Terry Laybourne of the 21 Group, Andrew Fairlie, Martin Wishart, Andrew Pern and James MacKenzie.

“We work with people who demand the very best and that’s what we provide,” said Clive.

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