Christmas Greetings

Every year, at this time, millions of Christmas cards are sent from suppliers to their customers; we receive plenty ourselves! We have long felt that this can be a somewhat impersonal activity with cards sent unsigned and often not addressed to an individual. We have tended to “opt out” of this annual tradition and this year will be no exception.

But we are not Scrooges! This year we shall mark Christmas by making a donation to the hospitality and catering industry’s benevolent fund – Hospitality Action. This registered charity raises funds to help hospitality people who have fallen on hard times. Click here to view a case study which shows the type of work undertaken by Hospitality Action. We hope that you might consider joining us in supporting this worthwhile cause this Christmas.

You can find out more about Hospitality Action by visiting:

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Lincat Equipment – cheaper today than in 1972

Not that we’re hoarders or anything, but I came across a 1972 price list the other day.  Lincat was founded in 1971 so this must be the earliest piece of sales literature still in existence.  Nothing like today’s 48-page, full-colour masterpiece, it was a simple 2?sided photocopy (probably “photostat” back then) of a typed list. (more…)

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FilterFlow water boilers win Excellence Award

We are very proud to have received a Caterer & Hotelkeeper ‘Excellence Award’ for our innovative FilterFlow automatic-fill water boiler, with unique built-in filtration. The award was presented to Nick McDonald, Marketing Director, at a prestigious awards ceremony in London, organised by the catering industry’s leading magazine, Caterer and Hotelkeeper, to celebrate ‘innovation and excellence’ in the hospitality industry.


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