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Work on Wolves stand wins Project of the Year (under £500k) for Garners Food Service Equipment

This catering facility specialist with just 16 directly employed members of staff designed and specified equipment, fixtures and fittings for catering and hospitality at Wolverhampton Wanderers Football Club’s New North Stand on time and under budget.

The complexity of the project came down to managing all the different stakeholders’ needs and their requirements for specialist equipment.

The contractor’s dedication to project management, supply chain liaison, client engagement and customer service led to a common high standard across all facilities.

Successful project leads to more work

A well-established supply chain, directly employed workforce and communication with the client were all highlighted as positives of this project by the judges.

“A highly professional work ethic with a can-do attitude has been the success of this company”

Having a highly professional work ethic with a “can-do” attitude has been the success of this company. Testimony to this is that it has already secured work in excess of £700,000 on the back of its success at Wolverhampton.

The new North (Stan Cullis) Stand is the first of three phases of the club ground’s redevelopment. It attributes much of this project’s success on working closely with the club’s own design team to understand its expectations.

Working with Wolves to long before the contract award

Some 18 months before the main contract for the new stand was awarded, Garners Food Service Equipment was engaged with the club to develop solutions.

The main challenge associated with designing the main production kitchen was in accommodating and servicing the different types of equipment required for the club’s different catering needs –from high-end to bistro-style menus.

Designing a functional layout and incorporating features such as efficient cooking equipment and instant hot water ensured that the facility was practical and of high quality.

Garners Food Service Equipment’s project management team provided working drawings and technical support services, enabling smooth integration of catering features with all the other trades on site.

Highly commended: Sidey – Grand Bouet for Guernsey Housing Association

The £350,000 contract to supply windows and doors to SIP manufacturer Innovare Systems on an 80-home housing project at Grand Bouet, Guernsey, demonstrates one of Sidey’s recent successes.

The project benefited from having a watertight shell early on in the construction programme to allow follow-on trades to begin sooner.

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    We are naturally delighted to have secured such a prestigious award and are pleased to report we have already received new business on the back of it. I recommend any SME regardless of trade to go for any of the CN Specialist Awards.

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