Mick Shaddock, former CESA chair and recently retired managing director of Victor Manufacturing, was named the winner of the Outstanding Contribution to the Catering Equipment Industry Award for 2016. The announcement was made on 18 November at the gala dinner at this year’s CESA Conference, in association with Cedabond, ENSE and the FCSI UK & Ireland.
Glenn Roberts, chair of CESA, presented Mick with his award. “It’s a great honour and privilege to present this year’s award to such a worthy and distinguished person,” Glenn said. “He is known to every one of us and is absolutely one of those who we are all proud to work with.”
Having spent a career working with many of the leading British catering equipment manufacturers, Mick joined Victor in 2001 as managing director, leaving in 2016. After making a variety of observations about Mick’s character and history, not all of them entirely complimentary, Glenn noted the huge contribution he had made to CESA and the whole catering equipment industry. Mick became a CESA council member in 2005 and chair in 2012. “Over the years his calm, thoughtful but decisive approach has been key to many of the important development decisions that we have taken within CESA,” said Glenn.