The countdown has begun to the entry deadline for the Cooling Industry Awards, the industry Oscars, so don’t delay and get involved now!
There’s only a month to go to get your entries in for the Cooling Awards 2015 and get yourself recognised for your achievements.
In its decade of existence, the Cooling Awards has earned a reputation as the ‘one to win’ as it demonstrates a commitment not just to doing the best for customers, but doing the best for the environment too.
We know, because you tell us, a Cooling Award helps to win business because it shows that you are ‘doing the right thing.’ And an Award sitting on the company shelf is always a great conversation starter with visitors!
Equally important to note is the entry closing date of May 1st, which will give you a full three months to start planning your entries.
Ensuring that the Cooling Awards remains the best in the business requires a good deal of organisation behind the scenes and we are always looking to make the experience even better for those entering.
So this year we are starting things slightly earlier in 2015 to enable us to introduce an exciting new development, cementing Cooling’s position as the most rigorous and transparent in the business – face-to-face judging.
This new judging process will allow all the shortlisted entrants to present their entries live to judges in a Dragons Den-style pitch.
The aim is to allow entrants to have a chance to convince the judges face to face of the qualities of their entry – no longer do they need to rely on the written word alone, but can convey their enthusiasm direct to the judges!
We believe it will also bring the judging out of the ‘back room’ and into the foreground.
The new Award aims to recognise those companies showing best practice and innovative technology within the often intense demands of busy kitchens and dining areas.
Finally we have slightly changed the emphasis of the convenience category which debuted last year.
We are now calling it Convenience Store/Food to Go Project of the Year, because we believe that food shops have as much to shout about as those offering small-footprint grocery formats. But we need the help of those readers active with the food-to-go sector to get entering.
All the details are on the Cooling Awards website. Let’s make this another year to remember for Cooling!