Category Archives: March 2020

Teamwork Provides Recipe for Success at SUGO Pasta

Valentine Equipment and sister company Cuisinequip teamed up with Delvado, who offer complete coffee and catering equipment solutions, to specify, install and support on equipment use for the launch of one of Glasgow’s latest and most successful restaurants, SUGO Pasta.

Radnor Hills is based in Radnorshire, Mid Wales on Heartsease Farm, drawing natural Welsh spring water from an aquifer below land farmed by our family for over 100 years.

William Watkins, third generation farmer at Heartsease diversified into bottled water and soft drinks 30 years ago.  The company now produces flavoured waters, tetra juices, school drinks and premium presses, and September 2019 saw the installation of our first canning line.   This makes Radnor stand out from the pack, we are  family owned and run and uniquely able to offer cans, plastic, tetra and glass all from one site.


Chromate has been the established industry standard as the corrosion inhibitor for absorption minibars. A new EU legislation stipulates the phase-out of this
substance for environmental reasons by 2021 at the latest. Dometic invested in R&D and is now in the unique position to offer a sustainable alternative.

Investment in new laundry equips Swiss for future growth

  • Official launch of £6 million purpose-built commercial laundry in Papworth

Swiss Laundry has unveiled a new, purpose-built commercial laundry in Papworth, Cambridge. It follows a £6m investment by the family-run independent firm, as it realises its ambitions to create one of the most technically advanced and environmentally friendly commercial laundries in Europe.

Europa bolsters fleet with environmentally friendly van purchase

Event furniture hire firm strengthens offering with low emissions van for London deliveries

Leading event furniture and panel hire firm Europa International has expanded its fleet with the purchase of an environmentally friendly, low emissions van that will allow the business to make deliveries within the Ultra-Low Emissions Zone in London without incurring additional costs.

Cold coffee inspirations

Scotsman’s latest publication offers ideas and recipes for cold coffee menus

Cold coffee-based drinks have been an increasingly important part of the cafe menu in recent years. Scotsman and the brand’s UK distributor, Hubbard Systems, have been working with top barista Michalis Dimitrakopoulos to investigate the best ice types for different recipes and coffees.  Which ice is best for blended drinks?  Which for iced espresso drinks?  And what about the increasingly popular cold brew coffee?

Bringing Your Kitchens Out of the Dark Ages

Is allergen reporting keeping you up at night?

Restaurant businesses have invested heavily in front of house tech. Meanwhile, back of house operations remained in the dark.


Bob Pease, CEO/President of the Brewers Association the not-for-profit trade association representing small and independent American craft brewers, looks at the growth of cans and what it means for the UK hospitality sector.