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Conference 2023 FEA shines the spotlight on fundraising that goes the extra mile
 FEA to launch new Charitable Endeavour award at this year’s conference

FEA shines the spotlight on industry fundraising that goes the extra mile

The Foodservice Equipment Association (FEA) will be presenting a new award aimed at recognising extraordinary efforts in charity fundraising at its industry conference this year, which once again takes place at Chesford Grange Hotel in Kenilworth on 15-16th November.

The Charitable Endeavour award aims to recognise individuals, teams and businesses that have gone the extra mile to raise funds for the hospitality industry’s leading charities. Furthermore, the remit of the Apprentice of the Year award has been widened to recognise anyone who has undertaken great learning or professional development.

“Many FEA members are passionate about charitable fundraising, and every year we learn about the incredible lengths some of their staff go to in order to raise money for charity,” says John Cunningham, chief executive of FEA. “We’ve had some amazing applications for this first event, and we think it’s a great way to celebrate some of the people who raise money for good causes in our industry.”

The awards will take place on the evening of the 15th, at the Opening Dinner which follows the AGM. The main conference is on the 16th, and will feature presentations on the state of the economy from Simon Westaway, Former Chief Economist and Head of Investment Strategy Group, Vanguard Europe, and a look at emerging foodservice trends from strategic advisor and futurist Simon Stenning. There will also be group panels and discussions examining a range of important issues for the foodservice equipment sector, including sustainability, energy usage, service and maintenance and recruitment. The keynote address will be given by Nigel Owens MBE, acclaimed rugby referee and TV presenter, and the evening will see the traditional gala dinner and awards presentation.

For full information on this year’s FEA conference and to book your tickets, visit the conference website

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