Celebrating the best of Carlisle 2016

Carlisle Living held their third annual award ceremony on Friday 9th September celebrating the best of Carlisle. Held at The Garden at Eden, the event was attended by over 400 sponsors and finalists.

Once again, we sponsored the Food and Drink category which is hotly contested and independently judged. Our Sales Director, David Jenkins was on stage to present the awards to this year's winners:

•    Best Country Pub – The Wheatsheaf, Wetheral
•    Best City Bar – Thin White Duke
•    Best Café/Coffee Shop – Coffee Genius
•    Best Casual Dining – Foxborough
•    Best Restaurant – Davids

All worthy winners!

Davids online   Foxborough online   Wheatsheaf online   TWD online

It was one night in the museum …

On Wednesday 29 June, Caterforce held a Gala Charity Dinner Dance at the famous National History Museum in London to celebrate 25 years in business.

We have been a member of the buying consortium, Caterforce since the nineties. Caterforce brings together eight independent foodservice businesses from across the UK and helps us all offer greater flexibility, increased service levels and attention to detail of a local supplier, but with competitive pricing and extensive product ranges: in fact we now have over 300 own brand products.

Caterforce 25 years Andrew

Caterforce 25 yearsCaterforce 25 years DinosaurThe celebration was in aid of the food redistribution charity, FareShare and a prize draw and charity auction saw over £48,000 raised on the night!

Graham Jenkins, Managing Director, David Jenkins, Sales Director and our Chairman Andrew Jenkins and his wife were in attendance alongside representatives from all Caterforce members and several suppliers. With a first-class dinner followed by great entertainment, it was truly a night to remember.

Brave athletes take the Ice Plunge at Gelt Gladiator


van resizedChris websiteJonny resiteLorna resizedOn Saturday 11th June, mad cap athletes took part in the second Gelt Gladiator to be held in Gelt Woods, near Brampton, Carlisle.

The wettest obstacle had to be the Ice Plunge Challenge, where participants faced a skip full of ice – not easy when the rain is coming down and you’ve just recovered from an electric shock on the previous obstacle!

David Jenkins, our Sales Director was on hand to ensure that the skip was topped up throughout the day and the athletics benefitted from the full chilling effects of the cold stuff!

Pictured are several Pioneer colleagues who took part as well as David’s wife, Lorna who raised funds for Macmillan Cancer Support. Well done to all competitors.