FSA Awards 2019 – Winner Best Supplier Award
We were honoured to receive the “Best Supplier Award”at the Festival Supplier Awards 2019. PKL won the award in recognition of our supply of temporary kitchens and catering equipment for hire to festivals and outdoor events throughout the UK.
FSA Awards 2018 – Shortlisted in 2 Categories
PKL was shortlisted in the Best Supplier and Best Backstage / VIP Supplier at the 2018 Festival Supplier Awards. This was in recognition of our work supplying temporary kitchens and catering equipment to a large number of UK festivals, in particular for crew, artists, staff/volunteer workers and VIP catering areas.
NOEA Awards 2017 – Supplier of the Year Shortlisting
PKL was shortlisted in the Supplier of the Year in the NOEA Awards, recognising our achievements in supplying temporary catering equipment and kitchens to a huge amount of outdoor events and festivals throughout 2017.
Sunday Times SME Export Track 100 2017
PKL was placed 20th in the Sunday Times Lloyds SME Export Track 100 list, in recognition of a significant increase in our overseas trade. The list outlines the 100 UK small and medium sized enterprises with the fastest growing international sales. Read more here.
FSA Awards 2017 – Silver Award for Best Festival Support Service
PKL has won the Silver Award in the Best Festival Support Service category at the FSA (Festival Supplier Awards) 2017. The Festival Supplier Awards were launched to recognise the achievements and hard work of outdoor event suppliers. Read more about our night at the Awards by clicking here.
NOEA Awards 2016 (Shortlisting for Event Supplier of the Year)
PKL has been shortlisted in the Event Supplier of the Year award category 2016 in the NOEA awards, for our work supplying temporary catering facilities to a number of outdoor events over the last 12 months. The NOEA is the UK’s leading outdoor events trade association and will be announcing the winners at their annual Convention and Awards Dinner. See more about this in our news section by clicking here.
UKTI Brit Supplier Club 2016
PKL was given a special recognition award by the UKTI, for our work supplying temporary kitchens and dining facilities in Rio. We were invited to the British House in Rio de Janeiro during the summer of 2016 to pick up the award, which was hosted to celebrate a number of British Companies working in Brazil.
Cafe Life Awards 2016 (Shortlisting for New Product of the Year)
U-Select was shortlisted in the New Product of the Year category in the Cafe Life Awards, run by the Cafe Society, the prestigious national organisation for cafe owners and operators. The award encourages the development of new products and judges will be looking particularly for products that have real innovation value for the café/coffee bar market.
The shortlisting was even more impressive as the category normally only includes physical products, not business services. U-Select was shortlisted because it offers an innovative range of ways for business to procure new catering equipment, particularly for those organisations who do not wish to spend large amounts of capital up front.
Festival Supplier Awards 2016 (Shortlisting for Best Festival Support Service)
PKL was shortlisted for the Best Festival Support Service category in the Festival Supplier Awards 2016. Our shortlisting was based on the work that we undertook at the Wilderness Festival in 2015.
LACA Winner Nan Berger Memorial Award 2012
PKL and BAM FM worked together to create a solution to address a number of real-life problems in school catering. The resulting Food Cube is a high quality, bespoke product, designed and manufactured by PKL in response to requirements established through collaboration with BAM FM. The Food Cube is an innovative new, flexible concept, designed for year-round use and with the option of bespoke, brandable finishes. As a sturdy modular building, the Food Cube can be used as an additional servery area and as a tuck shop, and can be located anywhere in the school grounds, helping to ease lunchtime congestion. The Food Cube has been proven to increase school food sales by over 20%, keep pupils on site during break and lunchtimes, and raise the profile of the school catering service.
Lee Vines, Sales and Marketing Director, said, “We are honoured to have received this award, as it recognises all the hard work which has gone in to developing the Food Cube. It’s fantastic that the Food Cube has been such a success, and we are now supplying Food Cubes to schools across the country.”
Foodservice Footprint Award 2012 Winner
PKL won the Best Sustainable Foodservice Installation Award at the 2012 Foodservice Footprint Awards, for our work developing our eKitchen range, with improvements being used to upgrade kitchens in our existing hire fleet. These energy efficient kitchens include a number of energy saving features to help reduce their environmental impact and save customers on their energy costs.
These improvements include the latest technology LED lights, additional insulation to the roof and floor, double-glazed serving hatches, thermostatically controlled space heaters, stop and go taps for wash hand basins, and energy saving tips provided with all equipment. All kitchens that have undergone these improvements now have an energy performance rating of B42.
Educatering Award for Excellence 2011 Winner
PKL Group and Flourish (Northamptonshire County Council) have won a joint Innovation Award at the 2011 Educatering Excellence Awards.
Flourish approached PKL for a solution to part of the county’s school kitchen problem – the 225 schools involved in the project all had inadequate kitchen space, and in many cases, no kitchen facilities at all. Together, PKL and Flourish developed a range of specially designed modular kitchens, providing the schools with instant hot cook kitchen facilities in a permanent kitchen building. The product was based on PKL’s KitchenPods, a recent innovation in both the education and care home sector, which were then developed to suit the needs of the schools in Northamptonshire. By the end of 2011, over 100 PKL KitchenPods will have been delivered and installed across the county.
Lee Vines, Sales and Marketing Director, collected the Innovation Award and said “We pride ourselves on our innovative approach and can-do attitude, so we are delighted to have received this award for our work with Flourish on the school KitchenPods”.
Queen’s Award for Enterprise International Trade 2009
PKL is delighted to have received a Queen’s Award for Enterprise in the category for International Trade, for work supplying catering and healthcare products to worldwide markets.
The Queen’s Awards are the UK’s most prestigious awards for business performance and recognise and reward outstanding achievement by UK companies. The Awards are made each year by the Queen, on the advice of the Prime Minister who is assisted by an Advisory Committee that includes representatives of Government, industry and commerce, and the trade unions.
This award represents a significant achievement for PKL and the company is proud to receive such a prestigious honour.
Gloucestershire Business Awards 2009: Winner Innovation Award
PKL Group won the Business Innovation award and was named runner up in the overall Business of the Year Category at the Gloucestershire Business Awards 2009.
The event, which showcased the best in Gloucestershire businesses, was held at Cheltenham Racecourse and was attended by nearly 650 people. Over 300 companies throughout the county entered.
PKL Group won the award for Business Innovation, gaining recognition for a number of products including the KitchenPod and KitchenFM as well as delivering innovative solutions at large scale events, such as the Athletes Village dining and media catering facilities at the Olympic Games in Beijing.
Judges were particularly impressed with the innovative culture that runs through the company and the attitude of management to develop and encourage innovation from staff throughout the company.
PFM Award Winners 2006/2005
PKL won 3 PFM awards, including the overall award in 2006. In 2005 we won the Award for Business Innovation for JACK – our Joint Approach to Commercial Catering. JACK is a simple touch-screen interface which, when sited in a kitchen, can provide constant communication between the customer, kitchen staff and the PKL technical support team.
In 2006 PKL won the Partners in Sports Facilities Management and the overall award for our work supplying the complete temporary catering facilities for the Athletes Village at the Commonwealth Games in Melbourne.
The project amounted to the installation of over 1,500 items of commercial catering equipment, all of which were maintained by PKL for the duration of the event.