It’s officially December, which means Christmas and the New Year are around the corner. It has been a momentous year for the AutoQuotes team who have been hard at work in 2019 and have much to celebrate going in to 2020.
One of the biggest changes for us occurred at the start of the year when we had a name change and transformed the UK subsidiary from CaterQuotes to AutoQuotes UK.
Sixteen companies have joined the AQ platform, during 2019, including manufacturers Factory First, roViro Grease Management, Comenda, Winterhalter UK, Angelo Po America, Crem UK, Smeg Foodservice, Merseyside Catering Fabrications, Hendi Food Service Equipment, Stellex Ltd, Mareno who are represented in the UK by supplier Grande Cuisine; suppliers Die-Pat Divisions Ltd, Katerbay, Bridge Catering Equipment, crockery supplier Mobile UK Limited and distributor WineStorageSolutions.
These companies were able to benefit from AQ Design Solutions, software that allows the user to create effective, comprehensive designs with accurate and up-to-date product data.
We also introduced the AQ Designer Plug-In for Autodesk Revit, a tool that allows batch editing including the addition, merging and deletion of parameters, which eliminates the manual editing process common in Revit.
AutoQuotes was also fortunate enough to attend a multitude of wonderful events throughout the year, including CATEX 2019, the Professional Kitchen Show, Host Milano, the CEDA conference and the ENSE conference, to name a few.
In October, we even hosted our very own and first-ever Industry Connected event, designed to facilitate knowledge, share insight and create lucrative networking opportunities within the ever-changing catering industry.
This year has been one of record growth, which was recognised last month when AutoQuotes UK was announced as the winner of the Supplier of the Year: Business Development award at the Catering Insight Awards 2019. The publication cited our rebrand, mobile app, and easily modifiable AQ catalogue as the reason for the win.
We’d like to wish all of our clients a Merry Christmas and say a big thank you for supporting us over the last year, helping us to become a stronger platform in the process.
Please note, that over the festive period, there will be a change to our normal timetable. Closing dates are as follows;
Christmas Day – CLOSED
Boxing Day – CLOSED
New Year’s Day – CLOSED