ABDA creative design and build
ABDA creative design and build
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  • As we celebrate our 20 year anniversary this month, we take a look back at the ABDA story, and make preparations for a prosperous future. Starting life as Alan Bennett Design Associates, ABDA Design made the transformation to its current format in 1997 after David Summers had acquired the business from the its consultancy owner two years earlier. […] The post ABDA : 20 YEARS IN THE MAKING appeared...

ABDA creative design and build
ABDA creative design and build
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  • Last week Gary Mackness our Projects Director and Stephen Ryan in our Business Development team visited the Unox manufacturing plant in Padua, Italy. We were invited to tour the site in order to affirm our belief that Unox are a market leading oven manufacturer – as well as educating us further on the potential uses […] The post ABDA Visit Unox Factory in Padua, Italy appeared first on ABDA.

ABDA creative design and build
ABDA creative design and build
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  • ABDA Creative Design & Build continues it’s period of steady growth and is pleased to welcome David Hones their design team.  David, 28, joined ABDA Design in late August, taking on the role of Senior Catering Designer after a growing list of upcoming projects meant that David’s expertise was much needed. After five-and-a-half years working for the London-based Nelson Catering Equipment, David […]...

ABDA creative design and build
ABDA creative design and build
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  • As the UK’s largest foodservice and hospitality event, Hotelympia showcases the latest trends and thinking from across the industry year after year.   One of the main events taking place during the four day show, which runs from March 5 to 8, is the International Salon Culinaire, a prestigious four category chef competition with the […] The post ABDA sponsor La Parade des Chefs at Hotelympia 2018 ...

ABDA creative design and build
ABDA creative design and build
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  • The BBC published a story yesterday which identified occurrences of faecal bacteria in a number of UK coffee chains. While the implicated businesses conduct internal investigations, we ask – is it time for the industry to review how design can be used to improve hygiene? It’s not difficult to see how bad practices can creep […] The post It’s time we talk about… hygiene in coffee shops appeared fir...

ABDA creative design and build
ABDA creative design and build
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  • ABDA is due to start work on a number of Hilton Garden Inn sites throughout the UK in coming weeks. The hotels, which are managed by global management company Valor Hospitality Europe, include extensive refurbishment works at Hilton Garden Inn properties in Bristol, Birmingham and Glasgow. The interior design projects will see the bars, restaurants, […] The post ABDA win new interior design contra...

ABDA creative design and build
ABDA creative design and build
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  • Last week ABDA attended the 2017 CEDA Conference, a 2-day event which took place at Heythrop Park Resort in Oxfordshire. Along with our David Summers (our Managing Director), our recent recruit Stephen Ryan attended in his capacity as CEDA Academy Chairman. The 2-day conference is the highlight of the catering equipment industry calendar, and is […] The post ABDA at CEDA Conference 2017 appeared f...

ABDA creative design and build
ABDA creative design and build
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  • A visit to a café or restaurant within any visitor attraction is no longer seen as an add-on at the end of a visit, it is now expected as part of the experience. The ALVA (Association of Leading Visitor Attractions) published their annual report this month, highlighting a 7.2% increase in visitor numbers* throughout 2016, […] The post Heritage Sector Insight: Maximising customer experience in cafe...

ABDA creative design and build
ABDA creative design and build
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  • We’re pleased to announce that ABDA Creative Design & Build has been awarded accreditation from Alcumus SafeContractor for the 7th year running, achieving excellence in health and safety in the workplace. Alcumus SafeContractor is a leading third party accreditation scheme which recognises extremely rigorous standards in health and safety management amongst contractors. It is used […] The post Top...

ABDA creative design and build
ABDA creative design and build
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  • We’ve recently welcomed industry top picks Stephen Ryan and Claire Smith to our Business Development team, as we continue to gain market share in the industry. Along with existing Sales Director Kevin Waterson – who has worked in the business for 10 years, the three-strong Business Development team has 60 years’ experience in both front […] The post Meet ABDA’s industry-leading Business Developmen...

ABDA creative design and build
ABDA creative design and build
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  • We Are Recruiting! – Fixed Contract Middle Weight Interior Designer

    ABDA Design are a leading creative Design & Build practice with an established reputation within the Food & Beverage and Contract Catering industry. Due to a sustained increase in workload we are currently seeking a Middle Weight Interior Designer to join our team. The candidate will be able to demonstrate proven commercial experience within the […] The post We Are Recruiting! – Fixed Contract Mid...

  • We Are Recruiting! – Catering Designer

    ABDA Design are a leading creative Design & Build practice with an established reputation within the Food & Beverage and Contract Catering industry. Due to a sustained increase in workload an opportunity has arisen for a catering designer to join our team for commercial kitchen and food service design. Working with the senior members of […] The post We Are Recruiting! – Catering Designer appeared ...

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ABDA creative design and build
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  • Welcome to the team Stephen Ryan…

    ABDA Design are extremely happy to welcome Stephen Ryan to the team who joins the company as Business Development Manager. Stephen is highly experienced in both front and back of house catering design and brings further expertise and industry knowledge to ABDA Design. Managing Director David Summers commented on the appointment of Ryan: ” We’re delighted to […] The post Welcome to the team Stephen...

  • ABDA at Great Hospitality 2017…

    The ABDA team visited the Great Hospitality show this week at the Birmingham NEC on the look out for the industries latest product innovations across the sector. We had a fantastic time during our visit and it was extremely beneficial for us to meet new potential suppliers, along with catching up with existing clients and partners […] The post ABDA at Great Hospitality 2017… appeared first on ABDA...

  • A Very Merry Christmas Message…

    Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year from all at ABDA Design and Build! Thank you for your continued support in 2016 And all the best for 2017 We will be closed from the 23rd December and re-open on the 3rd January 2017. The post A Very Merry Christmas Message… appeared first on ABDA.

  • Are you the perfect candidate to join our design team?

    A new exciting opportunity has arose at ABDA Design for A senior caterer designer and we want you!  ABDA design are a leading creative Design & Build practice with an established reputation within the Food & Beverage and Contract Catering Industry. Due to the outstanding demand, we need an individual who will join our team […] The post Are you the perfect candidate to join our design team? appeare...

  • On the road with Project Director Gary Mackness..

    City of culture 2017…that’s where I’m off to today. Not a bad journey, once passed Leeds (no slight intended), it’s nice to travel across the country as opposed to southwards for a change. The sun is out, at least I think that’s what it is and 5 live on the radio. After 20 years in […] The post On the road with Project Director Gary Mackness.. appeared first on ABDA.

  • A focus on project management…

    At ABDA Design we understand that every project is unique. To successfully undertake any project you need to plan objectives and outcomes that are defined by our customers desires and our range of in-house expertise. For one of our projects to be classed as successful, it has to achieve our collective objectives and meet all […] The post A focus on project management… appeared first on ABDA.

  • Another happy client…

    At ABDA Design we are driven by our reputation to deliver great projects both front and back of house with a key focus on customer service and quality workmanship. By bringing together projects of all sizes and scales across a number of sectors we’re able to meet the high expectations of our client base and […] The post Another happy client… appeared first on ABDA.

  • First time at the Independent Hotel Show…

    ABDA Design Consultants are delighted to be exhibiting at the Independent Hotel Show this year (stand 13a) where we will be showcasing some of our most recent project case studies and giving visitors a taste of some of the most contemporary and eye catching interiors and current design trends. Keep a look out for giveaways […] The post First time at the Independent Hotel Show… appeared first on AB...

ABDA creative design and build
ABDA creative design and build
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  • It’s 7.30 am and we have packed / checked out of the Premier Inn and loaded our cars. We are wandering over to the Breakfast Club for a  ‘healthy’ day starter –  in my case a porridge with nuts , plum and banana – Mike’s is a ‘posh sausage’ bap. We both have fresh OJ and tap water. The show opens at […] The post The final day at Lunch! appeared first on ABDA.

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ABDA creative design and build
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  • Lunch show day 1 review…

    Up around 7.am for a brisk walk – shower then a wander over to Camden Passage for the Breakfast Club and a fully loaded porridge with a side of banana and a fresh OJ! Then off to the show – our stand is looking great after the vinyl refresh and tidy up by the BDC […] The post Lunch show day 1 review… appeared first on ABDA.

  • Kevin Waterson’s off to lunch!…

    Its 7 am and I’m driving slowly through London towards the Business Design Centre in Islington. I’m a bit of a ‘ lark ‘ I love to be at site early before the madness starts, that’s when the whole world seems to descend upon BDC in trucks / lorries and internally with wheelie carts stacked with all kinds […] The post Kevin Waterson’s off to lunch!… appeared first on ABDA.

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