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Hats off to Daryll – 20 years at Whitco

By Admin | Feb 14, 2020

Today marks the twentieth anniversary of the day that Daryll Swainson joined us here at Whitco as warehouse manager. He is so much more. Over 20 years, he has rolled up his sleeves and pitched in with absolutely anything that needed doing. he’s a great example and a great team player. Our ability to grow…

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New look for Jeff’s Way

By Admin | Jan 29, 2020

Jeff’s Way, the fundraising operation that we set up two years ago, is starting the new year with a new structure – and a new look. Jeff’s Way was named in memory of Whitco founder Jeff Whitaker who died earlier that year. Jeff’s Way supports three pillars that supported Jeff’s career: education, security and opportunity.  At…

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Great business opportunity in a good cause

By Admin | Jan 29, 2020

Serviced office accommodation available from Jeff’s Way. We have a great new working space available for any small-to-medium-sized business looking for a home in the area. It’s available at about 20 per cent below market price, it’s brand new and can be fitted out to your own specification, if the lucky applicant is quick enough.…

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Curry night birthday party raises £1,000

By Admin | Dec 23, 2019

Whitco’s 25th birthday party went off in style – with a cool thousand pounds being raised for charity in the process. We wanted to celebrate our landmark birthday in a way to remember and the Raj Restaurant in Kettering provided a stylish backdrop to the party. We’ve worked with Raj owner Goyas Miah since his…

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Two winners for restaurant of the year…

By Admin | Nov 18, 2019

Two fine dining restaurants tied for the award of Restaurant of the Year, sponsored by Whitco, at the annual Carlsberg Food and Drink Awards. The joint winners (the first in the eleven-year history of the awards) were the Tresham Restaurant at Rushton Hall Hotel and Murrays Restaurant at Whittlebury Park.  The runner-up spot went to…

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Whitco’s 25th birthday – we’re having a party in a good cause…

By Admin | Sep 25, 2019

November will mark Whitco’s 25th birthday. We’ll be celebrating in style – and marking the occasion by partying in a good cause. Our celebrations at the Raj restaurant in Kettering on November 1 will also provide financial support to fight motor neurone disease (MND), which claimed the life of Whitco founder Jeff Whitaker in 2018. Jeff…

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Jeff’s Way total reaches £21,000

By Admin | Sep 4, 2019

It’s less than 18 months since we set up Jeff’s Way – the fund in memory of Whitco founder Jeff Whitaker who died in early 2018. Our aim was to focus on the positive aspect’s of Jeff’s life and to support three pillars that emphasised his story: education, opportunity and security. We’re proud and pleased…

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Legacy award honours Jeff Whitaker

By Admin | May 28, 2019

Whitco founder Jeff Whitaker has been posthumously honoured by ceda, the catering equipment distributors’ assocition. Jeff died in 2018 and left behind a huge reputation in our industry. The award’s citation says that it: “is made to outstanding individuals who have; played a role in creating a tangible legacy that has made a considerable positive…

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Whitco best for customer service – official

By Admin | May 23, 2019

Whitco’s work has been recognised with a national award for outstanding customer service. Our work for Oxfordshire County Council, stepping in to pick up the pieces after the collapse of Carillion, won the national award for outstanding customer service from ceda, the catering equipment distributors’ association. The Whitco team stepped in at short notice when…

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