FEA is officially one of the Best Trade Associations
The FEA was praised for its leadership especially in supporting members through the disruption caused by Brexit
The Foodservice Equipment Association, FEA, was highly commended in the Best Trade Association of the Year category in the recent Memcom awards, which recognise the creativity and hard work that goes into driving up the standards of the membership sector and shining a light on the organisations that increase value for their members.
Paul Anderson, chair of FEA, was delighted by the award. He said, "Memcom's recognition underlines the important work FEA is doing. It also highlights the achievements of our chief executive and his team (who are pictured above), and I would like to thank them sincerely for their commitment and dedication." .
Memcom is the community connecting senior leaders in membership organisations, trade associations and the wider not-for-profit sector. FEA was praised for its leadership especially in supporting members negotiating the tricky conditions created by Brexit. These ranged from assisting individual members - such as the refrigeration importer whose products were held up in customs due to non-compliance of paperwork - to collaborating with the UK government and EFECM (the European Federation of Catering Equipment Manufacturers) to ensure F-gas regulations were realigned.
Over the past year FEA has also led by example in the campaign to reduce carbon emissions. It collaborated with Climate Action for Associations to develop and launch a guided carbon management programme and, through the FEA Forest Initiative, helped FEA members offset their carbon emissions by pledging to plant trees. FEA itself has reduced its carbon emissions to virtually zero, for example by reducing time in the office, moving the majority of committee meetings online, and running a paper free annual conference by hosting all material digitally.
The Foodservice Equipment Association (FEA) is the independent, authoritative voice of the foodservice equipment industry, representing nearly 200 companies who supply, service and maintain all types of commercial catering equipment - from utensils to full kitchen schemes.