1000 Companies to Inspire Britain 2016


Jestic Foodservice Equipment have been recognised as one of 1,000 companies to inspire Britain in a report celebrating the UK's fastest growing and most dynamic small and medium sized businesses published by the London Stock Exchange.

As well as identifying 1000 companies, the annual report examines in detail the opportunities and challenges facing SMEs and looks at the sectors and trends that will shape the future of the UK economy.

“We currently source products from the US and Europe and are constantly seeking quality and inspiration from around the world,” says Managing Director, Steve Loughton.

Jestic specialises in more than simply sales. “We have a 1,500 square foot demonstration and training kitchen used for menu development, customer training and product familiarisation,” says Steve. “We continually work to develop our field sales team, service engineers and colleagues in terms of their skill sets and attitude to customer care.”

What’s more, Jestic has become a specialist in fashionable open-plan food preparation equipment.

“These products allow the customer to be immersed in the theatre and essence of the cooking process,” Steve explains. “With much of the equipment in our range being designed with customer visibility in mind, we’ve been in a position to work directly with kitchen designers and restaurateurs looking to install this equipment for many years.”

Jestic was established in 2005 and it’s growth is certainly impressive. Steve says current trends look encouraging. “A drive towards open plan kitchens and better quality equipment, and a growing desire to be more sustainable, use less energy and create less waste is a great opportunity for our future growth.”

Xavier Rolet KBE, CEO of London Stock Exchange Group presenting the award to Steve Loughton.