Italian Chamber of Commerce and Industry for the UK
The Italian Chamber of Commerce and Industry for the UK is an independent, no-profit making network organisation, and has been dedicated to its members since 1886. Today, the Chamber has around 500 members and covers the UK through its branches in London, Manchester, Edinburgh&Glasgow. Representing not only Italian companies, but also British and European, interested in strengthening their ties with Italy or expanding to a new market. The Italian Chamber hosts many events for its members and the Italian community here in the UK.
Business Advisory Support
At Business Advisory Support our main aim is to save your business money. We are one of the market leaders primarily in the areas of energy procurement and management, telecoms, water, merchant services and data solutions.
Our approach is to be as holistic as possible, meaning all of your utilities are managed in one place, not only allowing you to save money but also time; not having to do the footwork yourself or waste time calling call centres for queries / issues.
All our customers have a dedicated and usually local account manager so you can spend less time on hold to call centres while further improving the bottom line profitability of your business. We encourage our clients to use us as their first point of contact for all issues or queries; meaning we can ensure the level of service is always industry leading.
Branding has never been more important; organisations need to consider how their culture is projected across a variety of platforms both on-line and via traditional marketing methods. The lines between marketing, design, digital marketing, online advertising and social networking are becoming increasingly blurred, businesses need to have a total communications strategy that encompasses all of their marketing activities.
fatBuzz has a blend of services that help organisations get their messages out to their target audiences in a variety of ways. Whether it’s via traditional print, direct mail, websites, social media, video, podcasting, html email or, a combination of them, we can help you to do it in a coordinated and controlled manner.
We believe experience counts in business; using our experience we can quickly understand your business and tailor solutions that encompass a broad range of our services that will exactly meet your needs.
But, don’t take our word for it, do a search for us or take a look at our Facebook page, you’ll soon get a feel for the type of company we are. After that, If you would like to have a coffee and a chat please drop us an email, or give us a call on 0141 427 0727.
Surgital is an award winning deep frozen fresh pasta manufacturing company based in Lavezzola, near Bologna, in Northern Italy. It’s located in the region of Emilia Romagna which is considered the food cradle of Italy and it produces fresh pasta in line with the age old traditions of that region.
The emphasis is on using top quality ingredients combined with traditional artisan production techniques. It then preserves its products using a method of deep freezing which guarantees that every individual piece of pasta has every ounce of flavour locked inside keeping it as fresh as the moment it was produced.
Laboratorio Tortellini: a full range of long, short, filled and oven pasta and potato gnocchi for the restaurants and catering sector. Divine Creazioni: each piece is unique to emulated all the characteristics of hand-made pasta and the texture is remarkably similar to hand-rolled pasta. Sugosi: frozen sauces in cube forms. Fiordiprimi: single and multi-portion frozen ready meals.
Allied Irish Bank (GB)
Allied Irish Bank (GB) is a specialist business bank that has been supporting businesses in Britain for over 40 years. They offer a truly relationship driven, award winning service to Owner Managed Businesses.
Allied Irish Bank (GB) are very proud to be sponsoring this year’s Scottish Italian Awards as they continue to focus on supporting Owner Managed Businesses in Glasgow. If you are an Owner Manager, get in touch to see how they can be of service to you and your business.
To find out what makes Allied Irish Bank (GB) different to the high street banks visit their website www.aibgb.co.uk .
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Food and Drink Glasgow
Food and Drink Glasgow consists of Mark and Emma who love their grub – Mark likes to travel and eat weird things (raw chicken, sheep brain…) whereas Emma has a soft spot for carbs and sleeping.
Their site grew out of our love of wandering about and finding new places to go to and wanting to let others know these finds too.
CQS strives to maintain the highest standards through all levels of its business. Proof of this is provided by a number of independent quality audit standards that they have achieved over recent years, after meeting exacting criteria and successfully passing rigorous inspection programmes. Their aim is to consistently provide their customers and consumers with excellent quality products.
The first Valentine fryers were introduced to the UK market by Mr Tilley and Mr Adams. When visiting an overseas trade exhibition being held in Basel, Switzerland Mr Tilley noticed that a Swiss company called Valentine Fabrique SA were exhibiting their range of “table top” electric fryers.
Mr Tilley spotted a niche in the UK market for this type of product and Valentine Equipment Limited was officially registered for business in 1956.That foresight was correct and the business flourished as the fryers proved to be very popular with the UK market. The Original UK office and distribution centre were based at Kings Road in Reading.
In the late 50’s, as the UK market expanded, a range of larger floor standing models were developed. These pioneering free-standing models had white enamel casings and a unique oval shape to the fry pans. A number of these fryers are still working today in businesses up and down the country.
As the company expanded it required more space and in the late 1960’s moved to larger premises in Trafford Road, Reading, this remains as the headquarters of Valentine Equipment today.
The partnership that was formed with Valentine Fabrique has now lasted for over 55 years. During that time the business and relationship with the Swiss has gone from strength to strength.
During this time there has been continued innovation, research and development by Valentine in Switzerland and Valentine Equipment in the UK. This in turn has led to the many features which are standard on the latest range of equipment.
The Valentine brand is recognised globally and is used by all sectors of the hospitality and food service markets.
FranchiLaw are a Scottish legal practice conveniently located at St Vincent Place in Glasgow city centre.
Their partners Leandro Franchi and Peter Jack each have more than 20 years` experience in private practice. Leandro Franchi is the Honorary Consul of Italy in Glasgow and their offices host the Italian Honorary Consulate.
FranchiLaw provide their clients with a high level of personal service on a cost-effective basis and with a high level of specialist expertise in our chosen sectors.
Their professional team have many years of practical experience which is at your disposal and they always aim to make a difference.
Porrelli have been producing Luxury Italian Style Ice Cream at our factory in Paisley since 1925.
They produce a wide range of flavours in a variety of pack sizes to allow them to supply the catering and retail markets.
They’ve been winning awards many years and most recently, won Family Business of the Year 2014 at the ROCCO Awards. They also won Bronze at the UK National Trade Competition for our Strawberry Cheesecake and Mint Chocolate Chip Ice Cream, as well as being awarded a Special Diploma of Merit for our Traditional Double Cream Vanilla, and were also awarded the Bronze medal for Dairy Ice Cream at the Royal Highland Show in 2013.
Porrelli has long been recognised as a successful and growing business, with a passion for ice cream they aim to provide high quality and innovative flavours to always keep up to date with what our loyal fans would enjoy.
Founded in 1893, Henry Colbeck are the oldest independent supplier to the fish & chip market in the UK and we remain a family owned and family managed business. The company has been built on quality, service and reliability, with customer care as their driving influence.
They’re based on the Team Valley Trading Estate in Gateshead, Tyne & Wear and we opened a second distribution centre on Calder Street Business Park in Coatbridge, Lanarkshire in 2000 to service their growing customer base in Scotland.
In addition to fish and chip shops, they supply Chinese, Indian and Italian takeaways and restaurants.
Their products include frying oils and fats, frozen at sea cod and haddock, a variety of frozen foods, batter flours, pizza products, packaging, equipment and cleaning materials.
Their fleet is capable of delivering both frozen and ambient products throughout the North East of England, Yorkshire, Cumbria and Scotland to over 2500 customers. They provide, in almost every area, a minimum of a twice weekly delivery service.
As a family business servicing family businesses they are very keen to build and strengthen relationships with their customers. They have local sales managers in all of their delivery areas, supported in both of their offices with an equally experienced team of telesales personnel.
Tennent’s Training Academy
Tennent’s Training Academy is a dedicated Hospitality Industry based Training Academy in Scotland offering a fresh approach to learning new skills with exciting cookery classes, legislative hospitality trade courses and inspirational teaching in a unique environment.
With over 40 courses to choose from, designed to suit beginners as well as those more experienced in the hospitality trade, our team of professional tutors and The Cook Schools is run by Sunday Mail Chef Columnist Michael Kilkie and his team of guest chefs, they will inspire you to learn with imagination, passion and enjoyment.
Whether your aim is to take your hospitality skills to the next level you will find a course suitable for you at the Tennent’s Training Academy.
Acqua Panna is proud of a long history, and legend says that its estate dates as far back as the Renaissance period, to the days of the famed de Medici family of Florence.
The de Medici’s were known for their sumptuous banquets and their love for fine wine and food and, the lore has it, this way these Renaissance gourmet secured themselves a constant supply of fresh mineral water for daily use in court and for their memorable banquets as well.
Perfectly balanced, light and luminous with a tonic note, Acqua Panna has the rare ability to enhance even the most delicate flavours. A fascinating nature that mirrors the earth of Tuscany from which it flows.
Acqua Panna encompasses the very essence of Tuscan lifestyle, heritage and fine elegance, an extraordinary water rooted in the heart of the Italian culinary, artistic and historical tradition. Known for its remarkable limpidness and freshness, with subtle but very pleasant flavours, Acqua Panna natural mineral water flows from the Apennines Mountains inside the very heart of the picturesque Tuscan landscape.
Here, sheltered by uncontaminated nature since Renaissance times, it continues to surface in all its purity, in a perfect setting, as it has done for centuries.
Carnevale is a family-run business which has been manufacturing mozzarella, ricotta and specialist Italian cheeses, meat products and fresh pasta in the UK since 1966. We are also leading importers of the complete premium range of chilled, ambient and frozen predominantly Italian foods, beverages and provisions which are continually added to by our innovative product development/buying team.
Carnevale’s current portfolio of products boast over 4,000 lines and thus is able to meet the needs of the restaurant, pizzeria, hotel, delicatessen, food processing and wholesale trade anywhere in the country.
Our philosophy has always been to adhere and cater to our customers’ requirements providing them with an efficientservice and premium products produced by accredited manufacturers renowned for their consistent quality. Carnevale operates out of two BRC accredited manufacturing sites as well as six depots strategically situated around the United Kingdom. This, coupled with our own fleet of vehicles and dedicated team of telesales representatives, ensures that a high-quality, efficient service is provided for all Carnevale retail and wholesale customers.
Sanpellegrino’s stylish and colourful Sparkling Fruit Beverages convey a sense of joy, spontaneity and colour that whisks you outdoors to sunny southern Italy and the shade of orange groves.
Sanpellegrino Aranciata finds its roots in the all-Italian tradition of preparing delicious thirst-quenching fruit beverages by blending the juice of freshly-squeezed citrus fruits (oranges or lemons) with sparkling water and sugar.
These simple, natural and aromatic beverages are commonly called aranciata or limonata.
Sanpellegrino intuitively produced an industrial version of orange soda, offering its costumers a familiar beverage that is part of their lifestyle, but already prepared and ready to be enjoyed.
Become a sponsor
Scotland is well known worldwide for enjoying a good time, The Scottish Italian community play a vital part in the Scottish Hospitality Industry so it is only right that we reward the very best Italian owned businesses in the country. The Italian Awards will recognise a variety of categories including best restaurant, best multiple operator and many more.
Voting is open to the general public ensuring that these awards reflect Scotland’s favourite Italian places to go and have a good time. The Scottish Italian Awards is an annual event that will showcase the fantastic range and quality of Scotland’s Italian owned businesses.
We have a number of exciting awards categories, whether you want to sponsor your own industry award or gain maximum exposure for your company within another section. We look forward to working with you to maximise the opportunity that the event will represent to your business. Contact us about becoming a sponsor.