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Paula Sherlock becomes new chair of FEA’s Light Equipment & Tableware Product Group

15th May 2024 - 05:00
Paula Sherlock
Paula Sherlock is the new chair of FEA's influential Light Equipment and Tableware (LET) Product Group, taking over from Steve Goodliff who stepped down from the role after 18 years.

Paula has spent her career in a variety of areas within the foodservice equipment industry, in design, technology, tableware and heavy and light equipment, dealing with consultants, dealers and manufacturers. 

Paula was instrumental in setting up the FEA Light Equipment and Tableware pavilion at this year’s HRC show. Future plans include a regular LET newsletter and an annual award for best LET project, all designed to boost knowledge, insight, and performance across the industry.

She commented: "Reducing carbon footprint, energy efficiency, minimising food waste - these are absolute priorities that we have to focus on and that our customers increasingly want to know about.

“However, we need to do this in as accessible a manner as possible – with all the daily challenges of running a busy kitchen, operators don’t always have time to focus on these issues. We can help lift the burden by making it simpler, and providing clear facts and figures that help meet sustainability objectives." 

Steve Goodliff has won the Donald Bird Award, the FEA Light Equipment and Tableware Forum’s highest accolade. The Donald Bird Award recognises an individual who has gone the extra mile and had a significant impact on the light equipment and tableware industry. Steve will continue to play a role on the FEA’s LET Group, supporting Paula and the team with his experience.

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.

Paul Anderson, chair of the FEA, added: "Asking Paula to take over as chair of the Light Equipment and Tableware Product Group was a very simple decision. You might say it was elementary...

“She has an incredible amount of expertise and her experience in different aspects of the foodservice equipment industry gives her great insight, a holistic approach with the ability to see things from different points of view. Plus, her passion for the LET sector is unrivalled."

Written by
Edward Waddell