Belfast Telegraph

Thursday 10 July 2014

Catering company toasts £1m HQ plan

Catering equipment specialist ECC has supplied itself with a brand new headquarters in Belfast.

ECC, which incorporates The Hot Coffee Company, has unveiled a £1m state-of-the-art base at Heron Road in the city.

The firm - which employs 10 people - said the investment in a new HQ will support major expansion plans, and it will generate up to 10 new jobs.

ECC's Heron Road complex features office space, a 'guest emporium' and barista coffee training facility. It also has extensive service workshops.

The firm, which prides itself on supplying "everything including the kitchen sink", has been growing steadily since it was formed in 2000 when Edmunds Catering and Commercial Catering combined forces.

ECC distributes heavy, medium and light catering equipment to the hospitality industry, including supplies for chefs and sundry items like crockery and cutlery.

The Hot Coffee Company supplies coffee and coffee machines to hotels, restaurants, bars and retailers.

ECC chairman Marshall McCleery said: "This bold and ambitious investment demonstrates our commitment to ensuring the highest levels of catering and beverage expertise in Northern Ireland.

"It also underlines the current feelgood factor within the licensed and catering trade generally where we are now viewed by many visitors as amongst the finest in the world.

"For too long this part of the world has been sidelined but now, thanks to renewed confidence and through the peace dividend, businesses are reaching not only for the rewards they deserve but to which they are entitled.

"We are excited and look forward to delivering a five-star customer service experience from our new base which is right in the heart of the Titanic Quarter in Belfast."

Mr McCleery said ECC strived to lead the way in its field through developing partnerships with clients and through adding value at the coal-face of the catering and beverage business.

"We take great pride in delivering innovative, cost effective catering solutions across the spectrum," he added.

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