We’re proud to showcase our work with Olive Tree Brasseries in our latest case study. Olive Tree has grown from a single restaurant to having four restaurants throughout the North West. We were involved in the fit out of their Stockton Heath & Lytham restaurants. Click here to watch the video case study and read […]
We’re proud to showcase our work with The Foodwell in our latest case study. We’ve recently completed kitchen and bar works at their flagship site in Salford New Bailey, a new and upcoming area in Manchester City Centre. Click here to watch the video case study and read more…
We’re proud to showcase our work with WOLF Street Food in our latest case study. Over the past year, we’ve completed works across their new Manchester Arndale, Manchester Spinningfields and Nottingham stores, with bespoke fresh serving counters installed at all three. Click here to watch the video case study and read more…
Acme are thrilled to have made the shortlist for this year’s Catering Insight Awards. Nominated for Distributor of the Year- North of the UK Category, Acme has been yet again recognised for completing a major project for Stuart Gillies at the Bank House restaurant in Chislehurst, and for achieving Constructionline Gold Membership. The awards recognise […]
We are delighted to have taken the prize for ‘Best Commercial Kitchen Installation Firm’ at this year’s Global Hospitality Awards. The Global Hospitality Awards are designed to recognise firms and the individuals behind them that have worked tirelessly over the past 12 months to achieve industry leading success, client satisfaction and market growth. We are […]
Last weekend, over ten of the Acme team ventured out in challenging weather conditions for a very special sponsored walk, in memory of Carlie Morrison and in aid of Teenage Cancer Trust. They joined colleagues from Pentland Wholesale and The Canopy Company, as well as family and friends of Carlie. Carlie is the late daughter […]
This article is for you if: You operate medium-sized refrigeration equipment, such as retail refrigeration, walk-in cold rooms, cellar cooling or chillers (it will likely not apply to small refrigeration, such as undercounter fridges, bottle coolers and upright fridges). Your equipment was purchased before mid-2018 You want to know more about the refrigeration gas ban […]
We’re proud to have worked with WOLF Street Food on several projects this year, the latest of which is their new Manchester Spinningfields restaurant. With a prime location, authentic fresh-and-fast Italian dishes and an attractive contemporary décor, the restaurant is already thriving. Our teams designed and installed the open-kitchen, along with the bespoke fresh-food counter […]
As we grow and evolve, so do our marketing materials. We’ve just released a new brochure as well as a variety of new marketing materials. You can download our new brochure here. Take a look at our case studies and other collateral throughout the website.
We’re happy to report another strong summer, with a broad variety of projects completed throughout the busy season. Local authorities continue to trust us with their summer works, including a number of school kitchen refurbishments completed locally for Lancashire Council this summer. Our catering teams have enjoyed delivering two new restaurants for Wolf Street Food, […]
As another demonstration of our commitment to health & safety best-practice, we have now become an official training provider for IOSH ‘Managing Safely’ and ‘Working Safely’ courses. This gives us the capability to internally deliver IOSH training to all company employees as well as throughout the wider group. IOSH Working & Managing safely accreditations are […]
This month, Chef and former Gordon Ramsay Group CEO Stuart Gillies is due to open ‘Bank House’, an exciting new standalone restaurant in Chislehurst, London. It is the first opening for Stuart since he left the Gordon Ramsay Group, which he led firstly as managing director and then as CEO, for over 10 years. We […]
Our teams have worked hard to increase our Constructionline accreditation to Gold standard – a new achievement for Acme. This accreditation sits alongside our many other construction & health & safety accreditations to demonstrate our capabilities and commitment to safe systems of work. Ian Simcock, Health & Safety Manager for Acme said, “Constructionline Gold puts […]
The summer has arrived and for many hospitality businesses, it’s peak trading period. Hotels and holiday parks are bustling, bars are thriving and al-fresco dining is at its peak. The public wants to enjoy the sunshine, and so does your business! It’s also a busy time for us too, but for a slightly different reason. […]
The team at Acme were delighted to be awarded ‘Highly Commended’ in this year’s Hive Awards. The Hive Awards recognise business excellence throughout Blackburn, Darwen & the surrounding areas. Acme have been based in Blackburn since the business was established in 1964 and we’re proud to play a large part in the local community. This […]
It was a pleasure to sponsor & attend last nights ‘Stadium Experience Awards’ at Manchester’s Etihad Stadium. Hospitality teams from over 50 stadiums attended the annual awards evening which recognised hospitality excellence in stadiums throughout the UK. Congratulations to all the deserved winners and thank you to the teams at Manchester City, Fabulous Fan Fayre […]
We’re delighted to have made the shortlist for this year’s ‘Hive’ Blackburn & Darwen Business Awards. We’ve been shortlisted for three categories: The Environmental Business Award The Investing in Future Skills Award The Commitment to Blackburn & Darwen Award This is a great achievement and represents how hard our teams work across all three areas. […]
We were very proud to be involved with this year’s British Masters Golf Championship, held at Hillside Golf Club. Hillside are a longstanding customer of ours and we were delighted when they asked us to provide some temporary catering equipment for the event, in addition to the new commercial kitchen that we installed several years […]
Last week, we visited Foodwell, a new and unique restaurant in Manchester, for a special event by the Manchester Hospitality Network. With speakers from ‘Mindbox’ and Manchester’s own Warehouse Project/ParkLife, the event focused on promoting mental health & welbeing in the hospitality industry. With many of Manchester’s key names in hospitality in attendance, it was […]
Foxfields Country Hotel is a well-established 44-bed hotel based on the outskirts of the picturesque Ribble Valley. The hotel has recently made a substantial investment in a unique and modern new restaurant named ‘Artisan Ribble Valley’. Bringing a taste of city-centre dining to the countryside, the result is a contemporary space that is like nothing […]
Happy Easter from everyone at Acme! We have restricted opening hours over the Easter period. Please find our office opening times below: Sales Office – Closes 5.00pm Thursday 18th April and Re-opens business as usual on Tuesday 23rd April 2019 – Normal Office Hours. Accounts – Closes 5.00pm Thursday 18th April and Re-opens business as […]
Branwood Preparatory School, based in Monton in Greater Manchester, is an independent school catering for children between the ages of five and eleven. After decades of heavy use, Branwood decided that it was time to give their school kitchen a full refurbishment, and hired Acme to design, specify and install it. The result is a […]
We had a great time on Tuesday meeting so many Robinsons’ tenants at the annual Robinsons’ Trade Show. As a gathering of key food & equipment suppliers, the event was a one-stop-shop for Robinsons tenants to find out about the latest developments in products and technology and secure some great deals. Alaric & Leigh from […]
We’re excited to welcome three new starters to the Acme team this month. Ian joins us as our new Group Health & Safety Manager. With NEBOSH qualifications, IOSH membership and substantial experience to his name, Ian is perfectly qualified to take the reigns of Acme’s health & safety. Our teams already have an excellent reputation […]
We’re delighted to announce that we’ve recently secured a place as a supplier to Surrey County Council (SCC). After a competitive tender, we were awarded a place on SCC’s framework for the supply & installation of refrigeration equipment. Our teams supply a wide range of refrigeration equipment to SCC – from retail grab-and-go units for […]
We are delighted to confirm that we have been shortlisted for the North West ‘Business Masters’ Awards 2019. Hosted by TheBusinessDesk.com, the Business Masters recognises leading businesses throughout the North West for their achievements throughout 2018. We have been nominated for the ‘Investment Award’ thanks to the launch of our new website, updated brand and […]
We are delighted to announce that we’ve made this years’ shortlist for the Catering Insight Service & Maintenance Provider of the Year award. As one of the industry’s most prestigious award ceremonies, the Catering Insight awards celebrate the achievements of the UK’s most successful distributors and suppliers. The nomination goes to recognise the hard work […]
Our Financial Director Roger Swansbury has just returned from a 400 km bike ride in Madagascar to raise money for children’s charity CAFT (children’s adventure farm trust). Starting in the stunning capital Antananarivo, the ride embraced some tough uphill climbs to the Malagasy highlands, then wound through small villages, paddy fields, and beautiful roads lined […]
As the business is celebrating its 53rd birthday, it’s the perfect time for a re-fresh. The team have been working hard at Acme’s HQ in Blackburn and have recently given the reception area a makeover to give the business a more modern, contemporary feel. White walls with flashes of bright green furniture and foliage, along […]
This week is the end of an era. It’s the week that we wave goodbye to Alan Meats – Acme’s longest serving member of staff. Alan, who has worked for Acme (with a small gap!) since 1970, is taking up his well-earned retirement at the end of this week. If you want to wish him farewell, Thursday 26th July will be his last day with the business…
This year represents the 15th year that Acme have been NICEIC accredited. This is a great achievement for the company in what is a highly regulated and detailed accreditation.
This morning, the team have brought in a whole host of cakes and goodies to sell in aid of Macmillan Cancer. We’re hoping to raise a record amount of money this year as part of Macmillan Cancers’ ‘Worlds Biggest Coffee Morning’.
John Savage, CEDA judge said, “The fact that Allerton Manor has triumphed over many other great projects shows the exceptional quality and standards that the Acme team work to. The kitchen and bar facilities are of a very high quality and the customer was obviously very pleased with the result”.
Acme is proud to showcase the full restaurant fit out it recently completed for top Manchester restaurant ‘V-Rev’.
Last month, Acme completed a project with Leeds University Union (LUU) to design and build four new commercial kitchens for their Students’ Union refurbishment. As part of the £16m project, all four kitchens were refurbished to cater for the increased needs of LUU’s four restaurants and bars…