Epta’s Luca Lastella receives the award from British Ambassador to Italy, Jill Morris

UK/ITALY: Commercial refrigeration equipment manufacturer Epta is among the winners of a competition to recognise outstanding examples of Italian and British excellence.

Thanks to the work of Epta UK, Epta group was named as a winner of his year’s UK-Italy Business Boost Awards, a competition established by the British Consulate General of Milan and the UK’s Department for International Trade (DIT). The prize pays tribute to outstanding Italian entrepreneurial activities that have chosen the UK as a strategic base for their international development and celebrates the success of British companies established in Italy.

The event, in its 12th edition, was held on November 29 at the Palazzo Mezzanotte, home of the Italian Stock Exchange. The gala evening was organised in association with the Italian Stock Exchange – London Stock Exchange Group and ELITE, its international business support and capital raising programme. Guests included the British ambassador in Italy and San Marino, Jill Morris, the City of London Council deputy leader, Tom Sleigh, the CEO of the Italian Stock Exchange, Raffaele Jerusalmi and the British minister for investments, Graham Stuart.

“We are proud of this success, which is the result of the passion and teamwork of our 400 collaborators in the United Kingdom” commented Luca Lastella, general manager UK and Nordic countries Epta, who received the crystal flame from the British ambassador in Italy and San Marino, Jill Morris.

Luca Lastella noted that the award was achieved in the year that its UK commercial refrigeration business celebrates 90 years. “We have boosted investments in the production centre of Bradford and this has allowed us to consolidate ourselves as the ideal partner in Great Britain for refrigeration in the retail sector,” he said. “Furthermore, thanks to the acquisition of Cold Service, we are now able to offer a complete service nationwide proposing tailor made solutions and all-round assistance, in contracting and in after-sales service. We also boast a permanent training centre, a benchmark in Europe in the natural and sustainable refrigeration sector.”