National interior fit-out specialists for the food retail and hospitality sector, Jephsons Shopfitters, has been given the highest possible accolade by its oldest client, when it was recently named KFC Contractor of the Year for 2018.


The award was presented at KFC’s annual prestigious ceremony held at the Hilton Hotel, where the global food brand recognises the value of its UK working partners.


When Jephsons received the accolade the KFC representative said it was being awarded because of the company’s “tireless support during all stages of the development (that) has enabled us to develop, test and refine our most brand-building concept to date. Their quality, consistency and delivery on prestigious projects makes them a well-deserved winner of this award.”


Jephsons Commercial Director, Ian Jephson said he could not have been happier to receive the award on behalf of all the company; “This is the third time that we have been awarded Contractor of the Year by KFC and it’s a testimony to the focus that everyone of our team places on customer-first service that is based on delivering high quality products and services. We have been working on KFC projects for over 40 years now and truly value the appreciation of our work that this award reflects.” 

Jephsons has been specialising in interior fit-out services for over 50 years, developing what it believes to be unparalleled experience in managing turn-key projects for some of the best-known global brands in the food retail and hospitality industries.


Among its other clients are Costa Coffee, Taco Bell, Pizza Hut and several independent restaurants, bars and cafes. It narrowly missed out on being named Costa Coffee Contractor of the year when it came runner-up in those awards this year.


“We like to think that being recognised by clients in this way reflects the added value that we build into our services. These are difficult and changing times that we are currently living through, times when you need to know that you are placing yourself in good hands, that you are putting your faith in a provider you can trust. We thank all our clients for that confidence and hope to carry on showing that it is well founded for many years to come,” said Jephsons’ Operations Director, Nigel Schofield.


From its East Midlands’ base in Mansfield, Jephsons manages projects from Jersey to Scotland and from East Anglia to the Republic of Ireland. It has over 10,000 square feet of manufacturing workshop space and a team of over 50 specialist joiners and fitters that work in hardwoods, softwoods, laminates, Corian, and various sheet materials including MDF. The company uses cutting edge CNC machining which when combined with its own spray booth and finishing facilities means that is has no issue in managing consistency across repeat and large-scale projects.


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