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The importance of Planned Preventive Maintenance (PPM)

If you work in the foodservice industry, there’s nothing worse than a key piece of equipment in the kitchen breaking down - mainly because you just know it’ll do it at the worst possible time. This is particularly the case with accelerated cooking and microwave technology; so important are such devices when it comes to maintaining high levels of service, that any issues with reliability and performance can have a direct impact on the bottom line. Thankfully, there’s something called Planned [...]

14 years and counting as SafeContractor Accredited!

We’re delighted to announce that Marren has achieved SafeContractor accreditation for the 14thyear in a row. Above, you can see our Procurement and Logistics Manager, Lee Scroxton, proudly holding the certificate! SafeContractor is a health and safety audit service for tradespeople and businesses that is very similar to the Contractors Health and Safety Assessment Scheme (CHAS). It’s a brilliant way to reassure our customers that Marren works safely and in accordance with the latest regulations and guidelines. This is particularly important [...]

Kelly Barrell joins the Marren team

We’re delighted to welcome Kelly Barrell to the Marren team. With over twenty years’ experience in sales, and fifteen in the financial sector, Kelly brings a wealth of knowledge, business know-how and expertise in account management to Marren. “I worked for Abbey for almost ten years,” explains Kelly. “That gave me plenty of experience managing customer accounts, developing new business and even managing the brand development.” Five years in the commercial catering spares industry followed, where Kelly worked for GEV Catering [...]

Accelerated cooking or rapid cooking: what’s right for your business?

The phrase ‘time is money’ certainly applies in the food service industry, and it’s why so much of the technology that heads into commercial kitchens is focused on producing food quickly, safely and efficiently. Accelerated cooking and rapid cookers have transformed catering, but choosing the right type for your business doesn’t appear to be that simple, on the face of it. After all, they sound the same, don’t they? Accelerated and rapid cooking technology is similar, but it certainly isn’t identical, [...]

Marren Technical Manager Scoops Mitchells & Butlers Award

At Marren, we’ve spent over thirty years building a team that can offer unrivalled specialist maintenance for the food service industry in the UK. We’ve done this by employing people who combine a deep knowledge of microwave oven and accelerated cooking technology with a genuine desire to provide an unforgettable customer experience. It’s a tough combination to get right, but we’re incredibly proud of our team for proving that it is possible. We’re therefore delighted to announce that the Technical Manager for [...]

Electrolux give Marren Group the seal of approval

Marren have been an Electrolux Authorised Service Partner for over 3 years. Over this period I have always found them to be a very professional and are willing to adapt their service to meet ours and our customers requirements. They are always willing to go the extra mile to ensure the our customers are provided with 'best in class' service. I would not hesitate to highly recommend them to organisations who require a highly trained and professional microwave service [...]

Matthew Bullen awarded outstanding achievement award by NITAL

Marren are delighted to announce that Matthew Bullen has been awarded the NITAL Outstanding Achievement of the Year award. Matt is our latest apprentice to pass the BTEC National Diploma in electronic engineering at Northampton College which he has studied as part of the NVQ Level 3 qualification with our apprenticeship provider NITAL. In his last year of the BTEC qualification Matt really kept his head down, working and studying outside of normal hours to get himself up to the required [...]

Marren praised for their “speedy first time fix”

John Gardner Regional Sales Director, UK and International, TurboChef Technologies inc Marren provide TurboChef with an excellent service coverage throughout the UK, first time fix rates are exceptional and this is achieved through them holding an extensive spare parts supply and their distribution of these parts have resulted in speedy first time fixes when we have had a service requirement.