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Crosbys’ New Website is Now Live!

We’ve kicked off 2017 with a brand new look! We’re always striving to improve what we do at Crosbys and this year, we’ve started with our website. Here are some of the improvements that have been made to make your shopping smooth and enjoyable. You’re Hired! Due to the recent success of our website and the increased amount of customers, we’ve taken on a Digital Marketing Apprentice to help improve our digital presence even further. Over the next year we’ll be adding new and exciting products to the website, producing... Read More


Restaurant Loyalty – Turn a Satisfied Customer into a Loyal Customer.

Will a loyalty scheme help you to engage with & learn from your customers? Will it give them a reason to return while helping you to build your business? There are various types of loyalty schemes around, those which offer discounts & offers in return for an email address, some which offer a freebie after a number of visits and others which are an annual membership for a small fee with discounts across various chains. Some restaurants use forms ask for feedback, and will then use your details to email... Read More


Restaurants and Pubs are making a FORTUNE using this Pokemon Go trick

If you haven’t heard about it by now, where have you been this past month?!. Making a leap from the 90s, Pokemon Go is fast becoming the worlds biggest mobile game and has become a gold mine for pubs and restaurants throughout the UK. If you’re not familiar with how the game works, here’s a quick breakdown: • Using a map of the real world, the player has to physically walk around the streets searching for Pokemon. • If the player bumps into a. Pokemon, it’s shown on the screen and... Read More

Rational Oven 20/06/2016

Rational Product Demonstration – 8th July 2016

At Crosbys, we have a working kitchen where we regularly showcase the latest equipment from brands such as Rational, Robot Coupe and Frima. On the 8th July 2016, we’re playing host to a fully trained professional chef who will be taking you through everything there is to know about Rational Combination Ovens. The Rational Representative will be able to answer any questions you might have when it comes to using the oven, including the revolutionary 5 Senses system. There’s also plenty of free Tea and Coffee and you’ll get the... Read More


Lincat Opus 800 – Lincat Set to Reveal Brand New Equipment Range

Lincat has always been a company known for its reliable products, up-to-date innovative ideas and fantastic customer service. This month, Lincat is continuing its investment into the future of Catering Equipment with a brand new cooking suite. The Opus 800 Cooking Suite range is due for release later this year as part of product development plans from Lincat. The new 80 strong Opus 800 range is a result of feedback and improvements on the high successful Opus 700 cooking suite. The Opus 700 range was first launched back in 1999... Read More

Rational Oven 26/02/2016

Rational Oven Cleaning Guide – Your Questions Answered

The Rational range of Combination ovens are some of the most intelligent machines available in the catering industry. We’ve provided an easy to follow guide for cleaning and maintaining your Rational Oven answering many of the questions we get on a daily basis from our customers. How often should I clean the Rational Oven? Your Rational Oven should be cleaned every day with the Rational Cleaning Tablets. This helps to prevent food building up, maintains the high quality of the stainless steel and to help avoid break downs. Failure to... Read More


Looking Back at 2015

Looking back at what we achieved during 2015 – what a busy year we had! In January we combined the celebrations of our 25th year with the opening of our new showroom & warehouse, and welcomed customers, suppliers & friends into our new Newcastle premises for a party. This set the year off at a great pace, and after taking on 2 new apprentices we also bought a local competitor and our staff increased to 39! 2015 saw an impressive increase in turnover too, with November seeing our highest ever... Read More


What’s your “can’t do without” utensil?

Food has fashions – like most things do – preparation & presentation trends come and go. I remember the cupboards in our house in the 80’s boasted an electric tip-opener and a pressure cooker! These days we’re more likely to be storing a juicer or spiralizer. But fashion aside, what can’t you do without? Probably something you use daily, like a really good, sharp knife, or a decent frying pan? Having a good quality utensil can make cooking so much more enjoyable. Many’s the time we’ve struggled on holiday with... Read More


#GenwareBarwareLaunch | 1st October 2015

Genware has been one of Crosbys major brands for over 10 years now and today saw the launch of one of their most anticipated range of products yet: The Genware Barware Range. To celebrate the launch of this exciting new range, Genware invited five of the Crosbys team – Roger, Ben, Gary, Jojo and me – to their launch party in an amazing hidden gem of a bar deep in the backstreets of London . The venue was Cecil’s Bar: described as being the home of characters, cocktails and carefree... Read More

Crosbys New Website 02/10/2015

We Have A New Website!

It’s live and it’s a beautiful thing! Have you seen it? Five years after the original launch of we are proud to go live with our new, bright, sleek and user-friendly website. Technology has changed considerably over these past 5 years, and with our striking new logo and increased product ranges to promote it was certainly the perfect time to look again at our online presence. The process has taken 6 months from the first meeting to today’s launch, and has been coordinated by Crosbys very own Nathaniel Bradley.... Read More