U-Select was launched in 2015, however being part of industry-leading PKL Group means that we have a wealth of experience working within the commercial catering equipment market.
Whether you’re just starting out or have been in business for a long time, you can benefit from our experience built up over the last 30 years supplying commercial kitchen facilities throughout the UK and around the world.
PKL Group is the UK’s leading supplier of temporary and permanent modular kitchens, and commercial catering equipment for hire.
Established in 1988, PKL is vastly experienced in supplying thousands of items of commercial kitchen equipment to a wide variety of customers throughout the UK and around the world each year. In 2019, PKL Group was acquired by Lowe Rental, a global leader in the supply of refrigeration equipment.
All this experience means that you are in safe hands when procuring catering equipment through U-Select, as you can draw on our extensive knowledge, resources and expert staff when specifying and procuring your new kitchen equipment.
PKL holds a wide variety of national and internationally recognised accreditations, including ISO 9001, ISO 14001, OHSAS 18001, SAFEContractor, CHAS, F-Gas and Gas Safe certification.
Catering Equipment Preparation
PKL operates a number of in-house facilities to ensure that catering equipment from our hire fleet arrives with you in the best possible condition.
Our in-house test and inspection centre, Kit Heaven, is dedicated to the maintenance and quality control of commercial catering equipment, and is the largest in Europe. The facility includes a number of specialist catering equipment cleaning bays, engineering zones and commissioning centres through which every item of catering equipment passes before going on hire. In addition, each item of catering equipment must pass a dedicated quality control test unique to that item of equipment before it leaves our premises.
Kit Heaven is staffed by our in-house team of catering equipment engineers, cleaners and technical support staff, who are all experts in the maintenance and operation of commercial catering equipment.
When it comes to procuring new catering equipment you are in safe hands. We regularly replenish items of our 10,000 strong hire fleet of catering equipment, procure large amounts of equipment for specialist large scale events and have also supplied nearly 300 new kitchens throughout the UK over the last five years. All this means that we have close links with many leading brand manufacturers and can provide specialist advice when you are specifying catering equipment for your new kitchen.
Meet the Team
Operating as part of PKL Group, U-Select can draw upon a wealth of experience and expertise in delivering commercial kitchens throughout the UK. Below are just a few of the U-Select team who will be helping deliver your perfect kitchen, your way.
Lee VinesChief Executive
Chris IrvingProjects Director
Jonathan StewardU-Select Sales Manager
Kelli BarrettU-Select Sales Executive
Matt PerryU-Select Sales Executive
John PeckEquipment Buyer
Phil ScoblePR and Marketing
PKL Group has over 25 years of experience in supplying catering equipment and modular KitchenPods throughout the UK and around the world for both temporary and permanent uses.
PKL developed the world’s first temporary kitchen in 1988 and quickly grew to be a leading supplier of temporary catering infrastructure for hire throughout the UK. As PKL has developed, it moved to the supply of permanent catering infrastructure, both through the supply and management of heavy duty items of catering equipment for commercial kitchens for contract hire and more recently through the supply of permanent modular KitchenPods and food servery kiosks for hire and sale.
Located just outside Cheltenham in Gloucestershire, PKL employs around 100 people and undertakes over 500 hires of catering equipment and temporary kitchens each year. In addition, PKL has supplied nearly 300 permanent modular kitchen buildings throughout the UK over the last five years.
PKL’s customers include large blue chip organisations, local authorities, schools and universities, hotel and restaurant chains, major UK music festivals, event organisers, contract caterers, the emergency services and large scale retail outlets.
On a global scale, PKL has also supplied large scale kitchen and dining complexes for large scale sporting events including the last four Olympic Games and the last four Commonwealth Games, as well as the UK and US military.
How U-Select works together as a team is one of the most important factors in our continued success. Because of this, we’ve worked hard to identify the values that we think are inherent within our team and at the same time make sure that we all know what our customers should expect from us as a company.