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S&S delivers to Pizza Hut

By | Case Study, Kitchen Interlock, S&S Northern

S&S Northern is celebrating another successful project with one of the UK’s largest food chains, Pizza Hut.

gas safety pizza hutS&S Northern has supplied its commercial kitchen gas interlock system products to over 10 new and refurbished Pizza Hut delivery outlets across Northern England and Wales in the last 2 years and another 30 are planned in the next few years.

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New premises officially launched by top celebrity chef & dignitories

By | Latest News, S&S Northern

S&S Northern, have sealed their business success with a move to new and larger premises at Buckshaw Village near Chorley.

offices opening The new offices were officially opened on Thursday 17th October by Nigel Haworth, award winning chef and joint owner of the Northcote Group including the Michelin Star restaurant Northcote Manor and Ribble Valley Inns, with The Mayor of Chorley, Councillor John Walker and Chorley Borough Council Leader, Councillor Alistair Bradley. Read More

New CO2 detectors provide health & safety backup for commercial kitchens and school classrooms

By | Industry News, Kitchen Interlock, Laboratory Control, Latest News, S&S Northern

S&S Northern has launched new Carbon Dioxide (CO2)  detectors which can be used to monitor CO2 levels in environments such as commercial kitchens, school and food technology classrooms . The CO2 detectors have already been installed in a number of schools and commercial kitchens and Bristol City Council has this month installed 11 detectors in its kitchens. Read More

Customer service is key to success

By | Case Study, Kitchen Interlock, S&S Northern

Staff at The Leaf Tea Shop and Bar in city centre Liverpool got to see for themselves S&S Northern’s commitment to customer service following a recent break-in at the tea shop and bar.

leaf restaurantLeaf’s Managing Director, Natalie Haywood, says, “We realized we had been broken into during the night when we came to open up in the morning. This was made worse by the fact that during the break-in the key which turns the kitchen’s gas interlock safety system on and off had also been taken, so we were unable to get the kitchen working until we had a new key.

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Back to school for local engineer

By | Case Study, Fire & Environment Safety, Laboratory Control, S&S Northern

Local lad Lee Dempsey is an ex-pupil of Phillips High School in Whitefield and still lives and works in the area for his family run company, S&S Northern. In 1995, a gas detection system was installed in the school laboratory by S&S Northern, but they were in need of replacement this year due to changes in technology and the fact that teachers now want more control over gas availability, so Lee was sent along to assist with the new installation.

philipsLee, Sales Engineer at S&S Northern, was 15 years old when the first gas detection system was installed at the school and didnt think he would be returning to supply a new one nearly 15 years later, Schools are in need to update their gas systems, especially in kitchens where new standards such as BS6173 is concerned, which ensure they are safe to work in. Its really strange coming back to my old school to fit out the science laboratories, but great to see they are adhering to the most stringent safety standards so they can continue teaching safely. Read More

Sue ‘Moon Walks’ for Breast Cancer

By | Latest News, S&S Northern

Director of S&S Northern, Sue McMahon, completed the challenging 26.2 mile Moon Walk in London on Saturday 11 May and raised over £500 for breast cancer charities.

breast cancer walkOver 15,000 people took part in the walk which is organised by Walk the Walk, a charity which raises money for breast cancer across the world with celebrities such as Jennifer Saunders, Clare Balding and Gaby Logan taking part.

Sue says, “Over a million people each year are diagnosed with breast cancer so I decided with some friends, to do something positive, and also remember my aunt who passed away with breast cancer. It was really tough, but with the support of those watching and cheering us through the night I managed to finish!” Read More

Family run blackpool hotel goes Gas Safe

By | Case Study, Kitchen Interlock, S&S Northern

S&S Northern has supplied its patented gas ventilation and interlock system at the largest family-run Blackpool hotel, The Lyndene.

pizza hut gas interlockSteve McMahon, Director of S&S Northern says, “We are delighted that The Lyndene Hotel chose to work with us on this project.  S&S is a family-run business with a highly qualified team of experts offering excellent customer service and value for money.  Our position as the UK’s gas safety experts is based on nearly two decades of customer satisfaction.  All our products are patented and we are able to supply either an off the peg solution or design a bespoke system to meet a customer’s exact requirements.” Read More

S&S Northern supplies to Olympic Park kitchens

By | Case Study, Industry News, Kitchen Interlock, S&S Northern

S&S Northern’s world class performance and reputation as a gas safety specialist secured the company a contract at the London 2012 Olympic & Paralympic Games.

In total, 29 of S&S Northern’s gas interlock systems (Merlin 1200) were installed within the Olympic Village’s temporary marquee kitchens, ensuring the health and safety of the staff working in the kitchens and serving food to over 18,000 Olympic and Paralympic athletes from across the globe, 24/7.

olympic village

S&S Northern’s gas interlock systems were the choice of Ideal Catering Solutions, the Norfolk based company which was selected by LOCOG for the expertise it offers in creating bespoke catering solutions to kit out the Olympic Village’s kitchens. Read More

Sales Engineer Becomes Business Graduate

By | Latest News, S&S Northern


Craig Dempsey, Sales Engineer at S&S Northern has become the first member of staff at the company to achieve a Foundation Degree in Business (Fda).  Craig graduated at a ceremony at King George’s Hall, Blackburn earlier in October after studying at the University Centre at Blackburn College for over 2 years.  The degree is accredited by Lancaster University. Read More