Ian Dance Services Ltd are now FCA authorised

    Congratulations to IDS Managing Director Bruce Dance who is now approved under section 59 of the Financial Services and Markets Act (FSMA 2000), which in turn means that Ian Dance Services Ltd are now FCA authorised. This allows IDS to offer lease purchase and finance for catering products to both Sole Traders and…

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IDS and Albert Goodman Chartered Accountants

Ian Dance Services were recently the topic for a Case Study from Albert Goodman Chartered Accountants who managed to capture the essence of IDS in all its glory.  Albert Goodman said, “Family business Ian Dance Services Ltd are the South-West’s leading catering engineers. When you eat at your favourite restaurant or pub, the chances are the oven was…

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New installation at Beese’s Riverside Bar

IDS’ 4 Wheel Drive Transporters came in handy for a recent installation at Beese’s Riverside Bar. After selling the business a Retigo Combination Oven, IDS engineers were tasked with the intricacies of carrying said oven down a steep, wet path and into the kitchen area overlooking the river. With one engineer ‘too long’ to assist…

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IDS visit Houno factory in Denmark

Bruce and myself were invited by Middleby UK to visit the Houno factory in Randers, Denmark recently. After a 40 minute journey from Aarhus, Denmark’s second largest city, we arrived at the factory and were made to feel very welcome by our hosts. Our perfectly cooked Halibut! Following a brief outline of the itinerary for…

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IDS visit Clifton Food Range

IDS had an enjoyable visit to Clifton Food Range this morning where Charlotte and Fi offered up some lovely chicken, salmon and asparagus & egg using their ‘sous vide’ style of cooking in their world famous food baths! Sous Vide Sous vide literally translates from French as ‘under vacuum.’ It was developed in France in…

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Chef René Chapman Holds Another Rational Cookery Demonstration

The latest Rational cookery demonstration was held at IDS HQ this week and was a resounding success. Chef René Chapman was on hand to demonstrate the capabilities of the Rational combi-oven, preparing and cooking some mouthwatering food. Delegates were treated to Pain au Chocolat and Croissants with their tea and coffee, moving on to sample a full…

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Congratulations to IDS Engineer Ben Marsh for recently qualifying as an F Gas Category 1 Engineer

  Congratulations to IDS Engineer Ben ‘Marshy’ Marsh for recently qualifying as an F Gas Category 1 Engineer. Marshy’s qualification allows him to carry out the following types of work on ‘Refrigeration or stationary air conditioning and heat pump systems’: – Installation – Maintenance – Leak checking – Recovering refrigerant gases – Decommissioning and disposal…

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IDS attended the latest Chefs’ Forum

IDS attended the latest Chefs’ Forum event at the Bristol Marriott Hotel yesterday.  It was our second exhibition since joining Chefs’ Forum and it proved to be a successful day all round. Managing Director Bruce Dance had this to say “The Chefs’ Forum is a good platform to interact with chefs and business owners and…

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MMM! That’s good coffee

Here at IDS we have always strived to take on new challenges and find better ways to satisfy our customers needs. Our latest challenge came from David Eckett, who is driving a mobile coffee van that needed our comprehensive Gas safety Inspection. Making sure his coffee van complied with the latest gas safety regulations. This…

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Ian Dance Services wows with new display kitchen

Weston-super-Mare-based dealer, Ian Dance Services (IDS) has launched a new demonstration kitchen at its headquarters. MD, Bruce Dance, detailed: “The reason we decided to set up the display kitchen was that often our clients would comment on their interests in purchasing a combination oven or large dishwasher but they could only view these expensive items…

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