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Simon and Jeanette have worked in the catering and hospitality business for over 20 years.

They met whilst working in a local pub and both showed a flare for the business, Simon as a bar and cellar manager and Jeanette as a chef. They enrolled on a brewery management training programme and then went on to run some of the biggest food based pubs in the West Midlands for Bass Taverns.

After 3 years making money for someone else they decided to go it alone and took on a pub of their own in Northamptonshire. A small friendly village pub started the journey to where they are today. After 4 years in The Plough and having won many awards for food and drink, foot and mouth hit Northamptonshire closing some of the walking and rambling routes that they relied on so much for their business. After months of trying to pull in new trade, they decided to sell up and move on.

In 2003 CSE (Catering Supplies and Equipment) was born, it was just a case of where to run it from, having family in Pembrokeshire made the decision easy, so Fishguard it was.  Originally the business was set up to sell janitorial supplies and catering equipment to the catering industry, but slowly bit by bit the business evolved and changed tack. More and more people wanted to hire things, a few glasses and plates here and few cups and saucers there, it just snowballed.

Today CSE Hire is one of Wales’s foremost catering hire companies, and is growing stronger every year as new product lines get added and bigger clients come on board. We are fiercely proud of what we have achieved over the years and feel that our clients see that in the quality of our service and products we offer.

Simon is a also a volunteer for the RNLI on the Fishguard Lifeboat.

CSE Hire have always been reliable, professional and have gone the extra mile for us. The glassware and crockery are substantial and great quality, and behind the scenes the cookware is top notch. We have had great business with CSE over the years, and we wouldn’t use anyone else! A big thank you from the team at Qube Catering.

Qube Catering | qube-catering.co.uk

CSE are a great company to work with. As mobile caterers CSE’s services are hugely appreciated, they provide a full range of equipment required for weddings & commercial catering and they safely deliver our hire orders to the most difficult locations. CSE always go above & beyond.

Nicole | Holdens Catering | holdenscatering.com

Both the team at Pembrokeshire Tourism and the Board of Directors would like to thank you and your staff for the spectacular effort which you made in supplying to the Pembrokeshire Tourism Awards recently. Joy has indicated how helpful and professional your team has been in the run up to the event, long may our working relationship continue in such a positive way.

Alison Belton | Pembrokeshire Tourism

CSE..run a first class service. The quality of their china, cutlery and glass is top grade and the standard of their kitchen equipment is faultless. The staff at CSE are friendly, helpful and cheerful and the company have always been willing to go that extra mile for us. They have never let us down.

Judy | Four Cooks | Pembrokeshire

Thanks so much for all your help (and patience!!!).
You took away a lot of the stress and really helped make it a special day for us. All the best, Michelle and Darryl xxx

Michelle and Darryl

I would like to thank you for your service and help, It was fantastic and I would certainly recommend you in the future. Everyone was helpful, the order was correct and the standard of crockery was much better than we have had previously from other companies.

Absolutely superb service! Thank you so much, we only had a party with a small number of people but you made our lives so much easier. Delivery and all. Thanks again

Rebecca Morse | Pembrokeshire

Just a note to say a very big thank you for your excellent service. It was a superb day and all went very well. Diolch yn fawr.

Nathan and Julia

Thanks so much to you and Jeanette for your excellent service and cooperation from first enquiry though to delivery and collection. We are really pleased with the presentation and quality of your crockery and would definitely recommend you..

Emma Price | Creative Skillset Cymru

Just wanted to say thank you for being friendly and easy to deal with….

Rosie Evans | Dale Hall Event

CSE Hire were fantastic. They are friendly and incredibly helpful – nothing was too much trouble and they offered sensible suggestions about what I’d need for my wedding day.  Jeanette and the rest of the team should get a medal for their calm, warm approach to stressed brides.  Can’t recommend them highly enough!

Ceris | St David's Wedding

Friendly and helpful on the phone; backed up by a reliable and punctual delivery service. CSE and its staff (I dealt with Jeanette and Simon who are wonderful) made my launch event (at Guy Manning’s Art Room, Tenby) so easy to arrange, and their back-up service after the snow was incredible. Look no further, highly recommended, thanks again.

Guy Manning | Guy Manning's Art Room, Tenby

Thank you for supplying our wedding… The day went perfectly and the cake plates looked great on the tables! Your delivery team were helpful and friendly and everything went fantastically!

Emma | Manorbier Castle Wedding
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