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Founded in 2016,

Ovation supports the design, project management and installation of kitchens and restaurants for some of the world’s biggest restaurant, QSR and bakery groups as well as hundreds of independent businesses.

Bringing together more than 30 years of experience, customers can be confident that our designs have a strong grounding in operator needs, allowing us to create kitchens that flow and restaurants that deliver the greatest customer experience.

We are proud to work in an open and collaborative way on all projects that we undertake, allowing our customers to enjoy a united, creative partnership with the Ovation team. One where you have complete peace of mind and we ultimately gain a thorough understanding of your business, its aspirations and its bespoke needs.

Our aim

Ovation is known for delivering state-of-the-art, effective and sustainable commercial kitchen and restaurant projects. Providing a complete package, using the very latest technology and supported by some of the industry’s leading manufacturers, we are ideally positioned to support businesses to create a site that not just looks great, but also functions effectively, both now, and for the future.

Simon Tappenden

Founder and Managing Director

Simon is the person behind Ovation. Having spent more than 30 years in the foodservice sector, Simon brings an unparalleled level of experience, following stints with leading catering manufacturers, prominent design houses, service and installation providers and even as an operator – originally training as a chef in his early career.

Passionate, highly skilled and with a great understanding of the foodservice industry, Simon offers a high level of professionalism and significant experience to Ovation Commercial Kitchens customers.

Rob Mantle

Projects Director

Rob is an experienced Project Manager with more than 15 years spent in the commercial catering industry. Priding himself on delivering outstanding customer service and bringing a wealth of knowledge from leading chain/group and award-winning independent operator sites, Rob knows just what it takes to deliver on budget and above expectation.

Seeing a project through from initial enquiry to being fully commissioned and handed over, Rob’s knowledge and experience allows him to tailor solutions to meet the exacting needs of the individual customer.