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QCM has been operating for more than fifteen years and was originally set up as a service company by Dave Salmon and Alan Truelove. Gerry Oakley joined the pair in 2010 to form QCM Equipment after serving as a director of Bradford-based Airedale Catering Equipment.


Gerry has spent a lifetime in catering equipment and has successfully designed and managed projects throughout the UK, Ireland and Europe in every sector of the foodservice industry from healthcare to hotels, restaurants and bars, airports and staff catering.


QCM draws inspiration for its business values by looking “proudly backwards”.

Working in a small geographic area means that we can work to the highest standards and ensure that customers are happy to keep coming back and to recommend us. It’s no surprise that many of our clients have been with us since the business started and have grown with us.

Peter Sanchez Iglesias - Casamia

Photograph courtesy of John Blackwell


...creative and talented

commercial kitchen experts

  • From a single item to complete project

  • Experienced and knowledgeable staff

  • Award winning designers 

  • Reliable and local service support

  • Flexible and responsive to your needs

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about us

Pony and Trap, Chew Magna

Photograph courtesy of Tim Martin


our projects

what we do

Advice & Support

Whether it's a simple replacement of one item of equipment, or you need advice, designs and the installation of a complete new facility you can be sure we can help

We work closely with major manufacturers like Hobart, Rational, Foster, Falcon and you'll often be surprised that quality equipment can still offer value for money.

Most importantly - unlike the internet only suppliers we are always happy to come to your premises and assess your current arrangements then give detailed advice and guide you through all the complications of delivery and installation.


We have over 35 years of experience in every conceivable area of the foodservice industry


Great design starts with gaining a detailed insight into your business, so we take an initial brief then making careful recommendations which are both practical and in line with your budget.

To make the best use of valuable kitchen space we produce "made to measure" stainless steel and can also provide expert guidance in specialist areas like ventilation, energy efficiency, and regulations.


Project Management

We understand that a vital part of our role in supporting your business is taking full responsibility for all aspects of catering equipment supply - whether it's ensuring you meet current regulations, arranging delivery and installation by fully qualified engineers, removing and safely disposing of redundant equipment - through to staff training after work is completed.

Again, our years of expertise in working in the most demanding of environments means we can take care of all these headaches - and leaves you free to concentrate on running your business.


We are proud to work with some of the region's most talented businesses...

Michelin Guide 2018

Casamia - retaining their Michelin Star for 2018 (also 5 AA Rosettes)

Pony & Trap - retaining their Michelin Star for 2018

Paco Tapas - attaining their first Michelin Star in 2018

Bird in Hand - retaining their Bib Gourmand for 2018

Bristol Good Food Awards 2016

Best Wine List - Casamia
Best Restaurant - Casamia
Best Burger - Chomp
Best Chain - Friska

Best Pizza - Pi Shop

Best British - The Pump House

Best Fish & Chips - Salt & Malt

Best Sunday Lunch - Yurt Lush

Bristol Good Food Awards 2018

Best Chef - Peter Sanchez Iglesias (Casamia)

Best Front of House - Casamia

Best Wine List - Casamia
Best Newcomer - Root
Best Steak - Chomp

Best Gastropub - The Kensington Arms

Best Fish & Chips - Salt & Malt

Best Asian - Woky Ko

National Restaurant Awards 2018

Casamia - No. 26

Root - No. 57

Paco Tapas - No. 75

"We were lucky enough to be introduced to Gerry and QCM Equipment by a friend of mine a couple of years ago and have worked closely with them to project manage the move of Casamia’s kitchen and the creation of our two new businesses. Their professionalism and attention to detail is second to none and the results have been fantastic. Not only do they understand the technical requirements needed but their understanding of our busy schedules and dedication to go the extra mile is incredible. As a family business ourselves, it’s great to be able to work with another local family and feel 100% confident in their ability to deliver an unrivalled service. We look forward to a long working relationship with QCM and all their team."

- Peter Sanchez-Iglesias

Casamia - Sanchez-Brothers Group

"Thank you so much for all of your hard work, professionalism and sense of humour, that went into completing our wonderful new kitchen and beautiful servery. You are the best!"

- Linda Thomas

St Mary's School, Calne

"What can I say other than thank you, thank you, thank you. Both you and the guys have gone well beyond the necessary to help us through a difficult couple of days and we are all extremely grateful. The results of your efforts are superb; we are delighted with the outcome."

- Chris Eggleton

Pony & Trap


what customers say

For sales and design enquiries please contact: 

Gerry: 07891 659859 or [email protected]

Max: 07794 369012 or [email protected]

For service and maintenance enquiries please contact: Dave: 07866 423576 or [email protected]

Office: 01761 221013

Fairacre, The Street, Compton Martin, Bristol, BS40 6JF

We are committed to the highest standards and we are members of the following industry schemes.

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