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We are market leaders in the design, supply and installation of professional foodservice systems in all sectors across the UK and Ireland.



The GastroLab has been developed to provide our valued current and future clients an experience of today’s modern catering technology before making a purchasing decision. The key to our lab is innovation, efficiency, product development and engagement.

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Richard Toye


0191 461 5315

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Tim Whitfield


0191 461 5318

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Bob Vardy

Sales Director

0191 461 5317

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Jon Wall

Project Manager

0191 461 5338

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Sophie Carr

Sales Administrator Gastro-Direct

0191 461 5320

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Callum Kennedy

Sales and Design Manager

0191 461 5322

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Ross Pears

Sales & Design Engineer

0191 461 6371

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James Blanchard

Design Engineer

0191 4142882

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Tracy Toye

Office Manager

0191 461 5311

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Zoe Whitfield

Sales Manager Gastro-Direct

0191 461 5316

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Jennifer Brown

Project Administrator

0191 414 2882

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Michael Workman

Design Engineer

0191 4145329

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Chris Guy

Senior installation Engineer

0191 461 5338

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Scott Robson

Senior installation Engineer

0191 461 5338

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Jack Charlton

Apprentice installation Engineer

0191 461 5338

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James Laverick

Apprentice installation Engineer

0191 461 5338

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Colin Buchan

Apprentice installation Engineer

0191 461 5338

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Shona Grant

Project Administration

0191 490 6374

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Liam Simpson

Design Engineer

0191 414 5329

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Alan Mckenna

Training and Development Chef

0191 4142882

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Steve Clark

Project Manager

0191 414 2882

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Neil Anderson

Field Sales Exec

0191 461 5338

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Direct supply of heavy and light catering equipment. Gastro Direct is a division of GastroNorth Ltd, a primary division of the Upnorth Group company specialising directly in the design and supply of Commercial Catering & Refrigeration foodservice equipment.

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