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2 July 18

Two of GastroNorth’s finest listed in Catering Insight’s Power List

GastroNorth are extremely proud to announce that two members of our staff have been featured […]

GastroNorth are extremely proud to announce that two members of our staff have been featured in Catering Insight’s 2018 Power List!

Our Sales Director, Bob Vardy, and Junior Design Engineer, James Blanchard, have been included in this month’s edition of Catering Insight, with Bob appearing in the Industry Innovators category and James in the Young Trailblazers category.

Both Bob and James have worked incredibly hard in the last 12 months, and we at GastroNorth thought it was only right to nominate them both to appear in the Power List and pay recognition to all of their efforts and achievements.

Despite a difficult year with trading conditions, Bob has adopted a very strong sales focus and has been a driving force with our sales team in ensuring that sales numbers have increased for this year, following last year’s industry wide downturn.

With his experience in the industry and outstanding equipment knowledge, Bob also managed to secure a number of new clients and projects for GastroNorth across the country in the last year, which will undoubtedly provide not only nice prestigious developments to work on but also a large number of multi-site corporate account business across multiple clients and business sectors.

Although Bob has been with GastroNorth for a number of years, we are also committed in supporting younger staff who are just starting their careers in the catering equipment industry.

Richard Toye, Director at GastroNorth, said: “Bob has continued to use his expert knowledge of the industry to support a number of clients with their projects and developments, and has been very positive and reassuring despite some of the issues we have been faced with. He has worked endless hours with clients for many years and now successfully seeing the rewards with orders emerging.”

As well as Bob, our apprentice turned Junior Design Engineer, James, also made the list after coming straight from college and beginning a CAD technician apprenticeship with us.

Whilst embarking on the course, James assisted the design team with several projects and since completing his apprenticeship, has took on the role of Junior Design Engineer where he is now learning how to transfer designs into quotations.

Director, Tim Whitfield, said: “James as progressed massively between starting his apprenticeship and taking on his current role of Junior Design Engineer, and he has learned so much about the industry since he started with us.”

Both added: “Despite being nominated for two completely different reasons, we couldn’t be more proud of Bob and James making it into the Power List, and we are delighted that everyone can now see what amazing work they’ve done in the past year.”

You can read Bob and James’ Power List nominations in the latest issue of Catering Insight to find out just how brilliant they’ve been!

Read the full feature here: www.cateringinsight.com/e-magazines/catering-insight-july-2018/

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