Daventry-based catering equipment supplier, Euro Catering, has appointed a new distributor sales manager.
Jon Davies joins the firm after spending many years in the commercial refrigeration sector, working for names such as Interlevin and AHT Cooling Systems.
His remit is to support Euro Catering’s dealer network on a nationwide basis, using his knowledge of distributor networks and his experience as an account manager handling several hundred key accounts in his portfolio.
He replaces Chris Blunt, who previously filled the same role, but has had to vacate it due to changing family arrangements and commitments. Davies lives in Northamptonshire and is married, with a 2-year-old daughter.
Davies is used to managing relationships at all levels and growing revenues. The supplier believes his appointment demonstrates its dedication to its trade customers and a dealer network that has grown significantly over the last 6 months.
Euro Catering’s Tim Charlton said: “We have brought onboard some exciting new brands over the last year, including Tecnoinox, Morello Forni and American Range.
“These all offer dealers excellent opportunities to sell more to customers and earn a good income on product sales. These two factors are helping us to recruit more dealers than ever and enabling us to create some exclusive supply arrangements on some ranges, for a limited number of dealers within our network.
“By stocking ranges with many different types of equipment within them, we are also making it easier for dealers to sell, as they can offer a customer all they need from what is effectively under one roof.”
To assist this process, Euro Catering also opened its own Culinary Centre in January 2018, which displays equipment as if it were laid out in an exhibition hall and groups equipment so as to convey how it could fit together in a commercial kitchen. It has also attended key trade shows, including Commercial Kitchen 2018 and Foodex 2018.