Catering equipment supplier Euro Catering has boasted a ‘significant appointment’ amid plans to expand business in the UK market.
It has added Chris Blunt to its sales team as part of its desire to support dealers’ growth and profitability targets. Blunt, formerly area sales manager of Uropa Distribution, the wholesale arm of Nisbets joined as distributor sales manager.
He brings 25 years’ catering industry experience to the role, the last five spent working on the wholesale side of the business, supplying equipment to clients ranging from Michelin-star restaurants to school contract caterers. He has built relationships with over 300 different distributors.
Euro Catering owner, Tim Charlton, said: “We have bided our time, looking for the right individual to take our dealer network to the next level and are sure we have found that person in Chris Blunt. We are excited about the future and a shifting emphasis within the business, which will now be predominantly dealer-focused.”
Euro Catering is looking to enlist dealers seeking a good margin on a wide range of commercial equipment from European and US manufacturers, including Palux, Italforni, Giorik, Bakers Pride, BKI, APW and Anets.
Going forward, some brands will only be offered to a select few dealers in order to increase their chances of winning contacts and tenders.
Blunt added: “We can supply some brilliant brands down our expanding dealer channels and I would urge any distributor to take a look at these and consider whether they can afford to ignore them.
“Any distributor struggling to make sales, or achieve the margins they seek, with their existing brands should get in touch and become part of our network as soon as possible. The opportunities are significant.”