GastroNorth recruits veterans to projects team

Steve Clark (left) and Chris Beckett have bolstered GastroNorth’s projects team.Steve Clark (left) and Chris Beckett have bolstered GastroNorth’s projects team.

Gateshead-based GastroNorth has welcomed two new and highly-qualified staff members to the team.

Industry veterans Steve Clark and Chris Beckett are the latest pair to join the distributor’s ranks to aid with continual growth.

Both have been with GastroNorth for a month and are already said to be making their mark as valued team members.

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With a background in the electric industry and a wealth of experience working as an electrical contractor, Clark has taken on the role of project manager.

His role involves managing projects, processing them from sales into orders and also creating technical drawings.

Dealing with the technical elements of each project, Clark incorporates all of the electrics and equipment to a layout design and visits the site to ensure that everything fits correctly for a safe and efficient catering facility.

He said: “Working at GastroNorth has been great so far, I’ve got the experience so now I’m just learning how to apply it to the company.

“They are a fantastic squad to work with, there is always such a great atmosphere in the office.”

Chris Beckett is the firm’s new operations manager, who started out in the industry when he left school, with 12 years spent in the plumbing trade before going on to achieve his gas qualifications.

He has worked numerous roles in the industry, including as a mechanical service manager, with experience working on the installation of new builds, commercial buildings and education facilities.

As operations manager, Beckett oversees all of the project managers and sales, ensuring the smooth running of numerous, vital daily duties.

“Both mine and Steve’s roles were developed to allow the directors to focus on business growth, while we tackle the day to day running of the business,” said Beckett.

“GastroNorth has been growing at an outstanding rate in the last few years and I hope that our roles will allow that growth to continue further.”

He added: “GastroNorth is a great company; the staff are all really lovely and always willing to help.”

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