Linda Lewis Kitchens recruits young quartet

The LLK team, (l-r): Grace Carr, Natalie White, Chloe Lewis, Ben Jackson, Linda Lewis, Will Pilling, Tony Godding, Jenna Lewis, Carl Lewis, Joe Solomon and Tom Ashworth.

Italian catering equipment importer and supplier, Linda Lewis Kitchens (LLK), has expanded its team to support both continued growth and new product launches in its 10th anniversary year.

The company has recruited four new members of staff, who are now working from LLK’s new head office in Oldham, Greater Manchester. There, significant investment has enabled LLK to create a demo kitchen and expand its warehousing function, as well as providing larger and better equipped office accommodation for the growing team.

Joining LLK MD, Linda Lewis, as business development manager is her 26-year-old daughter, Jenna Lewis. She has a solid background in retail, having held management positions with multinational retail companies H&M and Debenhams. Lewis is tasked with looking for new business opportunities to support LLK’s growth plans.

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Grace Carr, a 22-year-old who has gained experience with global PR firm Weber Shandwick and Manchester agency, Ledigo PR, has been appointed as digital marketing executive. Responsible for LLK’s website and social media activity, Carr will continue to develop the firm’s online presence.

Accounts apprentice, 17-year-old Tom Ashworth, is now working alongside financial director, Joe Solomon, whilst warehouse operative, Ben Jackson (29), has been taken on to assist with stock control and order dispatch.

The new appointments see the LLK team grow from seven members of staff to 11, supported by two engineers and four regional sales representatives.

MD Linda Lewis said: “LLK is delighted to welcome new faces to the team and to continue our expansion in our 10th anniversary year. Having boosted our business development and marketing capacities, and with exciting new products in our portfolio, including a new range of wood-fired and living flame ovens, 2016 is a landmark year for us.”

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