Tom Bartley-Smith has had the unenviable task of pushing the Sprint Group forward following the tragic death of founder, David Ryan, last year. However, he has done this with aplomb, ensuring that the firm continues the rapid growth that saw it top £16.2m turnover in the 2016-2017 financial year.
The Worcestershire-based distributor is one of the fastest-expanding mid-sized businesses in its local region following a string of prestigious catering schemes during the past 12 months. Plus Tom has overseen the growth of its sales and service teams in order to provide enhanced project design, equipment specification and maintenance support to the growing numbers of customers it serves around the UK.
Projects carried out for Caprice Holdings at Annabel’s members club in Mayfair, London, have been among some of the most technically challenging the firm has ever completed, including hoisting the equipment externally up three floors before installation in four bespoke kitchens. While its work with high street chains such as Tortilla demonstrates its ability to efficiently manage roll-outs across multiple sites to deadline.
Sprint’s expertise in this area was recently rewarded at Catering Insight’s sister title Foodservice Equipment Journal’s inaugural awards ceremony. The distributor triumphed in the Multi-Site Kitchen Project House of the Year category.
Company: Sprint Group
Address: Unit 1, Cobham Road, Racecourse Road Industrial Estate, Pershore, Worcestershire, WR10 2DL
Tel: 01386 555922