Czech based Combi-oven manufacturer, Retigo, has appointed Radford Chancellor as non-executive director to the company on a consultancy basis.

Chancellor will advise and support Retigo and its distribution network on strategic business matters, mainly within the UK but also on some international activities.

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He will continue to run his foodservice consultancy Radford Chancellor Ltd, along with his non-executive role within foodservice equipment marketing agency Walnut Creative. He is also a business mentor for Virgin Start-up.

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Marcel Vican, marketing and sales director for Retigo Worldwide commented: “We are very pleased that Radford has been appointed as we strengthen our position in the UK market. His appointment will be for an initial 2 years, but with a view for this to continue in the longer term.

“As well as providing advice on strategic business matters, he will provide culinary advice for our dealers and end-customers. Radford has a proven history in our sector and is a well-known and trusted professional.”

Chancellor added: “Retigo has over 20 years’ experience in the manufacture of combi ovens.

“I have visited its factory a number of times over the last 6 years and the quality and reliability is outstanding. I know the Retigo product inside-out as we supported the company with its UK launch in 2011 and have always remained in close contact with the company.

“The company has some exciting developments this year, and the brand is developing well in the UK.

“I have over 17 years’ experience in the combination oven market and have a wide experience, knowledge and understanding of the sector and available products.

“I believe my input will help the Retigo brand expand, strengthen its market share and give its distribution network and extra support as required.”

Chancellor will start his appointment on 1 April, initially lasting to August 2018.