Ex-HVAC Ltd team go it alone following ventilation firm’s kitchen market exit

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The KVT team: Ian Levin (commercial director), Rose Lazell (financial director) and Jim Dixon (operations director).

Following HVAC Ltd’s decision to pull out of the kitchen ventilation market, three former team members have decided to establish their own firm dedicated to the sector called Kitchen Vent Technical (KVT).

Ian Levin – commercial director, Jim Dixon – operations director and Rose Lazell – financial director, have worked together in the kitchen ventilation industry for over 25 years and were instrumental in starting and running Britannia Kitchen Ventilation as well as the HVAC Kitchen Ventilation Division, among other companies.

The team has been successfully serving the UK’s ventilation needs since the early 1980s and KVT specialises in the commercial and institutional kitchen ventilation markets through the catering and hospitality sectors.

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The directors have also been heavily involved in the re-writing of the BESA document DW172 (2nd edition) 2018 and subsequent updates. Levin is currently continuing with his work through BESA in developing DW172.

KVT has the ability to offer turn-key kitchen ventilation solutions from its own in-house resources including concept design through fully project managed installation to commissioning and completed sign-off.

Levin commented: “In our thoughtfully designed systems and products, we give careful consideration to their environmental impact, running costs, quality of materials and aesthetics to create a genuinely high quality but affordable solution.”

KCT’s manufacturing facility near Southam in Warwickshire.

“We can accommodate anything from canopies-only, to full systems including electrical, controls, fans and plant and project management services to provide a total turn-key solution.

“We are off to a flying start with several large school projects currently being installed.”

KVT is based in an office and manufacturing facility near Southam in Warwickshire and serves the whole of the UK.

The firm has an established supply chain with credit facilities at each company. It can take advantage of pro-forma project payments where appropriate and operate a stage payment arrangement where larger projects span month ends.

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