Gamble Foodservice Solutions has appointed Chris Byng as business development manager.
He joins the supplier with much knowledge of commercial catering equipment, and years of experience working in the culinary and operational side of the foodservice industry.
Byng also owns his own consultancy, and worked for Dunstable-based distributor Advance Group in various commercial roles for 7 years, between 2013 and 2020.
Gamble MD Nathan Jones said: “I’ve known Chris for many years and when I first learned of his surprise availability, he was somebody we wanted to speak with. Chris not only adds a wealth of knowledge, experience and professionalism to our team, which underpins our values here at Gamble FS, he is genuinely a very passionate and committed individual.
“He is a very well respected professional within our industry and his valuable experience is an integral part of our planned success moving forward. After what has been a very challenging period for our industry, the welcome addition of Chris, with more of a consultative approach, signifies our intent and our commitment to continue to deliver a far superior all-round experience of working collectively with us and our quality products.”
Sales director Holly Francis commented: “Chris adds a layer of culinary expertise that we have never been fortunate enough to offer to our customers to date. His level of understanding of a commercial kitchen and the daily challenges that the operators face should project us forward on our mission of being recognised as a major solution provider to the industry.
“I am personally really chuffed that Chris accepted our offer, as I had known of him for many years, and had heard lots of great things about him. I am really looking forward to seeing him develop in his new role and build some long standing relationships with our customers, old and new.”
While Byng himself added: “It’s fantastic to now be part of the Gamble Foodservice team. For many years I’ve been a customer of Gamble FS, working alongside them on various projects and solutions with my clients, as part of the dealer partner network.
“It’s exciting, that I now have the opportunity to work with, develop and showcase their extensive portfolio of quality products. My experience, personality and knowledge in the industry, gives me a great skillset to evolve the business, as our industry comes out of the recent tough trading periods.
“Exciting times are ahead: I can’t wait to engage with new and existing customers, working alongside them to provide a quality customer experience, culminating in the right business solution.”