IFSE’s Kim Chapman heads into retirement

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IFSE sales director Kim Chapman has now retired.

IFSE sales director Kim Chapman retired at the end of September. His retirement had always been planned for 2020 and was not related to the pandemic crisis.

For the last 22 years, he has been at the forefront of the Croydon-based distributor’s success in the field of education, business and industry, and all areas of hospitality design and implementation.

After attending catering college, Chapman enjoyed success as a young chef in the world of 5-star hotels before moving into catering for business and industry, ultimately becoming the head catering manager for IBM. This training and experience was the foundation for him to join the catering design and supply industry, which then led him to IFSE.

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Chapman has much catering design expertise, presentation skills, and the ability to cater to clients’ needs. He has forged long-lasting business relationships that have endured throughout his time with IFSE and he will be missed by colleagues and clients alike.

Over the years, he has headed up many prestigious projects for IFSE including Barclays Bank HQ, Alnwick Gardens, Dulwich College, Oundle School and Superdrug.

With a small socially distanced gathering, the team celebrated the send-off with cake, champagne, and cheers to a fantastic career and an even better retirement.

Julia Hill, operations director at IFSE said: “I would like to express my thanks to Kim for his major contribution to IFSE’s success. We are committed to maintaining and growing the strong connections that Kim has forged.

“The IFSE sales and design team have benefitted from his expertise and training and we are confident that we can continue to deliver great projects to his high standards. I wish him every happiness for his well-deserved retirement.”

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Clare Nicholls

The author Clare Nicholls


  1. Congratulations Kim on a long, distinguished and successful career in the industry.
    It has been a pleasure knowing and working with you for some 40 years in the UK
    and abroad.
    Welcome to the wise world of retirement which you thoroughly deserve.
    Hoping our paths cross again in the near future.
    Best Wishes.

  2. Congrats Kim and i hope you have a very healthy and long retirement, it was a pleasure to work with you all those years ago. I must be doing something wrong if you and Bill Moore can take it easy and i am still grafting
    Best Wishes

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