Food service equipment distributor Universal has announced a series of personnel changes.
Annie Gardiner, who has worked with Universal’s customers and suppliers for a number of years, has taken semi-retirement, but will continue to carry out some work for the business from home.
Her permanent role in the office, however, will be taken by Helen Flanagan to ensure day-to-day organisation is not disrupted.
Meanwhile, Ken Ford, who manages sales of the Olis brand for Universal, will take on the additional role of technical manager from November 1st.
Universal boss, Roger Flanagan, said that Ford’s background in design, project management, service, and as a hands on engineer, “brings a real technical expertise” to the business.
Surrey-based Universal was established more than a decade ago as the Ali Group partner for the Baron brand in the UK, later taking responsibility for the Olis line as well.
Both brands provide heavy duty prime cooking equipment. Baron recently launched an upgrade of its 900 Series, as well as a new range of combination and convection ovens. Its combi ovens are now available in three additional sizes: 5, 7 and 10 grid.