Kate Aston and Jeremy Bailey head to Monika

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Kate Aston and Jeremy Bailey are now part of the Monika team.

Digital food safety and compliance specialist Monika has announced a number of key appointments to help its continued growth.

Kate Aston has joined as sales consultant to concentrate on promoting the company’s MonikaPrime range of new products to dealers, distributors and consultants.

She switches from MKN, where she worked since 2015. She commented: “With 15 years’ experience within the foodservice industry it’s an exciting time for me to join the team at Monika and be able to broaden my knowledge and experience while working with such a niche product. It’s also exciting for me personally to be part of the new product launch and the team that has been put in place to grow the Monika business.”

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The company has also appointed Jeremy Bailey as sales executive. Bailey, who has worked in the catering equipment industry for 22 years, joins the business from Brakes. He will focus on key accounts and looking after Monika’s existing clients, introducing them to new upgrade opportunities.

He said: “The timing was right to step away from manufacturer sales into a more defined marketplace. With the new product launch and advanced technology Monika now offers its clients the growth implications are huge, so it is an exciting time to join an unparalleled company.”

Aston and Bailey join UK director of sales Rag Hulait, who has worked at Monika for over 20 years. He said: “I am delighted to expand the team at this key time for the business and look forward to working with them.”

MonikaPrime is a modular food safety and compliance management system that harnesses the benefits of mobile technology for multiple users. Ensuring HACCP compliance with no paperwork, the Team Management component can reduce staff time spent on manual checks thanks to the Smart PA – an android device that’s Biocote-treated for hygiene.

The second module – Equipment Management – monitors refrigeration and other units to keep food safe, save energy and identify failing units that can be fixed to avoid costly downtime.

With Monika’s system, operators can integrate their corporate policy manual to bring branding guidelines, health and safety – and any other accreditations and regulations they work to – into one place – to gain efficiencies and keep important policies easily accessible to staff.

Using the Enterprise Management software, the data gathered by the system provides an overview of performance across single or multiple sites, and can be grouped by region up to organisational level.

To support Monika’s growing customer base, the company is also recruiting for a number of field service engineers.

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