Last hurrah for Victor’s south west sales chief

Victor Manufacturing has announced that its long-serving area sales manager, Phil Kirby, will retire from the company this summer.

The manufacturer said Kirby has been “turning his customers’ dreams into catering equipment reality” for the last 20 years.

His role has involved looking after dealers and customers based in the south west of the country.

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Kirby has been working in the catering industry since 1967 and said the attributes for a successful career in sales included being a “good communicator, good listener, the ability to convert customers’ ideas into reality, honesty with customers and colleagues and, importantly, a good sense of humour’.

Andrew Gibson, sales director with Victor, said: “With his vast experience of the catering equipment industry and his knowledge of our products it will be difficult to replace Phil, who has professionally sold and promoted our company for many years.”

Bradford-based Victor Manufacturing has been manufacturing hot and cold foodservice equipment for the catering industry for more than 60 years.

Victor will now look to find a candidate capable of filling Kirby’s shoes when he leaves.

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