Supplier, Middleby UK, has shaken up its workforce structure.
The firm has axed the role of MD, making the incumbent Kenny Smith redundant.
Smith confirmed in a post on LinkedIn: “I have been released from the company due to restructuring. I want to thank everyone I worked with for the efforts they made during my time with Middleby UK.”
In November last year, Chris Jones took the helm as group MD of all Middleby Group brands including Middleby UK, with Smith reporting into him. Prior to that, Jones’ role only covered Lincat, IMC and Britannia Kitchen Ventilation.
Meanwhile, Chris Clark has started at Middleby UK in the new role of national sales manager. Joining from Utopia Tableware, Clark previously spent 12 years in various roles at catering equipment dealer giant, Nisbets.
He wrote on LinkedIn: “I am delighted to be part of Middleby; the welcome has been incredible and I am excited to work alongside such a passionate and dedicated team.”
Furthermore, the supplier recently announced that orders can now be placed later in the day and still qualify for next-day delivery.
The company has extended its ordering cut-off to 5pm Monday to Thursday and 4.30pm on Friday for next working day delivery within the UK.
The personnel changes come as part of what is understood to be a wider restructuring within Middleby group businesses as the company plans for the future post-Covid-19, including changes to its UK manufacturing set-up and in particular its Wrexham production base where IMC and Britannia Kitchen Ventilation products have been produced.
Middleby UK, based in Wigan, is part of the USA-headquartered Middleby Corporation. Middleby UK represents a portfolio of brands such as Pitco, Houno, Carter Hoffman, PerfectFry, Concordia and TurboChef, Lincat, IMC and Britannia Kitchen Ventilation.