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Nigel Westall retires from Electrolux Professional

Nigel Westall – Electrolux Professional crop
Nigel Westall held senior roles at Dawson, Winterhalter and Hobart as well as Electrolux Professional during his career.

Nigel Westall, head of chains – UK and Ireland for Electrolux Professional’s Food Service division, retired from the company yesterday.

Having worked in the foodservice industry for over 30 years, including sales and senior management roles with Dawson, Winterhalter and Hobart, Westall joined Electrolux Professional in 2010, before taking up the lead role within the chains team in 2014.

During his time with Electrolux, Westall and his team helped to significantly grow Electrolux Professional’s footprint within the national chains sector, which has included working with the likes of Costa, Pret a Manger, Eat and KFC.

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He commented: “I’ve been fortunate to work with some fantastic individuals throughout my career, and particularly during my time at Electrolux. To see the growth we have achieved within the chains market in recent years is something I am very proud of, but I can only stress how much of that is down to hard work of the team as a whole.

“I’m now very much looking forward to taking a step back from the working world. We have just relocated to the Norfolk Broads, where I will be within a one mile radius of the Yacht Club, the Football Club, and a coffee shop – so I will be a very happy man.”

He concluded: “The foodservice industry is a genuinely fantastic sector to work in, but it is nothing without the people. To everyone I’ve had the pleasure of working for, and with, over the last 30 years – thank you.”

Darren Lockley, head of region for Electrolux Professional UK and Ireland, added: “Nigel has been at the heart of many of the good things we have achieved on the Food Service side of Electrolux over the last few years.

“As well as being an astute sector manager, generating some of our best-ever figures in the chain market, he is a genuine and thoroughly good person. Electrolux’s loss will very much be Norfolk’s gain.”

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10 Comments

  1. Nigel, wishing you all the best on your retirement. Your a top bloke and we certainly had some good times in the old days. Best wishes to you and your family. Keep in touch. Best Regards Simon C.

  2. Thanks Nigel for the great contribution you gave to all of us in all these years.. Your energy and your commitment will never be forgotten. There’s a bit of you in all of our dishwashers and especially in our hearts. Enjoy your new life! Riccardo

  3. I will greatly miss your professionalism and rational approach to sales with an incredible knowledge of the industry. Very best wishes and a happy retirement.

  4. Enjoy your retirement Nigel. Genuinely enjoyed working with you and sincerely appreciate your effort and enthusiasm over the years. Hope you can at last make it to Holker Street!

    1. Likewise Steve! All the best to everyone in and around Barrowdise. You need to get Matthew on the club’s board for those big signings I think!

  5. Nigel we had some great times and certainly some memories so feet up and enjoy the Norfolk Broads,
    Oh and when I need a cooking demo in East Anglia I will know who to come to “Not You” LOL
    Let me know where you are and we can meet up for a Coffee AJ

    1. You’ll not be surprised Mr.Jones, that nothing changed right up until the end! As Dom will also testify, I also struggled to tell the difference between a pasta cooker and a fryer too. I’ll PM you and we’ll sort that coffee

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