Peter Cox Catering Equipment celebrates 20th anniversary

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Peter Cox Catering Equipment has a showroom at its Basingstoke headquarters.

This month, Peter Cox Catering Equipment is celebrating 20 years in the industry.

The distributor spent its early days as Factory First Hampshire, before being renamed as Peter Cox Catering Equipment in 2008. The firm currently operates from a 2,000ft2 office and showroom in Basingstoke.

With clients throughout the British Isles ranging from the Orkneys down to the Falklands and from Seattle to Ghana, the dealer feels it enjoys good and strong relationships with both its many customers and suppliers.

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The team are also planning a celebration this month to recognise MD Peter Cox’s 50 years in the sector, first starting work as a trainee manager at Tesco Salisbury in September 1969.

Following 10 years at Tesco, Cox joined Kentucky Fried Chicken where he ran several different franchise divisions over the years before becoming KFC brand manager in Eastern Europe for Pepsico Food Services.

The distributor is also temporarily reshuffling its sales team, as head of sales Susie Cox starts her maternity leave this month. Peter commented: “We wish her well and Shannon supported by Nicola will be running the sales team in her absence.”

Of the company’s future, he said: “We are planning a new website and are looking to recruit a field sales person/consultant with marketing strengths to support the team and help push the business forward.”

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