Richard Ebbs has revealed his new role at Nisbets as he returns to the catering equipment supply giant after 2.5 years.
He will be head of commercial development, a role he will perform at the same time as staying on as a consultant for his previous employer, Synergy Grill Technology.
Ebbs officially started his latest position yesterday (29 March) and posted on LinkedIn: “Many of you will know, Nisbets helped shape my way into this wonderful industry. I look forward to meeting my new (and old!) colleagues and helping to be small part of the continued growth of one of the industry’s amazing success stories.”
Prior to this, he was Synergy Grill’s commercial and marketing director, with Ian Parsons now essentially replacing him in the role of sales and marketing director. Ebbs said of his time with the firm: “I will always be immensely proud of the work, sweat and effort, the whole team put into growing Synergy Grill to what it is today. The Footprint award for energy efficiency coupled with the launch of the incredible eGrill, has really encapsulated all that is great about this wonderful British manufacturer.
“I have made great friends there who will be life-long friends. The good news for me is that I will be continuing to help with the company with what will undoubtedly be huge future success.
“I wish Ian Parsons all the best as he joins and his experience will undoubtedly be a great benefit as the company moves forward.”
Ebbs’ industry ‘homecoming’ follows a previous 9 year stint at the Nisbets group, starting as head of product training in 2009, before becoming head of the firm’s wholesale arm, Uropa Brands, from 2013 to 2018.
He began his foodservice career as a trainer at motorway service station operator, Welcome Break, before serving a year as Coffee Primo’s brand manager.