Sprint gears up to help operators resume

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Sprint engineers are helping foodservice sites back into operation.

Pershore-based distributor Sprint Group is readying itself to support the UK hospitality and catering industry to reopen, currently slated for 4 July.

The company is focusing on helping foodservice sites prepare to reopen their premises in a safe way, especially with many owners and managers encountering issues as they turn on equipment again.

Sprint Group has a team of directly employed, fully trained engineers ready to undertake maintenance and equipment checks, gas safety certificates and certifications, inspections as well as a descale and sanitisation service.

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The company has also started to supply other safety equipment to enable operators to get up and running – such as hand sanitiser stations, thermal screening, fever detection equipment and disinfectant products.

MD Simon Carpmael said: “We know operators will be turning on their equipment for the first time since it’s been mothballed and our team of experienced engineers are ready to help. They’re strategically located for a rapid nationwide response and carry extensive van stock to complete instant on-site repairs. The only thing we can’t organise for 4 July is the weather!”

In recent months, Sprint team has backed Caprice Holdings’ charitable initiative to provide thousands of cooked meals to frontline workers across the country. Richard Caring, chairman of Caprice Holdings, which owns and runs The Ivy chain of restaurants, also runs The Caring Foundation, and Sprint has helped the foundation with the feeding drive.

Through this, the dealer’s team have worked with ambulance crews across the UK to support them through the pandemic.

Carpmael added: “It’s important that we take time to thank the 21,000 ambulance staff across the NHS who continue to work tirelessly during this crisis. We have been lucky enough to work with them, supplying meals through the recent Caring Foundation initiative. Sprint Group applaud everyone who has taken steps, however small, to support our frontline workers.”

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