Sprint Group further bolsters sales department

Sprint Vivien Gude, Ian Bryant and Stephen Murray crop
L-r: Sprint’s Vivien Gude, Ian Bryant and Stephen Murray.

Pershore-based distributor Sprint Group has strengthened its team to include another two members. In order to keep up with demand for the latest in commercial catering and design, it has welcomed two new sales managers to its team.

Vivien Gude and Stephen Murray joined the company last week and are looking to expand Sprint’s offerings to its customers – including light equipment i.e. cutlery and crockery.

Gude has much knowledge of the catering industry, having received a recommendation about the distributor from a colleague. She is said to be passionate about her new role and excited about the challenge of bringing her expertise to the team.

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Murray joined after nearly 3 years as a national project sales manager at Fatboys Catering Equipment. He brings with him an expertise in managing chain accounts and a hunger to expand on the customer experience.

He said: “My colleague Viv told me about her new role at Sprint Group and that there was an opportunity for an additional sales manager – so I contacted the team and we met up. I’m excited about my new role and looking forward to working with the team who have such vision as well as sound infrastructure and support.”

Sales director Ian Bryant commented: “It’s exciting having Vivien and Stephen on board taking us into new market sectors – opening a new doors for us in sectors we want to be proactively selling in. We are now in a position to offer a wider variety of products to our customers which helps bring to them a total solution.”

The additions come as Sprint Group was named within the top 50 fastest growing businesses in Worcestershire for the second year running.

The Worcestershire Growth Barometer 2018 is published by the BDO, an accountancy and business advisory firm. The BDO states that the Barometer offers an alternative view of Worcestershire’s corporate ecosystem. It is said to recognise prudently managed businesses, with a clear focus on sales growth and diligent adhesion to a long-term strategic plan.

Sprint Group MD Tom Bartley-Smith said: “I am so pleased to be in the Top 50 fastest growing businesses in Worcestershire for the second year running. It really is testament to the quality of our staff and their hard work.”

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