Sprint Group welcomes ex Tata Beverages man as new MD

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Simon Carpmael is the new MD of Sprint Group.

Sprint Group has appointed experienced business leader Simon Carpmael as its new MD, following the departure of Tom Bartley-Smith in February.

Carpmael is a commercially motivated director with a good track record when it comes to growing a resilient and focused business.

He joins Sprint with over 25 years sales, marketing and general management experience working for well-known brands such as Tetley Tea, Coca Cola, Perrier, McDougall’s, Bisto and latterly, Tata Global Beverages. Carpmael has worked in various sectors including grocery, retail and foodservice across both the UK and Europe.

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He said: “I’m delighted to have joined the Sprint Group. Ross, Luke and the rest of the team have made me feel very welcome.

“That said – it’s been an unusual first couple of weeks – what we are all experiencing is genuinely unprecedented. But this storm will blow over and our first priority will be to help our customers ‘get back up and running’ as soon as possible. At Sprint we pride ourselves on being there when they need us the most – it’s what we do – it’s in our DNA.”

Ross and Luke Ryan, owners of the distributor, are reportedly thrilled to welcome Carpmael to Sprint Group and look forward to introducing him to the rest of the team in person, when lockdown is over.

Carpmael continued: “And once the dust has settled we will emerge stronger – continuing to design and install high quality commercial kitchens – with a business fit for the next 25 years.”

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