Northamptonshire-based distributor ABDA Design has welcomed Stephen Ryan to its team as business development manager.
Ryan is experienced in both front and back of house catering design and brings further expertise and industry knowledge to ABDA Design. Since March 2015 he was an area sales manager for Gratte Brothers Catering Equipment and prior to that, kitchen development manager at Northampton-based distributor, Dine By Design.
ABDA MD David Summers commented: “We’re delighted to have Stephen at ABDA; he is a great addition to our team and we will benefit greatly from his knowledge, drive and determination to delight clients.
“Stephen has developed a fantastic reputation in the industry in his previous roles and holds the position of chairman for the CEDA Academy. He will be working alongside our project team and designers on a daily basis and will also help shape our future marketing activity.”
Ryan added: “This is a great move for me and a perfect opportunity to develop my knowledge and skill set. Before joining the team I kept up to date with ABDA’s projects and marketing activity, which gave me lots of knowledge on the culture of the business.
“The company is in a very exciting stage of growth and I’m really pleased to be a part of this period. I cannot wait to get the ball rolling in my new position.”