Victor Manufacturing boosts sales team

Victor Manufacturing, one of the UK’s leading foodservice and retail equipment suppliers, has bolstered its UK-based sales team with the appointment of two new national account managers, along with a new area sales manager.

Tim Calvert, Lauren Hunter and Steven Chadwick have joined the team with extensive experience in catering equipment sales and will be responsible for managing Victor’s existing national and area-specific accounts, as well as identifying and developing new opportunities for the Bradford-based manufacturer.

Having started his career as a chef, Calvert then moved into the world of food service equipment sales, previously working for Rational, Brakes and Winterhalter.

Hunter also boasts vast national sales experience in the catering equipment sector, having previously held roles with Brakes and JLA, as well as having worked at CS Catering.

Appointed as Victor’s new Northern Area Sales Manager, Chadwick joins the team with a wealth of knowledge and experience. After owning his own restaurant and kitchen design business, Steven worked as a design consultant for the Aggora Lockhart Project in Manchester.

Michael Inwood, sales and marketing director, said, “Both national and area-specific accounts are essential to our business and have delivered much of our growth over the last ten years.

'I am really pleased to have Tim, Lauren and Steven join the team here at Victor – I’m very confident they have the knowledge, experience and expertise to ensure we continue to provide unrivalled levels of customer service and innovative catering solutions for our customers.

“The three new recruits will also play an integral part in helping to drive the business forward, as we work towards our ambitious plans of growing annual revenues to £20million over the next five years.”

Celebrating its 75th anniversary in October 2019, Victor specialises in the manufacture and supply of food service equipment to some of the UK’s largest companies and groups in a variety of sectors, including education, care, public sector, hospitality, contract catering and retail. The firm employs 120 staff over three facilities in Bradford.