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Author: Ian Bryant

Sprint buy into the Selfridges ethos

We recently completed the installation for one of the World’s most famous restaurant groups, The Ivy Collection. The new restaurant, called Brasserie of Light, with a 24ft crystal statue by British artist Damien Hirst taking centre stage, opened inside the iconic London department store, Selfridges, last month.

The Art-Deco all-day brasserie offers a menu of British classics and internationally-inspired dishes, with the kitchen helmed by Emanuel Machado.  At the centre of the restaurant is a striking artwork by artist Hirst – a 24ft crystal-encrusted statue of Pegasus, with a 30ft wingspan, galloping above diners. It is Hirst’s largest scale artwork in London to date. Designed by Martin Brudnizki, the light-filled restaurant is part of the final stages of the department store’s £300 million investment in its flagship location – for more about the restaurant, head to Selfridges.

Tony Dickinson, Sprint’s Project Director, said:

This was a very important and satisfying project to delivery for our client, within one of the world’s most famous department stores, and the challenges that go hand in hand with working in this environment, delivering to both our clients, and Selfridges’ expectations.

Justin Hardy, Head of Design at The Ivy Collection, added:

Another excellent installation delivered by Sprint on time and to specification, meeting our expectations of quality.

Photograph credit: Elspeth Van Der Hole.

As seen in the Foodservice Equipment Journal.

Merry Christmas!

Sprint Group would like to wish everyone a very Merry Christmas!

Please note our opening hours over the festive period:

27th December Office Open 7am to 6pm
28th December Office Open 7am to 6pm
29th December Office Open 8am to 3.30pm
30th December Office Closed
31st December Office Open 7am to 6pm
1st January 2019 Office Closed
2nd January 2019 Office Open 7am to 6pm

Don’t forget that our out of hours emergency number is: 01386 555922.

Pershore Food Bank

We’ve been busy collecting donations for the Pershore food Bank supported by The Trussell Trust.

The Sprint Group head office staff – assisted by the Field Sales and Technical Service teams – have joined together to give something back to the local community this Christmas.

In the catering industry, Christmas is a busy time full of festive menus, block bookings, parties and seasonal treats. But it’s impossible not to be aware that many people struggle to put food on the table when life takes an unexpected turn. Whether its illness, disability, dislocation or some tragic turn that leaves them struggling, no one should face Christmas without not just the essentials, but also something fun to brighten their day.

Sprint is proud to be a Pershore business with a national impact.

Robey Jenkins, HR Manager at Sprint Group said:

“We love our local community and hope our contribution is a small step towards making sure no one in Pershore goes hungry this Christmas.”

If you’d like to donate then head over pershore.foodbank.org.uk or call the Sprint team on 01386 555922 if you’d like to find out more about how you can join in with the brilliant initiative.

The photo features (left) Claire Gayson, Design Technician, and Charlotte Ginger, Sales Office Manager.

Sprint Group expands

Our team is expanding!  Please help us welcome Vivien Gude and Stephen Murray to the Group, they joined us last week and are looking to expand Sprint’s offerings to its customers including light equipment i.e. cutlery and crockery and as featured in Catering Insight Magazine.

Vivien comes with a wealth of knowledge in the catering industry, having received a recommendation about the award-winning Sprint Group from a colleague. Vivien is passionate about her new role and excited about the challenge of bringing her expertise to the team.

Stephen joined Vivien and the team last week after nearly 3 years as a National Project Sales Manager at Fatboys. He brings with him an expertise in managing chain accounts and a hunger to expand on the customer experience. Stephen 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.

We look forward to sharing more news with you very soon!

Top 50 fastest growing businesses in Worcestershire

We have been 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 – a national, leading accountancy and business advisory firm focused on providing services to ambitious businesses in the UK and globally – and can viewed here. They state that the Barometer offers an alternative view of Worcestershire’s corporate ecosystem. The image that emerges is one of prudently managed businesses, with a clear focus on sales growth and diligent adhesion to long-term strategic plan – one of which, is Sprint Group.

Not only have we been named in the top 50 fastest growing businesses in Worcestershire, we have recently achieved their ISO 14001 accreditation – setting the standard for Environmental Management Systems and reducing waste management costs and protecting the environment. The Group continue to raise standards by joining ceda, in which members operate ethically, encourage excellence and strive for improved standards in both their businesses and the wider Industry.

Tom Bartley-Smith, Sprint’s Managing Director, 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.

Call the team on 01386 555922 or email sales@sprint-group.co.uk today for more information on how we can design and fit the perfect commercial kitchen for your business.

Raising standards

Building on our recent ISO 14001 accreditation achievement – setting the standard for Environmental Management Systems and reducing waste management costs and protecting the environment – we vow to continue to raise standards by joining ceda.

As specialists in design, projects and equipment for the foodservice, catering and hospitality industry, our membership means that we’re connected with the most professional, innovative and creative companies in our Industry. We will be working in conjunction with our peers to raise standards – in all that we do.

ceda promotes an atmosphere of enterprise, innovation and fair competition where Members operate ethically, encourage excellence and strive for improved standards in both their businesses and the wider Industry – and we’re thrilled to be involved. Check out recent coverage of our news in Catering Insight Magazine.

Luke Ryan, Director at Sprint Group, said:

We are passionate about our industry and determined to play our part in driving up standards. Our membership of ceda gives us a forum to do so and we are excited to have the opportunity to help the whole industry innovate and improve.

 

ISO 14001 accreditation

Sprint Group aim to design and install the highest quality commercial kitchen and provide ongoing technical support to keep  kitchens operational. We’re keen to remain ahead of the game and have recently been awarded our ISO 14001 accreditation – proving we’re on top form, when it comes to kitchen design and installation.

ISO 14001 sets the standard for Environmental Management Systems and we’re forging ahead with our green certification – which has been noted by Catering Insight Magazine and in County Lifestyle and Leisure Magazine; named one of the Top 20 UK Lifestyle Magazines.

By achieving this accreditation, we demonstrate our commitment to reduce waste management costs and protecting the environment. We’ve implemented this global standard to support the entire organisation in complying with the increasingly stringent environmental laws and regulations, as well as building trust with customers and other stakeholders.

Please join us in celebrating our latest success. Thank you.