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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.

Glad to be green

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Sprint Group take sustainability seriously and are proud to support Recycle Week 2018, which runs until September 30.

From April to July this year, we recovered over 20 tonnes of packaging from our customers’ sites with 100% of all cardboard and 96% of all non-card waste recycled.

The photograph above shows project manager Nick Marsden and sales office manager Charlie Ginger overseeing the loading of one of our lorries at our Pershore HQ with condemned equipment for delivery to a scrap metal recycling centre.

We need you to help Sprint Group grow!

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Looking for a fresh challenge in 2018? Sprint Group is seeking new starters to become part of our success story.

Based in Worcestershire in the heart of England, we’re one of the UK’s leading catering and refrigeration equipment suppliers, serving a wide range of partners from the hottest new restaurants to High Street favourites with project design, equipment sales and maintenance support.

Current vacancies:

Refrigeration engineer, Greater London

MD Tom named in industry Power List

FEJ awards red carpet

Hot on the heels of our triumph at the Foodservice Equipment Journal Awards, we’re thrilled to announce that MD Tom Bartley-Smith has been named in the final five in the Business Leaders category in the Catering Insight Power List 2018.

The initiative seeks to recognise personnel excellence in the UK catering equipment distributor sector and also honours Industry Innovators, Project Pioneers, Young Trailblazers and Unsung Heroes.

Tom, pictured third on the left, is the fourth Sprint Group team member to make the list, following in the footsteps of our late founder David Ryan, operations director Ross Ryan and finance department manager Becky Webley.

The citation, which appears on Page 20 of the July issue of Catering Insight, pays tribute to Tom overseeing the growth of Sprint’s sales and service teams in order to provide enhanced project design, equipment specification and maintenance support to an increasing number of customers across the UK.

Sprint scoops prestigious industry award

Tom Bartley-Smith and Ian Bryant, Sprint Group and Andrew Seymour, FEJ

Sprint Group has been named Multi-Site Kitchen Project House of the Year at the Foodservice Equipment Journal Awards 2018.

Managing director Tom Bartley-Smith and sales director Ian Bryant were presented with the prestigious prize by FEJ editor Andrew Seymour at the gala dinner and awards ceremony at the Hilton Metropole in Birmingham.

On receiving the award, Mr Bartley-Smith said: “Our founder David Ryan passed away 12 months ago, so this award is testament to both him and our team’s ability to take the company forward.”

The citation read: “Standalone items of equipment need to be knitted together with the perfect design to deliver a winning kitchen and that’s the job of a professional kitchen house or distributor. This accolade applies to those companies that are working with multi-site users to deliver full kitchen projects encompassing everything from design and specification to installation and commissioning.

“A period of unprecedented growth saw Sprint Group crowned one of the fastest-expanding mid-sized businesses in Worcestershire following a string of prestigious catering schemes during the past 12 months.

“The company has grown its sales and service teams in order to provide enhanced project design, equipment specification and maintenance support to the growing numbers of customers it serves around the UK.

“Projects carried out for Caprice Holdings have been among some of the most technically challenging it has ever completed, while its work with high street chains such as Tortilla demonstrates its ability to efficiently manage roll-outs across multiple sites to deadline.”

There were 12 award categories overall, with five honouring the innovation, investment and expertise illustrated by equipment suppliers and seven paying tribute to the skill, hard work and judgement that operators need to demonstrate to create successful kitchen and foodservice environments.

Sprint in running for industry award

Kitchen House finalist logo

Sprint Group is delighted to have been shortlisted for the multi-site kitchen project house of the year award at the Foodservice Equipment Journal Awards 2018.

There are 12 categories overall, with five honouring the investment, innovation and expertise illustrated by equipment suppliers and seven paying tribute to the skill, hard work and judgement that operators need to demonstrate to create successful kitchen and foodservice environments.

FEJ will be inviting the industry to vote for their winners in each category, with the results set to be announced on Tuesday, June 5 at the Hilton Birmingham Metropole. The gala dinner and awards ceremony will take place on the first evening of Commercial Kitchen 2018.

The full shortlist has been viewed here.