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Motocross ace Casey secures podium place

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Motocross rider Casey Buckley, who is sponsored by Sprint Group, has finished in third place in Wilden MX Club’s winter championships.

Competing in spring sunshine on a track that was boggy in places, the teenager from Kidderminster produced some excellent performances and even overcame a puncture in the last race to finish second overall on the day.

Proud mum Lorraine Buckley said: “We’re delighted that Casey managed to secure a podium place as he has had bike problems throughout the winter.

“Casey would like to thank Sprint Group for supporting him. He is now enjoying a deserved two-week break before the start of the summer championships.”

Sprint Group support is ride on time for Casey

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Teenage motocross rider Casey Buckley can now look forward to a winning 2016 thanks to sponsorship from Sprint Group.

The 18-year-old from Kidderminster, who is an enthusiastic member of Wilden MX Club, developed a passion for bikes at an early age. He has been taking part in the sport for five years thanks to practical and moral support from family members and, in particular, his mum Lorraine.

“Casey lives for racing and would be out on his 250cc bike all the time if he had the chance,” said Lorraine.

“So far he has won the annual club championship and been runner-up. He’s very determined and has a real desire to win.”

Lorraine explained that Casey, who has an older brother and sister, has had learning and communication difficulties since birth. He has ADHD and is on the autistic spectrum.

“This generous sponsorship will make a huge difference,” she said. “It will pay for a new kit for Casey and will also help us cover race entry fees and bike parts and maintenance. The Sprint Group logo will appear on Casey’s kit, bike and van.”

Sprint Group founder and managing director David Ryan said: “We are delighted to support Casey as his motocross career takes off.

“There is strong synergy here as the Sprint Group team regularly overcomes difficulties to deliver outstanding results, just like Casey does when he is racing.”

Over the coming months, we’ll be charting Casey’s progress on the Sprint Group website and on our Facebook and Twitter pages.

Photo courtesy of Ian Smith from the Wolves MX Group.

JOB VACANCIES: National accounts development manager, regional development managers

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Due to expansion plans for 2016, Sprint Group is recruiting highly motivated and ambitious professionals to join our specialist team.

Operating nationwide from our headquarters in Pershore, Worcestershire, we are one of the fastest growing companies in the sector and our valued clients include major High Street brands.

Sprint Group currently has exciting openings for:

  • National accounts development manager – applicants must have experience of dealing with multiple operators at director level, industry experience is desirable but not essential;
  • Regional development managers

If you are interested in joining our friendly and dedicated team, please send your CV to recruitment@sprintrefrigeration.co.uk

Festive greetings from Sprint Group

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Sprint Group would like to wish all of our clients, suppliers and contacts in the catering and hospitality industry a very Merry Christmas and successful New Year.

We’re taking time to reflect on an amazing 2015 which included stunning – and award-winning – projects such as The Airport Pub & Grill at Manchester Airport (pictured above, photo courtesy of Robinsons Brewery), Bohemian bier palace Albert’s Schloss in Manchester city centre and several Las Iguanas restaurants across the UK.

Also in 2015, Sprint Group’s design development and project manager Ross Ryan was named in the Catering Insight Power List 2015 – a rundown of the biggest movers and shakers from within the catering equipment dealer and distributor community.

Ross was listed in the Young Trailblazers category, which shines a light on the next generation of talent and honours those individuals that are relatively new to the industry but are already making their mark.

While many folks will be enjoying their turkey and trimmings over the festive season, Sprint Group’s service and maintenance teams will be working 24/7 to keep venues running smoothly and serving customers.

If you would like our experienced design and installation specialists to bring your bar and restaurant vision to life, please contact us.

Sprint’s project packed autumn almanac

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Sprint Group is currently enjoying one of the busiest periods in its 21 year history with a series of high profile projects across the UK.

Completed kitchen installations in October and November include:

  • Las Iguanas, Blackpool
  • Las Iguanas, Newport, Gwent
  • Las Iguanas, Resorts World, Birmingham
  • Albert’s Schloss, Manchester – Located under the Albert Hall, this bohemian bier palace serves fine beers, cocktails and food, including bread baked on the premises.
  • Flight Club, Shoreditch, London – Classic pub meets fairground flair with real-time scoring, food and drinks.

Sprint’s specialist team has worked on several other Las Iguanas installations in 2015 including Torquay, Swansea, Woking, Coventry and The Arcadian, Birmingham.

Photo of Newport restaurant courtesy of Las Iguanas.

For regular updates and to view more project photos, visit our Facebook and Pinterest pages and follow us on Twitter.

The Airport sets sights on another gong

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Congratulations to Sprint Group client The Airport Pub & Grill, which has been shortlisted in the best new pub/bar category in the Publican Awards 2016.

The winners will be announced at the awards ceremony on March 15 2016 at Battersea Evolution.

Earlier this year, The Airport, located 50 feet from Manchester Airport’s Terminal 3 runway, won the best pub prize at the prestigious Restaurant and Bar Design Awards.

Sprint installed a commercial kitchen and bar at the pub, whose makeover has been described by Robinsons Brewery as the most unique refurbishment in its history.

Many thanks to Robinsons for supplying the photo. Click here for more details about the finalists.

Elephant Pub & Bakehouse wins big

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Sprint Group client The Elephant Pub & Bakehouse was among the winners at the annual Star Awards organised by Star Pubs & Bars.

Celebrity chef and event host Simon Rimmer awarded the Retailer of the Year prize to himself and his partners, Roy Ellis and Neil Macleod of pub company Flying Pig and Lobster.

The gala event, which was the culmination of months of rigorous judging, took place at the Titanic Hotel & Rum Warehouse in Liverpool.

Licensees from 83 pubs were recognised as finalists and winners in 15 categories included most family friendly pub and top sports bar.

Our dedicated and experienced team installed a kitchen and bar at the popular venue in Woolton, Liverpool, and has also worked with Simon Rimmer at his acclaimed restaurants Greens in Didsbury and Earle in Hale, near Altrincham.

For more information about The Elephant Pub & Bakehouse, visit the website.

Bavarian baking and beer at its best

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Prost! Sprint Group is raising a glass of the finest Bavarian beer to Albert’s Schloss, which opens in Manchester this weekend.

Sprint’s specialist team installed the kitchen equipment and bar fridges at the palatial venue beneath music venue The Albert Hall in Peter Street.

The venue’s large kitchen has its own in-house bakery creating pretzels, cinnamon buns, sourdough loaves and waffles and the bar will be brewing its own range of traditional schnapps.

Capable of handling more than 1,000 covers a day, the kitchen also boasts specialist cooking kit such as a 215-litre stock pot to create the basis for reduction sauces for many of the Germanic dishes being served.

A large bar with a copper lighting rig sits in the middle of the room and unique to the venue is unpasteurised Pilsner Urquell tank beer. Four copper barrels are filled with 900 pints of the world’s oldest pilsner, brought in from the Czech Republic every week.

Visit the venue’s website for more information.

Awards joy for The Airport and Dirty Martini

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Congratulations to Sprint Group clients The Airport Pub & Grill and Dirty Martini, who were among the winners in the prestigious Restaurant and Bar Design Awards.

The Airport, located 50 feet away from Manchester Airport’s Terminal 3 runway, won the best pub prize while Dirty Martini were victorious in the multiple bar category. The awards were presented at The Old Truman Brewery, London, yesterday.

Sprint installed a commercial kitchen and bar at The Airport with the makeover described by Robinsons as the most unique refurbishment in the Stockport-based brewery’s proud history.

Many thanks to Robinsons for supplying the photo.

Bringing Latin flair to historic Chester

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Sprint commercial kitchen and bar client Las Iguanas announced the arrival of a new restaurant in the heart of historic Chester in typical Latin style at the weekend.

Samba celebrations in Eastgate Street, with entertainment provided by Karamba Samba and Urban Fusion Dance, preceded today’s opening of the vibrant new venue in Pepper Street.

Sprint has worked on several Las Iguanas installations in 2015 including Torquay, pictured above, Swansea, Woking and Coventry. Many thanks to Las Iguanas for the photo.