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Foundry Vaults victorious

Foundry Vaults 2Sprint is delighted to have been involved in an award-winning pub transformation.

We installed a commercial kitchen at The Foundry Vaults in Llangefni on the island of Anglesey, which has been recognised as best Budget Commercial Interior Design Project at the 2014 Northern Design Awards.

Established in 1819, the Robinsons pub plays a vital role in the community but needed considerable investment to return it to its former glory.

The main trading area was revamped to create an open inviting area for both dining and drinking and the front of the pub was refurbished and decorated to bring a drab façade back to life.

Award judges felt that The Foundry Vaults “had been taken from being an eyesore on the high street to an example of standards for all to strive towards. A positive impact on the community was immediately felt once the pub was re-opened.”

A celebration of Northern design and style, the awards were held at The Devonshire Dome in Buxton.

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Cheers as visitors centre wins award

Robinsons visitors centre

 

Congratulations to Sprint Group client Robinsons Brewery, whose Visitors Centre was named best small visitor attraction of the year at the Marketing Cheshire Annual Awards 2014.

Based at Robinsons’ iconic Unicorn Brewery in Stockport, the family attraction beat off the challenge of Go Ape Delamere, Hack Green Secret Nuclear Bunker and The Jungle to scoop the award at Chester Racecourse on November 27.

Sprint designed and installed a state-of-the-art commercial kitchen at the centre, which opened in March 2013.

We worked with Robinsons and Sprint partners Maidaid, Foster Refrigerator and Blue Seal to create the kitchen, which produces dishes using locally sourced ingredients for both visitors and brewery employees and is also used to help tenants to develop new menus.

Visit our Robinsons Visitors Centre project page for more details.

Sprint’s recent projects for Robinsons include The Airport at Manchester Airport, The Cock at Whaley Bridge, The Waggon at Uppermill, The Prince of Orange in Ashton-under-Lyme and The Friendship Glossop.

JOB VACANCY: Service engineers x 2

Brasserie-38Sprint’s continued growth has created two exciting opportunities for fully qualified Service Engineers. One role is based in London and the other in the Midlands.

Applicants, who must have experience of the catering and refrigeration sectors, will be required to carry out repair and maintenance work for our valued clients.

Successful applicants will be provided with a fully equipped Sprint Group van.

If you are interested in the position, please send your CV to sales manager Paul Kitchin via email paul@sprint-group.co.uk No agencies please.

Hip, hop, hurray for Wild Rabbit team

Congratulations to Sprint Group client The Wild Rabbit in Kingham, named Pub of the Year in the 2015 edition of the Michelin Eating Out In Pubs Guide.

The Cotswolds pub is described by the guide’s editor Rebecca Burr as “a chocolate box delight” which is “stylish yet rustic, spacious yet cosy, it offers a convivial welcome, knock-out bedrooms and, of course, first-rate food.”

Previously known as the Tollgate Inn, the Oxfordshire pub has been transformed by Lady Bamford of Daylesford Organic into a contemporary rural inn with log fires and leather sofas.

Ms Burr said:  “The Daylesford ethos champions the self-sufficient, the sustainable and the organic. The capable kitchen works with the best organic ingredients to produce seasonal cooking which is British at heart and full of flavour.”

For more information about The Wild Rabbit, click here.

Join Sprint’s fast-growing team

Due to continued expansion, Sprint Group is recruiting Project Sales Managers to join our ambitious and energetic team immediately.

The main responsibilities of this exciting role are:

  • Business development
  • Identifying new marketplaces
  • Establishing relationships with existing and new clients
  • Project management
  • Design

Experience in the commercial kitchen sector is an advantage and flexibility is essential as extensive travel throughout the UK is required. A competitive salary is available.

Please send your CV with details of previous experience to paul@sprint-group.co.uk and recruitment@sprint-group.co.uk

We’re hiring!

Due to continued growth, Sprint Group is looking for two ambitious and enthusiastic professionals to join its expanding team.

The roles available are:

CAD Design Technician
Carrying out daily design duties, you will be involved in all stages of project work, preparing quotations for contracts, liaising with suppliers/customers and ordering stock. The ideal candidate will be computer literate and have excellent communication/administration skills. Experience in commercial kitchen design would be an advantage. We are currently using Auto CAD 2013 to produce 2D drawings and the ability to produce 3D drawings would be beneficial. This role would suit a recently trained technician with previous sales administration experience. Salary negotiable.

Full Time Warehouse Operative
Your main responsibilities will include taking deliveries from vehicles, selecting deliveries for next day runs, checking and organising the warehouse, ensuring company stock control procedures are carried out within the appropriate timelines and other general warehouse duties as required. Previous experience in a warehouse environment and a forklift license is essential.

For both roles please send a CV with details of previous experience via email to recruitment@sprintrefrigeration.co.uk

Award joy for Jamie’s Italian

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Sprint would like to congratulate our friends at Jamie’s Italian, recently named the nation’s favourite restaurant at the inaugural Eat Out Awards.

After teaming up with Livebookings, the search began back in October to reward the pub and restaurant brands consumers love the most.

Voting closed in December and more than 5,000 votes were received through Bookatable email campaigns, social media promotion and the Eat Out website.

JD Wetherspoon lifted the pub prize at the awards evening, hosted at the Kensington Roof Gardens in London.

Clare Riley, editor of Eat Out magazine, said: “It’s great to see Jamie’s Italian and JD Wetherspoon taking home these awards. To be voted the nation’s favourite entirely by consumers is something to be very proud of.”

Sprint has designed and installed commercial kitchens for Jamie’s Italian in Cheltenham, Bristol, Islington and Gatwick.

The Sprint team also refurbished the entire kitchen at the Bath restaurant in 24 hours and is currently on site in Greenwich, with the handover planned for April.

We’re Recruiting!

Our business is evolving and we are looking for more superstars to join our team. Following a successful year, we have the following opportunities:

  • Project Manager
  • Account Manager
  • CAD Designer

We want to hear from you if you have bags of personality and are driven to succeed. For more information on each of the roles, or to send your CVs for review, please contact Paul Kitchin by email on paul@sprint-group.co.uk.

No Agencies please.

Sprint’s success goes global

Thanks to our good friends at Blue Seal, news of Sprint’s expertise and creativity has now spread worldwide.

The sterling efforts of the Sprint team to install a state-of-the-art commercial kitchen at the new Robinsons Visitors Centre in Stockport are featured in the winter 2013 edition of Moffat Connection.

Subtitled A News Bulletin for the Food Industry, the magazine is distributed throughout Australia and New Zealand and a UK edition will be available soon.

Blue Seal assisted during the consultation period and the company’s Evolution Series provided a fryer, chargrill and salamander for the venue.

Sprint aims high with fast-growing Giraffe

Sprint’s relationship with one of Britain’s hottest restaurant chains reached new heights this month with the installation of a bespoke commercial kitchen at a new Giraffe eaterie in Leeds.

The restaurant, located in the new Trinity Leeds retail and leisure development, is the 48th Giraffe nationwide.

Managing director David Ryan said: “The design, created by Giraffe’s operations director Andrew Jacobs and Harrison Design, lent itself to small and very ergonomic working areas in the kitchen and bar.

“The logistics of operating in a city centre development were challenging so the finest details were critical. We bolted it all together to make sure it looks amazing and, most importantly, meet the client’s exact requirements.”

Andrew Jacobs said: “We’re delighted with what Sprint has delivered. The project was completed on time and our team of chefs believe this is the best designed kitchen in our estate.”

Family-friendly Giraffe was founded by husband and wife team Russel and Juliette Joffe and Andrew Jacobs. The first restaurant opened in Hampstead, north London, in 1998.

Earlier this week, the group was sold to Tesco for £48.6 million. The move will see the supermarket group open Giraffe branches near Tesco stores as it bids to create “retail destinations” for customers.