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Sprint Group

Further growth for our award-winning catering company

Sprint have strengthened our sales team to include another industry expert, Steve Leeder.

Steve joins us with extensive experience in catering equipment project sales, specialising in commercial kitchen design and installation. Steve has a hotel management background and has gained vast industry knowledge throughout his career spanning over 25 years.

We are expanding operations to ensure we forge our way as the future innovators and industry leaders in the design and installation of commercial kitchens and bars. Our recent recruitment drive – which saw the team welcome Ian Jones as Head of Service and Dean Moore as Technical Manager – supports our aim to be the ‘go to’ environmentally aware company for design, install and maintenance in the catering community.

Steve, said:

“I’m excited to join Sprint Group and relish in the opportunity to exceed sales targets and become a hugely productive member of the team. I have the ability to work with a variety of clients, listen and understand their needs and to develop a project that more than satisfies their expectations”.

Ian Bryant, Sales Director, said:

“Steve is a really good fit for Sprint Group and the team are looking to increase sales moving forward. We’re prolific in the London area, so Steve is not only well-positioned geographically but his vast experience is also a great benefit with our Company too.”

As seen in County Lifestyle and Leisure Magazine.

How new recruits will help shape the future at Sprint

We’re empowering our new recruits to help shape the future of our business. Growing on the foundations already forged, we’ve landed industry specialists Ian Jones as Head of Service and Dean Moore as Technical Manager in our recent expansion.

Ian joins us from Francis Commercial Kitchen Services and will drive forward the business’ vision to implement planned preventative maintenance (PPM) offering a structured service plan of equipment.

Dean joins the team with extensive experience in engineering roles with Severn Catering and Hobart. As Technical Manager, Dean is set to engage their engineers in reinforcing the safety and training aspects of the role, aiming to increase the engineers’ awareness and ability to diagnose and fix equipment – rather than it being unnecessarily condemned.

We’re expanding operations to ensure we forge our way as the future innovators and industry leaders in the design and installation of commercial kitchens and bars. The team continue to recruit and retain the best in the business to support their growth into the next quarter century.

Together with our new recruits, the team aim to be the ‘go to’ environmentally aware company for design, install and maintenance in the catering community.

Ian Jones, said:

I’m excited about joining such a reputable and established Company and being able to play a role in the future development of the Group.

As seen in Catering Insight Magazine.

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.

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 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!

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.