Double hire for fast-growing Sprint Group

Midlands catering equipment specialist Sprint Group is continuing its expansion with the appointment of two sales managers. Matthew Francis and Simon Dann, pictured right, have been tasked with looking after key accounts and attracting new business. Mr Francis, who will focus on London and the South East, worked in magazine publishing before setting up his own company SJF Catering Equipment. He then spent 19 months with Swift Catering Equipment, working…

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Voice of TV’s Strictly to appear at charity dance event

The voice of Strictly Come Dancing and The National Lottery draws, Alan Dedicoat, will be the announcer at charity dance contest Strictly Worcestershire this May. Mr Dedicoat, pictured right, who hails from Hollywood, near Redditch, will appear live at the county’s most glittering black tie fund-raiser at the Chateau Impney in Droitwich Spa on Thursday, May 24.   Profits from the event, now in its fifth year and sponsored by drp…

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Sprint Group gets taste of high society with club project

Midlands catering equipment specialist Sprint Group joined the A list with an installation project at a legendary members club in London’s Mayfair.    The Worcestershire-based company fitted four bespoke commercial kitchens at the new Annabel’s, spanning the Main House Grade One listed building in Berkeley Square and Hays Mews building from basement to third floor and including a preparation and laboratory area in the annexed vaulted cellars in Hays Mews….

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Sir Bobby Charlton supports Duncan Edwards Tribute plans

An exhibition to celebrate the life of Duncan Edwards – the boy from Dudley who died in the Munich Air Crash at the age of 21 – will open at the Dudley Archives and Local History Centre on Wednesday, January 10. Organised by a dedicated group of volunteers, the exhibition and wider tribute programme is being supported by Duncan’s closest friend and fellow Manchester United legend Sir Bobby Charlton, who…

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Forward-looking Sprint Group appoints new sales director

Design, installation and equipment specialist Sprint Group has appointed a new sales director as part of its ambitious growth strategy. Experienced industry professional Ian Bryant joined the Worcestershire-based company as sales manager (south) in June.   Mr Bryant, who has worked in the catering equipment sector for 20 years including seven years as sales director at The Carford Group, will head up the sales force at the fast-growing firm. “My…

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Family-run Worcester garage earns AA certification

A family-owned garage has become the first in Worcester to receive certification from the Automobile Association. Worcester’s Mobile Mechanic, based at Three Springs Trading Estate, was given the award after a thorough inspection assessing both customer experience and workshop practices, ensuring that equipment and staff qualifications meet the required standard. The business, which is a member of The Good Garage Scheme and accredited to The Motor Ombudsman service and repair…

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A1 Recruitment Solutions appoints new chairman

A1 Recruitment Solutions has appointed a new chairman. Suhail Mirza, pictured right, joins the company’s board as it continues its growth strategy across the UK. Tom Easen, operations director, said: “In the time that I have known Suhail, I have been impressed by his expertise and connections within the industry. Suhail is a respected member of the recruitment community and his experience of growing a business will be of significant…

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Charity receives £20,000 boost from Strictly Worcestershire

Worcestershire cancer charity the Rory the Robot Appeal has been handed a £20,000 boost by the organisers of Strictly Worcestershire. The annual dance spectacular, hosted by TV and radio presenter Adrian Chiles, attracted a sell-out audience of 750 to the Chateau Impney in Droitwich in May and raised a record total of £37,000. Rory is a state-of-the-art surgical robotic system, which allows surgeons to perform minimally invasive surgery. With Rory’s…

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Experienced industry professional joins Sprint Group

Worcestershire catering equipment specialist Sprint Group is continuing its expansion with the appointment of an experienced industry professional. Ian Bryant has been named sales manager (south) at the Pershore-based company, whose clients include Brasserie Blanc, Byron Hamburgers and Giraffe. Mr Bryant, who is based in Dorset, has two decades’ experience of the sector with The Carford Group and Brakes Catering Equipment. “My role is to identify new opportunities across the…

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Strictly Worcestershire raises £37,000 for cancer charities

Two county prostate cancer charities have received a £37,000 boost from this year’s Strictly Worcestershire, which wowed a sell-out audience of 750 at the Chateau Impney in Droitwich. The dance spectacular, hosted by TV and radio presenter Adrian Chiles, was won by Fiona Watson and Jon Bell, whose samba and American smooth routines impressed the judging panel comprising Lord Digby Jones, broadcaster Bob Warman, dancer/choreographer Katie Love and choreographer Jennifer…

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