Refrigeration and catering equipment provider Pentland Wholesale has promoted Simon Norris to the role of sales director, it announced this morning.
Norris joined Pentland in 2001 in an administrative role and progressed to sales manager in 2004, where he has played an integral part in the growth of the business, specialising in customer account management, sales processes, lead generation and marketing strategy.
Norris said: “I look forward to contributing to the future development of Pentland Wholesale in my new position. We will continue to work hard to meet the expectations of our customers and with many new and exciting products in the pipeline I am absolutely confident of Pentland and our dealer network’s future success.”
Maxine Mason, commercial director of Pentland Wholesale added: “I am delighted to welcome Simon to his new position as sales director. Having worked with Simon for many years I have great confidence in his ability to help drive Pentland forward in the years to come.”
Founded in 1993, Pentland is based in the north west of England where it operates a 56,000 square foot warehouse stocked with the latest catering equipment. The company made sales of more than £12m, according to its most recently filed annual report.
It has exclusive distribution arrangements in the UK with a number of top brands, including Infrico, Inomak, Mondial Elite, Mafirol, Kromo, Simag, Inoxtrend and American Range. It is also an approved partner for manufacturers such as Vestfrost, Whirlpool, Williams and Sharp.
Additionally, it owns the Blizzard brand, utilising factories across the EU and the Far East to produce a wide range of products Imported exclusively for the UK market. It holds more than £3m of stock from across the Blizzard range to ensure prompt and efficient deliveries to its customer base.