Victor fires up catering equipment sales team with double hire

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Catering equipment manufacturer Victor Manufacturing has welcomed two new members of staff to its team.

Barrie Webster joins as north-west area manager and Phil Biggerstaff has been appointed sales manager for Scotland, Ireland & international sales.

The duo will help to boost Victor’s growth strategy throughout the UK, Europe and the Middle East.

Webster (right) has more than 35 years of catering industry experience – having worked as a chef and catering manager before moving into sales. He has spent the past 20 years working for some of the biggest distributors in the UK. barrie-webster

As a distributor he worked with the team at Victor on several occasions, giving him an in depth insight into how the company works and an understanding of the level of customer satisfaction it provides.

He said: “I’m looking forward to using my expertise to build relationships and support distributors and end users to give them the best solution for their needs.”

Biggerstaff (below) comes to Victor looking for a new challenge. He brings with him 20 years’ in B2B sales, having previously sold a range of well-known branded products to some of the biggest names on the high street. 

Based in Glasgow, the former mechanical engineering student will oversee and develop sales through the distributor network in Scotland and Northern Ireland.

phil-biggerstaff His role will also include sales development across Europe and the Middle East – where Victor already enjoys a good level of business

He said: “It’s an exciting new challenge and I look forward to getting to know the industry and the people within it.”

Phil Williams, managing director of Victor, said: “Significant growth during recent years has come from investment in people, by giving them the skills to progress their careers and develop their ambitions.

“Barrie’s catering background and the knowledge he has gained working for some of the biggest distributors in the UK made him the ideal person for the role. Phil’s role at Victor will allow him to use both his experience and his engineering background.

“They will be part of the team that is planning to drive the company forward and we are delighted to have them on board.”

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