Monika boosts UK sales team by hiring former MKN and Brakes execs

Leading digital food safety and compliance expert Monika beefed up its UK sales team with two new appointments from the catering equipment industry.

The move comes as the company also looks to recruit a number of field service engineers to strengthen its service coverage.

Kate Aston has joined as sales consultant from MKN to concentrate on promoting the company’s MonikaPrime range of new products to dealers, distributors and consultants.

She said: “With 15 years’ experience within the foodservice industry it’s an exciting time for me to join the team at Monika and be able to broaden my knowledge and experience while working with such a niche product. It’s also exciting for me personally to be part of the new product launch and the team that has been put in place to grow the Monika business.”

The company has also appointed Jeremy Bailey as sales executive. He has worked in the catering equipment industry for 22 years, most recently at Brakes Group. He will focus on key accounts and looking after Monika’s existing clients, introducing them to new upgrade opportunities.

Mr Bailey said: “The timing was right to step away from manufacturer sales into a more defined market place. With the new product launch and advanced technology Monika now offers their clients the growth implications are huge, so it is an exciting time to join an unparalleled company.”

The duo will work alongside UK director of sales, Rag Hulait, who has been with the business for more than 20 years.

MonikaPrime is a complete, modular food safety and compliance management system that harnesses the benefits of mobile technology for multiple users.

Ensuring HACCP compliance with no paperwork, the Team Management component can dramatically reduce staff time spent on manual checks thanks to the Smart PA, a rugged android device that’s Biocote-treated for hygiene.

The second module – Equipment Management – monitors refrigeration and other units to keep food safe, save energy and identify failing units that can be fixed to avoid costly downtime.

With Monika’s sophisticated system, a company can even integrate its corporate policy manual to bring branding guidelines, health and safety – and any other accreditations and regulations they work to – into one place – to gain valuable efficiencies and keep important policies easily accessible to staff.

And, using the Enterprise Management software, the data gathered by the system provides a comprehensive overview of performance across single or multiple sites, and can be grouped by region up to organisational level.

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