RH Hall has restructured its team of business development managers to offer full nationwide coverage and a greater diversity of expertise.
Each business development manager will be responsible for researching and identifying new business opportunities and markets, as well as working alongside its internal sales team to provide support to customers.
Effective immediately, Simon Parry has been promoted to a new role as business development manager for Wholesale.
He will be the first point of contact for the entire RH Hall Trade customer base, including buying groups Cedabond and ENSE.
With a wealth of knowledge on all RH Hall exclusive and preferred brands, Mr Parry provides diverse support from design, to quotation, to project management. He will offer in-person support to its Midlands and Wales area accounts where needed for site visits or training.
On his new role, Mr Parry said: “I am looking forward to working more closely with even more of R H Hall’s distribution partners across the country. I have enjoyed looking after our trade accounts in the Midlands and Wales and this expansion of my role will allow me to develop key relationships with our wholesale customers, as well as offer continuity of service.
“I am extremely proud of the fact we have been open and able to deliver to our customers throughout the whole of the pandemic and indeed I thank our distribution partners for their support.”
Nick Sanders will continue in his role as business development manager for exclusive brands. His primary focus will be on managing both the iWave automated foodservice solution and Soup Stop system, as well as working closely with the company’s public sector contacts within TUCO and NHS Supply Chain.
He will also offer support to RH Hall’s Southern area accounts, where site visits and training are required.
Meanwhile, Jerry Dutton will support as business development manager for national and key accounts.
He will continue to work closely with a number of national accounts and will also be developing opportunities with new operators and looking at emerging markets.
Where required, Mr Dutton will support RH Hall’s Northern area accounts, should a site visit or training be required.
The team of RH Hall business development managers continue to be supported by food development specialist, Janet Caveney.
She offers training and menu development support for the entire range of RH Hall exclusive brands, working with the business development managers, or directly with customers either by phone or in person.
The new structure and business team investment will be led by head of sales, Duncan Vipas, who commented: “Over the years we have prided ourselves on offering the best sales support for our entire customer base. The diversity, experience and expertise we have as a team will enable us to continue to offer this, but we also understand that the market is changing and we need to be able to adapt and meet different demands as we continue to navigate through a turbulent period for the whole sector.”