Importers and Suppliers of Commercial Refrigeration and Food Service Equipment.
Group Managing Director
An enthusiastic and commercially driven Director with a background and qualification in Finance. I have great pride in leading a business with such passion and commitment to serving
our customers, the team and I are fully focused on ensuring our customers can confidently recommend and supply the Pentland range of equipment.
My focus since entering the Pentland Group 5+ years ago has been to build on the Company’s strengths of industry knowledge and product innovation, the technical experience and commercial nous of Maxine, Dean and the team has allowed us to increase our range of product, strengthen our brands quality offering and continue to deliver growth in sales.
I am very hands on and always looking to engage with customers and ensure that we continue to listen.
Outside of work my time is taken up by family (2 kids, exhausting!), football (a red team that plays in Manchester) and (occasionally) spotting our brands whilst out socialising.
With both my Dad & Uncle running successful refrigeration businesses in the Northwest I was never interested in being a nurse or a teacher when I left school, I was always going to ‘sell fridges’ and 30 plus years down the line I still have my dream job.
Having been involved in all aspects of a refrigeration business over the years, (with the exception of engineering - much to my Dad’s disappointment!) I was well equipped to help set up Pentland Wholesale at the inception in 1993. My role now as Commercial Director involves sourcing new products and working with suppliers from all over the world to ensure we bring the very best quality, value for money products to our customers.
In my spare time I would love to say I enjoy doing lots of energetic sporting activities but in reality I enjoy spending time with my family, walking my black Labs and eating out.
A time served refrigeration engineer with over 30yrs experience in all aspects of the refrigeration industry from commercial and industrial to analytical, pharmaceutical and semi-conductor applications. Progressed through engineering positions within several European countries eventually moving into Management and finally as a Director and a proud member of the IOR.
Ensuring our customers enjoy a professional, courteous and efficient experience when dealing with any member of our team is of paramount importance to me. Aside from the day to day running of the company I am heavily involved in the selection and development of our equipment and brands and enjoy dealing with the challenges a business of our size encounters.
My interests include playing golf, keeping fit, eating out and socialising with friends.
I have 15+ years sales experience in the refrigeration & catering equipment industry. I specialise in customer account management, sales processes, lead generation & customer & marketing strategy.
I’m extremely committed to ‘customer focus’ and believe a business that has a “customer focus” is one which takes the time and trouble to understand and address customer needs. it is essential that a business has a good understanding of what customers want and need from a product and we work hard to exceed expectations ensuring customer satisfaction at all times.
In my leisure time I enjoy reading, fishing & socialising with the occasional drink or three at various pubs around the country.
Business Development Manager
Internal Sales Executive
Sales Office Supervisor
Prior to joining Pentland Wholesale, I have been in Sales roles in various retail environments. Started as a Sales Advisor working in Pentland Parts, then progressed to be the Parts Manager, I work with our customers to understand their requirements and provide solutions. Over the years we have increased our product portfolio by constantly developing and sourcing new products for our VanstoX range.
I enjoy D.I.Y, RC car racing and spending time with family and friends in my spare time.
A dedicated and self-motivated professional marketer with over 10 years of comprehensive experience in B2B marketing. My marketing career has spanned across a range of industries - technology, automation, distribution, engineering and manufacturing. Graduated from University of Birmingham with a Master’s degree in Marketing with Merit, also a Member of Chartered Institute of Marketing (MCIM), I’m able to demonstrate an excellent working knowledge of the marketing theories and methodologies.
I’m passionate about delivering effective marketing strategies to drive business growth. In leisure time, I enjoy playing badminton and exploring local parks with my family.
Group Technical Manager
Having over 31 years’ experience in the commercial refrigeration and catering sector, I have worked in many areas within the company group, starting as an apprentice learning many skills in a wide variety of work from the engineers I worked with. I also attended college to build up my technical knowledge and gained my qualifications which are renewed frequently. I worked as a service engineer, becoming a senior engineer having a wealth of experience in a wide variety of commercial refrigeration and catering equipment, covering fabrication, design, installation and service. I am electrically qualified having a HNC in Electrical and electronic engineering, also qualified to the 17th edition of the electrical wiring regulations. I am qualified and experienced to install and service a wide variety of commercial gas fired catering equipment both LPG and Natural gas, and hold relevant refrigeration qualifications conforming to F Gas refrigeration qualifications. I enjoy developing and presenting training seminars and as a qualified assessor value the importance of passing on my knowledge to others.
Having worked loyally within the company for over 31 years, I have seen it grow and always been proud to be a member of the team making things happen. Pentland Wholesale has had a great input into developing my skills and I am personally committed to ensuring it performs well.
My leisure time is spent with DIY, walking, swimming, and visiting English heritage sites and entertaining my young Children.
Service & Workshop Engineer
Finance and Administration Manager
Starting at Pentland in 1993, I have played a key role in developing the Company into what it is today. Being a qualified member of the Association of Accounting Technicians enables me to continue to develop my skills and knowledge within the profession. With over 20 years’ experience of working within the industry I have a good understanding of the needs and requirements of the customers and, along with my team support the other departments within the business.
I am committed to Pentland as it’s always treated its employees with respect and encourages them to maximise their strengths. They offered me invaluable support though out my professional studies.
Outside of work I like to socialise with my friends, travel (when work permits) and i'm keen to master a second language.
I have been in Transport Industry all my working life. Started at TNT Transport loading vehicles and progressed through their “home timber policy” to be National Operations Manager on Royal Bank of Scotland Contract which at the time was worth around £34million a year on revenue.
The demands of the job are always driven by what the customers wants. With RBS it was to introduce an integrated system so that it speeded their internal communications. With Pentland, the primary focus is always to meet the customer’s needs in the most cost effective way for them and also for the company. Also it’s very important to listen to what the customers need and trying to reach their goals and in doing so ours.
Transport is very much in your blood and it’s very difficult to switch off away from work especially as we can have deliveries being undertaken early in the morning and late at night.
Educated at St Theodore’s RC High School in Burnley, I am also a member of the IOSH and National CPC. I enjoy spending time with my wife and family especially the grandchildren who are always surprising. Also I love walking with my dogs, cycling and reading. Last but not least watching Manchester Utd.
Proud to be a key player in Pentland’s early days, I have been with the company for over 25 years. I manage a small team to ensure that goods are moved on and off the warehouse floor efficiently and safely. I’m in the committee of Health and Safety to ensure all regulations are fully complied with. I’m also responsible for the day to day running of stock as I need to make sure we have enough space to accommodate our £3m worth of stock.
In my spare time, I enjoy socialising with friends and family. I’m also passionate about keeping fit.