Increasing numbers of customers in the Midlands are enjoying quality tea and coffee thanks to a recent appointment to the business-to-business team of Newcastle originating tea and coffee experts Ringtons.
Hugh Wheatcroft has joined the division as business development manager, as the company prepares to open the doors of a significant expansion at its state-of-the-art coffee facility in north east England.
With responsibility for existing clients and securing new accounts across Derby, Nottingham, Leicester, Lincoln and the surrounding areas, Hugh brings with him a wealth of experience in the food services industry. Hugh’s career spans over 30 years, and his CV includes stints at Thorntons Confectionery, the Milk Marketing Board and Pelican Rouge.
Hugh Wheatcroft business development manager for Ringtons said: “Working for the sales division of the Milk Marketing Board and promoting an industry built on traditional doorstep deliveries, meant I became aware of Ringtons as a customer-focused family business early on in my career. The company’s great reputation mixed with my own experience in the food service and coffee industry made joining the Ringtons Beverages team a natural move for me.
“Over the years I have heard only positive feedback about Ringtons; from both its doorstep delivery customers and business and hospitality clients. Now that I am part of the Ringtons team I am delighted to find that everything I believed to be true about Ringtons is. Ringtons has great quality products which are made in our own UK factory, ensuring it is the freshest on the market, 98.2% of customers would recommend us thanks to our enviable customer care policy and we are making innovative moves within the hot beverages industry – making this position a dream role for a business development manager like myself.”
John Broad, national sales manager for Ringtons added: “Hugh has already made a great impact on our existing Midland’s accounts and has joined the team at an exciting time as we prepare to launch our brand new coffee facility and grow our UK-wide sales team to further strengthen our coverage. Hugh specialises in securing independent businesses who appreciate the customer service support and coffee training we provide which enables them to consistently serve the high quality coffee their customers demand. It’s this attention to detail and customer care Ringtons is famous for, and which we are very proud of and Hugh is clearly thriving at.”
Outside of work, Hugh enjoys walking and cycling and is a keen skier.
Ringtons Beverages sells through its UK-wide sales team, an expert team of customer care advisors on Freephone 0800 0461 444 or online at www.ringtonsbeverages.co.uk.