What is cedaRetain

During these difficult times, many highly skilled people within our industry will – for reasons beyond their control – find themselves without a job. cedaRetain has been created as an informal link between those who have found themselves in this position and yourselves – our ceda member companies.

Our aim here is simple. To connect those within our industry in the hope that something positive can happen. Perhaps there’s someone here with the skills and experience that your organisation needs right now?

To contact an individual, just click ‘Find out more’

Simon Kelly | Senior Engineer

Hi my name is Simon Kelly I have been installing all types of grease management systems for the last 25 years.i worked at watling hope, environmental biotech, now filta but I was made redundant in March.

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Pam Christian | CAD Designer

I am Pam Christian living in Winchcombe, Gloucestershire. An experienced CAD Design Manager who has worked on an extensive range of projects in both the commercial and domestic sectors. Alongside full-time roles has undertaken a variety of consultancy assignments. Computer literate with excellent administration skills.

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Mark McCabe | Account/Business Development Manager

Hi i am Mark McCabe, i have covered Scotland in various catering equipment roles over the past 20 years. i have a wealth of experience in Account management and new business sales, in the past 20 years my experience has been split between heavy and light equipment sales, i am a motivated self starter who welcomes a challenge.Over the years i have built a wealth of contacts from Distributors to end users in the industry. i love the catering and hospitality industry, but unfortunatley due to Covid-19 i have been made redundant. I look forward to our industry growing back to the strength it was…

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Dave Pyne | Customer Experience/ Account Manager

Sales professional with over two decades in experience in the hospitality industry. From Foodservice to Catering equipment supply I have represented many leaders of their field over the years and have a very good knowledge of commercial kitchens and everything needed in them including fabrication and light equipment. I am equally skilled in both business development and account management and have sold everything from physical product ranges to concept solutions. Hard working, tenacious and professional at all times I believe my skills can be transferred to any role

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Katie Goring | Operations and Service Assistant

Hi My name is Katie, I was previously working for a company called YCE Catering Equipment LTD. I am a very outgoing person with a bubbly personality. I enjoy a challenge and strive to provide the best results in all aspects of my life. I worked for YCE for 5 years and enjoyed my time there and working with a great team of colleagues/management. Looking for a new challenge now since sadly YCE went into administration recently. I enjoy being part of a team, but also work effectively and efficiently on my own. Would really enjoy staying in the catering industry especially working in a…

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Robin Tompkins | Technical Adviser (Customer Service Centre)

I’m Robin Tompkins a ‘Spares Guy,’ with over forty years of Foodservice spares experience. Starting in the industry back in the 1970s, with classic brand Crypto Peerless I have been a ‘Spares Guy,’ pretty much ever since, working for Electrolux Professional and First Choice Catering Spares. With First Choice, I was a Technical Adviser for the Customer Service Centre and was also beginning to branch out into training, passing on some of my experience to new starters and those wanting to gain more in-depth knowledge of a particular subject.

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Liam Green | Market/Sales Project Manager

Hi I am Liam 33, Derby/Manchester based i started in commercial catering appliances as an engineer for an M&E company I was the main catering engineer for Midland Counties Heating Services, As my understanding of appliances grew, my desire to advance also did which led me to Jestic Ltd as a technician in the midlands. This is where my introduction to QSR was as my previous experience was mainly public buildings such as schools, fire stations etc. Again i grew in my technical understanding which led to a management backed business management and leadership degree, currently still ongoing.…

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Mike Davis | Service Manager

My name is Mike Davis, I have been in the catering service industry for over 33 years. I am a technically minded and hardworking individual, both in work and my private life. I have worked in the catering equipment industry for over thirty three years. Having started as a maintenance electrician, progressing up to installation engineer then onto my first service managers role some seventeen years ago. I am currently a service director , a position I have held for 12years.

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Paul Siouville | Technical Sales Manager

With over 20 years’ experience in the catering and hospitality sector, I am a driven and proactive sales professional with a keen eye for detail. Experienced as both operator and supplier, I am a confident sales manager, product trainer and sales consultant in the HoReCa market. I have experience working at all levels of business from national chain to independent operators, board level to contractor. I have built a strong industry network and my ability to develop and maintain sales opportunities through client relations has led to numerous business renewals and new business opportunities…

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Anthony Goldcrown | National Account Manager

Hi my name is Anthony, I have 17 years experiance in account management/national account executive roles. I took some time out to start my own construction business, but cane back to fmcg and textiles about 6 years ago.

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Brendan Murphy | Business Development Manager

I have worked in the industry for over 20 years. I consider myself as honest, hard working, personable and driven to succeed. I love our industry and the people in it. I have a grown up family of 4 girls. I am healthy and now include cycling amongst my other hobbies which are reading golf and family.

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Bill Baily | Area Sales Manager

Hi I am Bill Baily ( not the comedian) have just been advised I am being made redundant by Nisbets . I am a ASM for Uropa and have been with them for eight years constantly being one of the top performers with an annual target this year of £9 million . Having recently been through a redundancy policy where Uropa was cut from 9 reps to 3 now find myself out of a job. With my 30 years experience and many loyal contacts feel I would be a great asset to any up and coming professional catering / janitorial company.

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David Sewell | Kam/Tabletop Equipment Advisor

Hi everyone. I’m a healthy guy, early fifties with an abundance of experience and desire to make a difference. Always smart and professional. Able to engage with all levels of people. Clean shoes maketh the man!!

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