AN engineering firm in Bolton is set to enter December with an improved sales and projects team.

NWCE Foodservice Equipment has made a number of significant hires to boost their outlook.

Bosses say they have already forged a growing reputation with project installations and maintenance contracts across the north-west.

And now they are hoping fresh faces in their project team will take them to the next level.

This now eight strong team, according to the company, will solely focus on the design, specification, build and completion of full commercial kitchens and bars

Ben Odling, managing director of the Folds Road firm, said: "'Like many during the early part of the pandemic and initial lockdown we had a drop in revenue. Our strategy here was to fight through and plug that gap.

"I had noticed that due to cutbacks, there was a pool of extremely talented and experienced people being let go and I thought it would be a massive loss to the industry if we didn't try to help them and bank on their knowledge.

"And that is how we came up with our investment in project’s strategy.

"We wanted to fight through the hard times and now I believe this is our way forward, to focus more on creating bespoke, brand new full commercial kitchens and bars.

"Our investment will be helped by our already very strong installations department which consists of three teams of dedicated and trained installation engineers and project managers."

He says the initiative is being headed up by Nick Brassett, their head of business development and design head Lyndon Moorby.

Each has more than 30 years of experience working within the catering industry, having previously worked together at YCE on large national accounts, and spent years focusing on the creation of commercial kitchens and bars.

Other new team members include Jake Gorton, a design and estimating co-ordinator, David Raistrick, as commercial manager, Kevin Nesbitt (senior project manager) and Donna Hillidge, who comes in as an established sales team member.