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11th January 2023

Q Catering Appoints Commercial Director, Tony Blake, in Latest Series of Senior Hires

Sittingbourne-based wholesale distributor, Q Catering, has appointed Tony Blake as its new Commercial Director. Tony’s appointment is the third within a series of hires as part of the company’s ambitious growth plan to reach £20 million turnover by 2030.

Tony leaves Kent Frozen Foods (KFF) to join Steve Clarke, Q Catering’s Managing Director, and his team during an extensive period of growth. He joins the senior leadership team along with recently appointed Caroline Martin, Sales Director, and Nick Jennings, Financial Director.

Bringing a wealth of experience with him, Tony left KFF after 18 years of service where he launched various initiatives and headed up a 6-person team. Before that he was in similar roles at Brakes for over a decade. His career in foodservice started in childhood at the family’s grocers shop in Devon, followed by training as a chef at aged sixteen, going on to work at various high-end hotels across the country.

In his new role as Commercial Director at Q Catering, Tony will head up the Procurement, Marketing and Supply Chain teams, introducing more structure to the business, helping to improve efficiencies and relationships with suppliers.

Tony Blake comments: “I am thrilled to join Steve, Caroline, and Nick, at Q Catering at this exciting period of growth. I’ve worked with them all in previous roles so know we have a great foundation for success and am confident we will reach the £20 million goal.

“Getting to know the ins and outs of the company and existing clients over the past few weeks has been interesting and rewarding. Q’s customer base is based on years of loyalty and respect, so it’s a great bunch to be working with. This role allows me to do what I enjoy most, working with good suppliers, high-quality products, and creating stronger working partnerships.

“A focus of mine will be to introduce new, innovative products to our clients, particularly within the independent sector, to continuously improve our offering. The company already has roots in local produce from Kent, particularly through its Produced in Kent membership, so I look forward to working more closely with the team there” he concludes.

A trusted and reliable foodservice wholesaler, Q Catering is invested in its customers, offering an ever-increasing range of high-quality grocery, chilled, and frozen food products, from local and national suppliers.

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