The Airedale Group appoint Paul Woodford as MD for Airedale Catering Equipment (Ltd)
The Airedale Group is delighted to announce the appointment of Paul Woodford as Managing Director of Airedale Catering Equipment, its specialist design and build brand. Paul joined the Board at Airedale in 2010, and has been instrumental in guiding the business through another period of significant growth to become one of the UK’s leading design and build brands. “The last 6 years have been transformational for the business and for many of the people we employ”, says Paul. “We have moved from a regional player into a truly national operation, now employing over 250 people, working across 10 different brands from 7 different offices. It is great to see the investments made by the business has given our team members the opportunity to progress their career and many, like me, are now taking their next step up.” Having been in the industry for over 26 years, Paul has a wealth of knowledge and expertise in the industry, having undertaken roles as a Designer, Contracts Director and Managing Director within previous businesses. Paul adds: “The fantastic success of the team and the clients’ recognition of the great service we offer makes this role an exciting opportunity to continue the growth and success story of Airedale.” Rob Bywell CEO of The Airedale Group added: “Paul has had considerable success in building our brand in the UK foodservice market. Not only does he bring significant sales experience, Paul has a natural customer and people-focused leadership style, together with fresh ideas that will help us set a new benchmark for the sector in the UK.” “He has led the development of our business with new initiatives such as our sales apprentice programme, which has been very successful. We have just taken on our 5th apprentice which is testament to his vision and our objective of achieving long term sustainable growth.” Paul’s promotion comes at a very exciting time for the Group, as we accelerate our investment strategy to focus on growth around our three core propositions: specialist design and build, manufacturing and service and maintenance.