Lancashire-based business Pantheon Catering Equipment has appointed Stuart Hayes as its new sales director.

Hayes will be responsible for expanding dealerships across the UK and strengthening the Pantheon brand in the marketplace.

He began his career as a chef, and worked his way up to work for luxury five-star hotels such as Gleneagles in Scotland and The Savoy, London. He later switched his trade to selling equipment and held the position of sales manager at catering equipment business Robo-Coupe for several years.

Pantheon managing director Nick Pendlebury commented: “We’re delighted to welcome Stuart to the team. He brings with him a wealth of experience, which will be instrumental in helping us achieve our long-term growth aspirations.”

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In May, Pantheon Catering Equipment revamped its convection oven range, with a three-strong CO Convection oven.