Complete Design, Installation & Service of Commercial Catering & Refrigeration Equipment

Meet the IDL catering design team

Our team is made up of dedicated specialists, with years of experience in managing major kitchen, galley, laundry and front of house installations.

We are also food production equipment specialists. 2 of our directors were previously employed by Convotherm, which gives us an in-depth understanding of Combi Ovens and also food regeneration processes and equipment.

John Thresh

John Thresh

Managing Director

After starting in the catering industry as a production baker John moved on to sales for manufacturers of catering equipment including Hobart, Bonnet, Convotherm, Enodis and MKN. He combines a passion for kitchen design with a detailed approach, whether in smaller restaurants and hotels or in large-scale public sector and industrial catering facilities.
John successfully completed the IOSH “Managing Safely” course in April 2015.

David Sharp

David Sharp

Director

David’s background in engineering and manufacturing enabled him to recognise the potential of the company from its inception, and whilst his main function is to run our sister company IDL Colour Coatings ltd David is instrumental in bringing business to the company for the south of England.

Bert Clayton

Bert Clayton

Finance Director

Experience in the Retail, Healthcare, IT and Voluntary Sectors as well as in the Hospitality Sector with Enodis and Convotherm provides a good background in management and finance to the businesses under the IDL banner.

Andrew Holden

Andrew Holden

Design Coordinator

Andrew has been working in design for the catering industry for over 20 years starting off on a YTS at SRL Refrigeration Ltd as an AutoCAD technician, he has also worked for Viscount Catering, Enodis Food Services and Manitowoc Food Services before working for a few years as a freelance designer for Catering Equipment Supplies around the country. He has since joined the IDL team as Design Coordinator and has now introduced 3D Design to the IDL Portfolio.

People we work with

People we work with

Africa Day

Our work brings us into contact with a wide range of people in different parts of the world. Like these charming ladies from Angola who we met whilst working on a recent oil terminal dining room project.