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.
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’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.
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.
Amy joined IDL in January 2019 as the Sales Director. Amy’s role includes supporting the MD, John Thresh and heading up the sales division. With extensive knowledge in catering equipment and kitchen design, Amy works closely with our customers to ensure they receive an excellent level of service at all times.
Amy has worked in the catering industry for over 10 years, initially in hotel management before moving into equipment sales. During her time in the industry she has worked for a commercial kitchen ventilation company, gaining huge amount of experience in this field. Over the years, Amy has successfully supported the FSCI (food service consultants society international) and is well known with food service professionals and manufacturers up and down the country.
Barrie has worked in catering for over 35 years, initially training as a chef, then moving into management and equipment sales. He has extensive knowledge of the industry gained whilst working in sales & design with some of the largest distributors and manufacturers in the UK and Europe, most recently Victor Manufacturing.
Barrie joined the team in May 2018 with primary responsibility for Catering and Laundry equipment sales, alongside promoting IDL’s design and servicing capabilities.
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
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 project.