A WORCESTERSHIRE firm has appointed a new sales director as part of a growth strategy.

Design, installation and equipment specialist Sprint Group, based in Pershore, has appointed industry professional Ian Bryant as sales manager in the area to help deal with unprecedented growth.

Founded in 1994 by the late David Ryan, Sprint Group designs and installs commercial kitchens and bars for clients including The Ivy Collection, Dirty Martini, Tortilla and The White Brasserie Company.

Mr Bryant has worked in the catering equipment sector for 20 years including seven years as sales director at The Carford Group.

“My role will include putting in place strategies for long term growth and looking at how we take the business forward,” he said.

“We are very strong in the restaurant and bar sector so I will be identifying opportunities in other areas such as hotels, leisure and care homes.”

Managing director Tom Bartley-Smith said: “Ian’s promotion is yet another positive step for the future of Sprint Group and reaffirms our commitment to delivering outstanding projects across the UK.

“We are undergoing a period of unprecedented growth and were recently named among the county’s fastest-growing mid-sized businesses in the Worcestershire Growth Barometer 2017.”