Q Catering bolsters senior team

After recruiting Caroline Martin as Sales Director at the end of 2022, Fairway Foodservice member Q Catering has made another senior appointment

The Sittingbourne-based wholesale distributor has appointed Tony Blake (pictured) as its new Commercial Director, the latest in a series of hires as part of the company’s growth plan to reach a turnover of £20 million by 2030.

In his new role as Commercial Director, Tony will head up the Procurement, Marketing and Supply Chain teams, introducing more structure to the business, helping to improve efficiencies and relationships with suppliers. He will be working alongside Steve Clarke, Q Catering’s Managing Director, Nick Jennings, Financial Director and Caroline.

Bringing a wealth of experience with him, Tony left Kent Frozen Foods after 18 years and prior to that he held similar roles at Brakes.

“I am thrilled to join Steve, Caroline and Nick at Q Catering at this exciting period of growth. I’ve worked with them all in previous roles so know we have a great foundation for success and am confident we will reach the £20 million goal.

“Q’s customer base is based on years of loyalty and respect, so it’s a great bunch to be working with. This role allows me to do what I enjoy most; working with good suppliers, high-quality products, and creating stronger working partnerships.”

Caroline Martin Fairway Foodservice Nick Jennings Q Catering Steve Clarke Tony Blake