New appointment for Carpigiani UK

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Paul Richards is the new business development manager for the North of England and Wales in dual role that also incorporates national and key accounts

Richards, who joined Carpigiani UK at the end of October, has been recruited to fill the vacancy left by the sudden and unexpected passing of long-term colleague, friend, and industry figure, Tommy Carrigan, earlier in the year.

Beginning his career in foodservice back in 2004, Richards has amassed a combined total of nine years at Taylor UK. In his previous role as area sales manager for the midlands, he proudly claimed the accolade as the ‘Number one sales person’ for the past four consecutive years.

On his appointment, Richards comments: “I am delighted to have joined Carpigiani UK at this exciting time. It’s clear that as a business Carpigiani has been investing in research and development, advancing technology and production methods in the process. I am excited to now be a part of this progressive company and I hope that I am able to pass on some of my experience in a way that will be of benefit. I’m looking forward to becoming an established part of the well-respected Carpigiani UK team and building relationships with new and existing customers across my region.”

Developing key accounts

With his existing experience in the artisan gelato and soft serve ice cream equipment sector, Richards will continue to strengthen Carpigiani’s position as the world leaders in the market. Working with customers, dealers and distributors across the north of England and Wales, the role will also see Richards support the work of David Ashton, national account manager at Carpigiani UK, to develop key accounts for the business.

Scott Duncan, sales director at Carpigiani UK adds:

“It’s with great pleasure that we are able to announce that Paul Richards has joined Carpigiani following a hugely successful period at Taylor UK. With his extensive knowledge of the industry and an impressive track-record, Paul is the ideal fit to fill the role left by our late friend and colleague, Tommy Carrigan. Paul joins us having taken the honour of being the top sales person in his previous role, four years running, where his experience in artisan gelato and soft serve ice cream equipment, has clearly excelled. Paul will be working with our customers and partners across the north of England and Wales, while also helping to develop national and key accounts for our business going forward.”

Further details:

For more information on Carpigiani, the company’s extensive artisan gelato and soft serve ice cream equipment portfolio or for details of the Carpigiani Gelato University training courses, please call Carpigiani UK on 01432 346018 or visit