New CK Direct Design Director

The CK Direct team are delighted to announce the promotion of Martin Culham, who is now our Design Director! Martin joined CK Direct way back in 2014 as a Project Manager, moving up to Senior Designer and working to deliver excellent results on a huge range of projects.

We got together with Martin to discuss his new role, and what he’s most looking forward to in his future with CK Direct.

How does it feel to be CK Direct’s new Design Director?

“It feels like a very positive move, having been in the industry for 20 years and at CK Direct for the past five years.

Having watched and assisted the company in growing and moving forward it feels good to be offered this position, as it will enable me to carry this growth on within a senior role.

The role will also allow me to work closely with the other directors in driving the company forward to where we want to be. We have many interesting and innovative products in the pipe-line moving forward!”

What do you enjoy most about working at CK Direct?

“I enjoy the day-to-day contact with new and existing clients, liaising with clients and assisting with what can sometimes be very challenging projects. As everyone within our industry knows, the projects are rarely ever straightforward due to the nature and size of the systems we design, but overcoming these challenges and delivering the project on time, within budget and to client satisfaction, is a huge motivator.

We have a great team and a skilled manufacturing department which makes day to day life at CK Direct very enjoyable.”

What are you looking forward to the most about your new role?

“I am looking forward to helping the current design team grow and move up within the industry, allowing them to manage larger projects and hence drive the company forward.

We have recently added two new members to the design team. I look forward to working closely with them and passing on the knowledge I have gained over the years to propel them forward within the company.”

How will this role differ from your previous position?

“Where in my previous role I dealt with all project sizes, I am going to be more focused on larger projects whilst still being available to assist the design team with any project issues they may have.

This role also involves me with decisions regarding company strategy and in which direction we are aiming to go.”

What did you achieve in your previous role?

Since joining CK Direct five years ago I believe I have given the company the scope and ability to undertake larger projects, brining all designs in house.

I also enhanced the previous relationships that CK Direct had built up with others within the industry, maintaining repeat custom and great working relationships with clients and partners.”

At CK Direct, we pride ourselves on our experienced and reliable team. That’s why we nurture their knowledge and encourage development, meaning we can provide our clients with some of the best knowledge and expertise the industry has to offer. 

Our Managing Director Tony Ricciardi said, “Martin has proved time after time over the last 5 years, showing excellent leadership and motivation and we feel he thoroughly deserves the opportunity to progress his career with CK Direct Ltd.

Myself and Carlo would like to congratulate Martin and welcome him on his new role as Design Director.”

If you’re looking for bespoke commercial kitchen solutions, our expert team can guide you through the entire process. Talk to us by calling 01733 230378 or email us at info@ckdirect.co.uk.