We’re so pleased to announce the appointment of Andy Fletcher as our new Mechanical Design Engineer at CK Direct! Andy is highly knowledgeable in mechanical services and will be using his extensive experience to focus on expanding projects as well as providing an excellent service to clients.

We got together with Andy 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 newest employee?

“Being the new guy is always challenging, but the team at CK Direct have all been very friendly and welcoming. There is a lot of information to take in, but the professional atmosphere and support has ensured that the starting process has been smooth, and I’m looking forward to being part of the team and the future plans of CK Direct.”

 What attracted you to working at CK Direct?

“Right from the interview I got a real sense of teamwork, and where my skills and personality could fit into that team. The ambition and passion I saw from the owners convinced me to be a part of the long-term project at CK Direct.

The ability to be home based in Shrewsbury, and largely focus on expanding CK Direct projects, coverage and capabilities from the Midlands and North was a large contributory factor, as well as undertaking projects in a wide variety of sectors.”

 What is your job title and what role will you be taking in the company?

“Mechanical Design Engineer – my role will be design-based but also client-focused, incorporating all elements of a project from survey, design and approval, through to fit out and completion.

My knowledge of Mechanical Services will be put to use with complex or in-depth HVAC and mechanical projects in order to expand on CK Direct’s client base and portfolio.”

 What are you looking forward to the most about working at CK Direct?

“In only the first few days, I have been able to tell the atmosphere at CK Direct is a great place to work. The fast-paced and professional nature of the services offered, along with the diversity of the projects undertaken, are sure to make for a varied and rewarding workplace.

 Tell us about your working background/history.

“My working background is based in Mechanical Services Design and Project Management. I started as a draughtsman within a family-run company, which enabled me to observe and be heavily involved in the whole aspect of design and project management within the mechanical services and construction sector.

I worked very closely with the director who passed on much of his industry knowledge and mentored me in all aspects of Mechanical Services including HVAC, Plumbing, Heating, Drainage and Controls systems. This mentorship along with my formal training over nearly 10 years enabled me to build up a firm understanding of mechanical design and processes, form strong relationships with trusted suppliers, contractors and clients which I hope to carry forward in my working life, as I continue to learn and develop on the career foundations already laid.”

 Our Managing Director Tony Ricciardi said: “We believe Andy will be a massive bonus to the future of CK Direct Ltd. With his numerous years of experience within the Mechanical Design sector, this will give the company a whole new outlook when designing systems for restaurants, hotels, schools and generally any establishment that requires ventilation, heating and cooling”.

If you’re looking for bespoke commercial kitchen, ventilation and extraction solutions, our expert team can guide you in the right direction. Talk to us by calling 01733 230378 or email us at info@ckdirect.co.uk.