Francois Offshore Catering appoint Kevin Leiper as Business Development Lead

28th Oct 2021

Francois Offshore Catering (FOC) are delighted to announce the appointment of Kevin Leiper as Business Development Lead.

Kevin joins us at an exciting time as we continue to grow our service provision worldwide and will play a prominent role in promoting Francois to companies within the Offshore, Maritime and Renewables sectors.

Kevin will provide a unique perspective on the industry, having trained as a Baker & Confectioner in his first foray into full-time employment. Having spent time offshore as a Night Cook Baker for Sodexo on a range of platforms, Kevin understands the challenges of living offshore, and how to make this as comfortable and as much a home from home experience as possible.

Kevin subsequently switched fields to take on a number of Sales, Business and Product Development roles across a range of independent and blue-chip companies, gaining approx. 20 years’ experience in the UK Food and Manufacturing sector before joining Francois in October 2021.

And if that wasn’t enough, we are honoured to have him join us as a HM Coastguard rescue volunteer with his local team in Aberdeen.

Kevin offered the following comments upon joining Francois: “I’m delighted to be joining Francois Offshore Catering and have already witnessed the wealth, experience and knowledge within the company as we worked on our first tender together.

“I believe this is a unique opportunity to harness my own experience within the Offshore & Food industry sector, from both a hands-on and sales perspective, to promote Francois Offshore Catering as the premier brand choice for companies & operators globally.”

Hugh Rapson, General Manager of FOC, commented on the appointment: “We are delighted to have Kevin join us.  At interview stage it was quickly apparent Kevin was someone who has a genuine passion for food, and this is a common theme amongst our staff.

“I believe Kevin’s’ background in both producing high quality food and working offshore, aligned with his sales and product development experience, gives him a unique perspective that our clients will appreciate and benefit from.”