Burnley based CoolKit grows with new appointment and promotion

Burnley-based refrigerated vehicle manufacturer CoolKit continues its expansion with the appointment of Lore Emmerson as marketing manager and the promotion of Mark Beaton to sales manager.

Established in 2005, CoolKit is a provider of refrigerated vans, fridge van conversions and van insulating kits to a wide sprectum of industires including food and drink, pharmaceuticals, agricultural and science industries. Employing more than 70 people on a site of 2.5 acres, CoolKit produces more than 1,500 insulating kits annually.

The company has expanded its staff and facilities extensively in the last twelve months following an average 40% year-on-year growth over the last six years. With many new large contracts underway, the workforce has already grown by more than 50% in the last twelve months to more than 70 employees.

Loredana Emmerson joins the company as marketing manager, bringing with her more than eight years’ experience in marketing roles for local companies including Hallandale Land Rover and Kirk Group. Loredana will be working on our branding image, making sure our commitment to excellent quality and customer service is mirrored into our marketing appearance both online and on paper. She will also provide valuable support to the sales department with improved informative materials the team can use with new and existing customers, helping bringing new business into the company as well as retaining existing customers.

She said: “I’m very excited to be joining CoolKit, which is such a dynamic company and a real East Lancashire success story. We are looking to build upon our recent expansion and enter new market sectors and territories, so the marketing department is going to be very, very busy.”

Mark Beaton has been promoted to Sales Manager following his commitment to the company since 2013. Mark will be providing leadership and vision to a vibrant and energetic sales team, making sure we are dealing effectively with each customer enquiry to the best of our abilities. He added: “Sales for CoolKit have never been better and are set to expand further. We have built a reputation for our vehicle conversions’ quality, for features including thermal integrity, light weight, durability, versatility and strength. These features deliver a range of benefits to buyers which include industry-leading cooling performance, high payload, long life and high residual value characteristics.”