HTG Trading Ltd - Meet the Team

Simon Aspin - Managing Director, HTG Trading Ltd

Simon Aspin

Chief Executive, HTG Trading Ltd

Simon Aspin has enormous experience in foodservice equipment, having worked with many of the industry’s top brands.

After studying marketing, he became Marketing Manager at Williams Refrigeration, part of the Ali Group, in 1998. From there he moved to dishwasher specialist Winterhalter, where he headed both the marketing and servicing departments. Subsequently he took on management roles with Dawson MMP and then Hobart UK Service, where he was Sales and Marketing Manager, before joining Hubbard Systems as Commercial Director in 2013.

Following the retirement of Martin Wood at the end of 2017, Simon has moved to the position of Managing Director of HTG Trading whist still maintaining the Hubbard Systems side of the HTG group.

Simon is both a leader and a team player. His ability to develop highly effective sales and marketing strategies is based on a combination of insight, know-how and the individual style he brings to his role. Under his direction the Scotsman brand has undergone a dramatic growth in both sales and profile in the UK.

Pete Gray

Pete Gray

Managing Director, Equipment Sales

Pete Gray is a HTG Trading man through and through, having experienced every level of the business from the inside. He joined the company in 2000, as Area Sales Manager, rising to National Group Account Manager, National Sales Manager, then Sales Director. He was appointed Commercial Director in August 2013.

Following the retirement of Martin Wood at the end of 2017, Pete has moved to the position of Managing Director of the Taylor UK side of the business.

During his time Pete has played a key role in Taylor’s development from a one-brand division (Taylor) into a multi-product supplier with partners including ISA, TurboChef, Frigomat and Prática.

He started his working life running banqueting facilities and restaurants for Trust House Forte before switching to the automotive industry with brands including Honda, Alfa Romeo and Vauxhall.

It’s a career path that’s given Pete an in-depth understanding of operations, management, sales and marketing. It’s also helped him develop a highly successful business strategy that focuses on understanding buying decisions at every level, ensuring that Taylor can quickly adjust its proposition to accommodate each customer’s needs.

Taylor UK has flourished under Pete’s direction, both through expansion of its business portfolio and bottom-line growth.

In 2018 Pete became Managing Director of equipment sales for all divisions within HTG Trading. Responsible for all sales for Hubbard Systems, Taylor UK, and HTG Extras.