Alice Tong, daughter of Chairman Charles Tong, and sister to Managing Director Edward, has joined the long-established family-run vegetable handling equipment manufacturer Tong Engineering. In her new role within the company’s Sales department, Alice will be based at Tong’s main offices in Spilsby, Lincolnshire, and will be working alongside the Tong Sales team, liaising directly with the company’s growing client base.
“As the business sees continued growth as we build relationships with leading growers and packers throughout the UK and overseas, our dedication to providing outstanding sales support and customer service meant we had an opportunity within our sales department to help maintain our momentum,” explains Edward Tong.
“The timing has been ideal for my sister Alice to join our team, and play a key role in communicating with our customers throughout the sales process. I am confident her commitment to the family business will make her a great asset and invaluable support to our existing sales team, as well as an additional point of contact for our customers,” added Edward.
Alice, who gained her degree at Bishop Grosseteste University in Lincoln, has grown-up with the family business on the doorstep. With an innate passion and even a partner also in the Potato industry, her new role has brought the natural next-step in her career. “Whilst I’m still getting to know everyone here at Tong Engineering, I know a lot of faces from the times I visited the offices and factory as I grew up! It’s really nice to see so many of those faces still here after so many years and I’m really excited to be an official part of the team here now,” said Alice.
“Alice is a young and enthusiastic addition to our Sales department and of course, I am delighted that my daughter can now play a role in the family business,” added Charles Tong.