CONSORTIUM SUPPLIER Designer Contracts, the UK’s largest flooring contractor – has been named as a preferred supplier to the Crescent Purchasing Consortium (CPC).

Established almost 20 years ago and with over 6,500 members, the CPC is owned and run by the further education sector. It provides members - including colleges and institutions, universities, sixth forms, academies and schools - with specialist advice. This includes best spending practices, and how to obtain value-for-money through its team of procurement experts.

The collective spending power of the CPC allows members to access savings that can’t be obtained through an individual institution, via 64 framework agreements.

Designer Contracts was awarded a STAUF STRENGTHENS

INTERNATIONAL SALES Faton Kurti has joined the sales department at STAUF Klebstoffwerk GmbH as international sales manager. Before joining the Wilnsdorf-based adhesives specialist, Faton spent 10 years working in industrial sales and key account management, including in the adhesives sector.

Thanks to his apprenticeship as an installer prior to his degree in business administration and economics, he has gained the necessary practical experience and knows the challenges that users face on a daily basis.


MANAGERS. Cormar has recruited four new territory managers to strengthen its nationwide sales team in time for the peak season. Chris Isaacs, sales director said: “I am delighted that we have been successful in recruiting four new territory managers who already enjoy an excellent reputation within the carpet industry.

“This reorganisation means that we will be able to cover the country effectively and continue to offer the high standards

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place on the framework as a preferred supplier for the supply and installation of floorcoverings. It covers contract flooring, domestic grade and hygiene treated carpets, entrance matting, wood flooring, domestic and safety vinyl, linoleum, vinyl and carpet tiles.

Designer Contracts md, Peter Kelsey said: “We are thrilled to have been named as a preferred supplier for the second time to the CPC. We have gained valuable experience over the

Sales manager Carsten Bockmühl felt that these qualities make Faton the ideal addition to the sales team.

“We are very pleased that, in hiring Faton, we have succeeded in gaining an extensively trained and experienced addition to our team,” said Carsten. “Faton will gradually assume responsibility for various national markets.”

past 25 years working within the education sector, both supplying appropriate floorcoverings and offering expert advice to customers.”

The company operates across 15 UK regional facilities. As well as flooring, the company provides curtains and blinds, furniture and lighting, and operates a showhome and contract-focused interior design services division. @DesignerContrac

Pictured left to right: Paul Lowndes, Chard Haesler, Simon Dickinson and Alan Stewart. of service expected from Cormar.”

Alan Stewart will cover East Scotland, Simon Dickinson, South Yorkshire and Lincolnshire. Paul Lowndes, North Wales and North Staffordshire and

Chard Haesler, Oxfordshire / M40. Following their extensive induction, they will be calling on customers old and new very soon.

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