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CORMAR CARPET COMPANY NAMED IN TOP TRACK 250


Cormar Carpet Company has been listed in the Sunday Times Top Track 250 league table of the UK’s top performing mid-market companies.


Compiled by Fast Track and published by the Sunday Times each October, The Sunday Times Grant Thornton Top Track 250 league table ranks Britain’s leading private mid-market growth companies.


The carpet manufacturer, which reported a 6% rise in sales to £126.6m in 2018, placed at 230 out of the 250 companies named.


Cormar remains a family-owned business and has been manufacturing


carpets in the UK since 1956, at its two mills in Lancashire.


Over the last ten years, they have won over 20 carpet and flooring industry awards, including being named Flooring One’s “Carpet Supplier of The Year” for the last 13 years.


Tim Eagles, Chief Executive Officer of Cormar Carpets, said: “Quite simply, producing great quality carpets and delivering excellent service to our retail customers, via our own distribution fleet, has always been our aim. To be featured in the Top Track 250 is a fantastic acknowledgement for all the hard work, determination and commitment the team put into achieving this.”


www.cormarcarpets.co.uk


BALTA BRINGS FOCUS TO UK SALES TEAM


Balta is continuing to strengthen its team in the UK with a series of new appointments, designed to bring focus to all aspects of the manufacturer’s retail sales strategy.


With the recent addition of the hugely experienced Martin West as key account and new business development manager, along with the appointment of three new area representatives, the Balta sales team is looking stronger than ever.


Filip Poelman, Sales Director, commented: “It’s important to sustaining our position in the UK that we endeavour to service all customers with the focus that they deserve, ensuring that we can respond to the challenges they face, as efficiently as possible.


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Pictured left to right: Gary Aspinwall, Darren Ridgwell, Paul Hampton, Zac Marsh, Richard Austin, Filip Poelman, Martin West, Clint Carver and Mark Viner.


“Our new sales team and structure has been created to do exactly this, bringing sharp focus upon all our customers, ensuring they can collaborate with Balta to grow their businesses through the value, choice and quality of our carpet and carpet tile collections.”


Covering the requirements of independent retailers across the country, the team is made up of area managers. Martin West spearheads the experienced and motivated crew.


Zac Marsh has been appointed to look after South East England; Mark Viner will focus on East Midlands and East Anglia; Northern England will be covered by Richard Austin; Clint Carver has been appointed for Scotland, Northern Ireland, Northumbria and Cumbria; and the


West Midlands, South and South West England will be covered by Robin Gray.


For Balta’s distribution customers, Gary Aspinwall; Darren Ridgwell and Paul Hampton continue to work on providing efficient service and a continuing stream of new product innovations that respond to market trends.


Filip continued: “We’re hugely excited about the opportunities presented to us with our new team structure in what are exceptional market conditions.


“We’ll continue to develop our relationships with retailers and distributors throughout the country, listening closely to how Balta can positively contribute to the growth of their business through product and service.”


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