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NEWS | People People


UFORM GARY HUTTON, RODNEY CAMPBELL AND ANDREW COOPER


Uform has made three new appointments across the business, in response to current growth. Gary Hutton (pictured) is the new group operations director and will now oversee Andoras (which manufactures furniture for the Aisling brand) in addition to Uform. He will be responsible for directing production and distribution processes. Rodney Campbell has been appoin ted as general manager of Andoras. He has 25 years’ experience in operations and will lead the day-to-day activities of the business to ensure all customer orders are completed on time. Meanwhile, Andrew Cooper joins as the new group IT and business improvement manager.


Here’s a look at this month’s KBB appointments


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COMMENT & OPINION


Paul Crow


“Keep customers happy, roll with the punches and fi nish 2021 with a knockout” pg 14


UTOPIA BATHROOMS DANIEL RUDGE


Daniel Rudge has joined Utopia as business development executive for the eastern region of England. Rudge has many years’ experience in the KBB sector and he spent the past fi ve years with Bathstore. He started as a design sales consultant and then rose to the position of store manager for both the Aylesbury and Hemel Hempstead branches. Most recently, he worked in the fl ooring industry. Alex Patterson, head of retail, said: “We’re delighted that Daniel has joined us at such an exciting, albeit challenging, time. His expertise will be invaluable. By investing heavily now in our sales team and our new product development programme, we are ensuring Utopia is well placed to capitalise on the exceptional current demand for bathroom renovations.”


Malcolm Scott


“Kitchen retailers are moving towards brands not widely sold online” pg 16


Darren Taylor “My advce is stay lean, remain keen and do less, just more accurately” pg 18


CAPLE PAUL BRUCKSHAW


Paul Bruckshaw has joined Caple as business development manager covering the East Midlands, Norfolk, Lincolnshire and South Yorkshire areas. He has worked in the KBB industry for more than 25 years. Bruckshaw said of his appointment: “My time spent in this industry has provided me with a thorough understanding of why fantastic service is so important. I’m looking forward to ensuring I am consistently


hitting high service levels and supporting


Caple’s ongoing growth as a highly successful brand in the industry.” Caple’s managing director Danny Lay added: “Paul Bruckshaw’s friendly approach and expertise in the kitchen and bathroom industry will stand him in good stead to work with our customer base.”


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IMPERIAL BATHROOMS SONIA SHAW AND PAUL ATHERTON


Imperial Bathrooms has appointed Sonia Shaw, as fi nancial director and Paul Atherton as key accounts and contracts manager. Shaw has more than 20 years of fi nancial experience in both manufacturing and distribution industries. Her most recent job as fi nancial director was for a materials manufacturer and she held that position for six years. Before joining Imperial, Atherton spent eight years as national account manager for Lecico Bathrooms and before that two years as category manager for a kitchen and bathroom company. MD Graham Bucktrout said: “With Sonia’s experience in fi nancial strategy and Paul’s ability to focus on selling, I know we’re making great strides towards achieving our future goals.”


Leanne Adamson “Investing in your people results in a positive company culture” pg 20


Richard Hagan “The climate emergency faces every company. We need to change to survive” pg 22


· January 2021


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