Sam Stephens promoted to Devondale Electrical Wholesalers Regional Manager T

he new regional manager of Devondale’s North

Devon branches is set to take the business to the next level. Sam Stephens was promoted to

the role to foster closer relationships with customers and suppliers, and has been with Devondale for seven years, working his way up from counter

assistant to assistant manager at the Barnstaple branch, branch manager at the Bideford branch and now regional manager. Sam says: “As the only independent electrical wholesaler in the area, we have the opportunity to provide a service to customers that is second to none.”

Sam’s promotion opened up an

opportunity for a new branch manager in Barnstaple; stepping into the role is Lee Warren who joined Devondale at the beginning of November. Lee worked for a national

electrical wholesaler for 11 years including roles as assistant manager and sales rep.

L-R Lee Warren and Sam Stephens from Devondale

Rexel welcomes trio of new UK branches E

lectrical distributor, Rexel, has announced that it has

opened two brand new branches in Kidderminster and Norwich, with launch events welcoming customers new and old to take a look around. Additionally, a re- designed branch has also been opened in Oxford. At Rexel Kidderminster’s launch,

located on the Oldington Trading Estate on Stourport Road, there were plenty of fun and games. Electrical professionals took on 30 second challenges including Scaletrix, darts

and box building. There were also promotions and special offers available for local electrical contractors.

The branch is newly opened to the public and has received nothing but positive reviews so far.

Branch Manager, Julie Smith, said:

“Customers are really loving the new branch. The location is great and there’s plenty of convenient free parking right outside. We know many of our customers enjoy popping in to place their orders and

chat to the team here, and that was evident from the great turn out to our launch event and the positive feedback we received.” The Oxford and Norwich branches have also re-opened to the trade. The Norwich branch, formerly a WF Senate branch, is location at Hall Road, White Lodge Trading Estate, whilst the Oxford branch, previously Wilts and Parkers Merchanting branches, re-opened in Cowley Business Centre, with a new look and hundreds of new products.

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