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Bristan announces new Trade Sales Director

director at Bristan, the UK taps and showers brand. Previously General Manager for Heritage


Bathrooms, a brand owned by Bristan Group, Griffiths will be responsible for the Bristan trade sales team, with independent control over the merchant and buying group strategy. The new role will see Griffiths work closely with the Bristan marketing team, engaging with the installer and creating increased demand generation through Bristan’s merchant partners. Griffiths said: “After many years working within the Bristan Group, I’m

ristan Group has appointed Gareth Griffiths to the role of trade sales

Dunbar joins Ellis product design team


Bristan’s new Trade Sales Director, Gareth Griffiths.

looking forward to taking on the new challenge of heading up the trade sales team. Working with merchants across the country, the ultimate objective is to drive sales of Bristan’s leading range of kitchen and bathroom products.”

Herriott takes on Flexel’s Scottish area sales role


uropean underfloor and radiant heating expert, Flexel International

Ltd, has welcomed Craig Herriott as its new Scottish Area Sales Manager, as the company continues to expand in the UK. Herriott joins Flexel with an extensive

background in sales and business development. His new role complements the roll out of Area Sales Managers, as Flexel enjoys further growth in the UK market and the launch of a new Radiant Heater catalogue. Peter Samborek, Sales Director at Flexel, said: “We are really pleased to

able cleat manufacturer, Ellis has expanded its in-house product design

team with the appointment of Tom Dunbar as Design Engineer. Dunbar, who has vast experience in various mechanical design and draughtsman roles, joins a team headed by Chief Engineer, Stephen Walton, which is responsible for new product design, existing product development, product testing and the company’s burgeoning bespoke solutions facility. Commenting on his appointment, Dunbar

Tom Dunbar – Ellis’ new Design Engineer.

said: “I’m thrilled at being given the opportunity to join a company that counts Siemens, Petrobras, Network Rail and Balfour Beatty amongst its regular customers; and designs products, both standard and bespoke, that are specified for use in many of the world’s biggest projects.” Chief engineer, Stephen Walton, added: “In the last few months alone

we’ve been called in to design, manufacture and help install brand new, bespoke cable cleat solutions for both the Severn Tunnel and the New Wear Crossing. We also have a number of brand new products in the development pipeline, and are taking regular enquiries about project specific requirements. All of which adds up to a team that will benefit greatly from the vast experience and great ideas that Tom brings with him.”

New Area Sales Manager role at Hamilton


Craig Herriott has taken on the Scottish Area Sales Manager role at Flexel.

have Craig on board to take care of our sales and customer service in our Scotland region. His experience in electrical wholesale sales and consultancy work is very valuable to us and we are sure that it will help with the growth of Flexel in the UK for many years to come.” Herriott will be permanently based in the Scotland region. He said:

“The role affords me the opportunity to work with one of the longest running electric underfloor heating manufacturers and with a brand that is instantly recognisable for quality and price.” Flexel has been manufacturing and supplying electric underfloor heating systems and accessories to the world market since 1978.

olihull-based electrical components and accessories supplier, Niglon, has appointed Dan

ohn Hall has joined electrical solutions provider, Hamilton Litestat,

as Area Sales Manager for South Wales and the West.

The appointment follows further growth in

the region for Hamilton, with Hall joining the team to support additional business development in the area. With almost 25 years’ industry experience,

Hall’s career began in electrical wholesale. More recently, he’s worked for a leading lighting manufacturer in a technical sales engineer role. Said Hall: “Having worked in both wholesale and technical sales, I

John Hall will be heading up sales in South Wales and the West.

believe I can bring experience that will make a real difference to the team and Hamilton’s customers at a really exciting time for the business.” Hall will be based at Hamilton’s HQ in Bristol. Recent business wins in

the area include supplying decorative wiring solutions for Hotel Indigo Cardiff, a 122-guest room boutique hotel.

Dempsey as Area Sales Manager for the West Midlands, continuing the company’s focus on extending its field sales team as part of a sustainable growth strategy. Taking on responsibility for sales, customer support and communication with new and existing wholesaler customers throughout Shropshire, Staffordshire, Oxfordshire and Niglon’s home patch of the West Midlands, Dempsey has more than a decade of sales experience. His remit for Niglon will leverage his existing customer

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Dempsey joins Niglon growth drive in West Midlands S

Dan Dempsey will be heading up Niglon’s sales in the West Midlands.

contacts with electrical wholesalers in the West Midlands region, while providing him with an opportunity to build on new and existing relationships. Explains Paul Dawson, Commercial Manager at Niglon:

“We have mapped out an ambitious five year growth plan which will see us extend our product range and our sales team while remaining loyal and committed to our traditional route to market though the wholesale channel. “Dan’s appointment is a key milestone in delivery of that

plan, providing us with an experienced sales resource on our home territory where sales volumes and customer relationships are already strong.”

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