MOVERS&SHAKERS Double appointment for sales dept TEN YEAR MILESTONE FOR MARKETING MANAGER » » CLARE WHITE, CARL F Groupco’s Marketing Manager, celebrates ten years working for the national hardware distributor. Her career with the company has seen her progress from Marketing Assistant to Executive and, in 2014, she was promoted to Marketing Manager. Career highlights have included helping to establish the organisation as a major player in the UK’s hardware distribution market. The opportunity to launch two brands have also been significant landmarks – the first was Carl F Groupco, which followed the merger of Groupco with Carl F, and secondly, Clare played a key role bringing SmartSecure to market, which put the company on the map as pioneers in electronic door locking and access control. Commenting on her objectives in managing the marketing for Carl F Groupco, Clare said: “Rather than merely being a promotional opportunity for Carl F Groupco, our marketing is produced as an extension of our customer service to enable easier purchasing decisions. We are all about long standing relationships with our customers and manufacturing partners, which gives us a client centric focus and strong foundation to continue to grow our business.” » » WINDOW WIDGETS HAS made a double sales appointment with the introduction of Adrian Clare as internal sales executive and Tom Edwards as national sales manager, for the company that’s the largest supplier of bay, coupling and window ancillaries in the UK and Ireland. With a history dating back to 1999, Window Widgets has become the industry’s brand of choice when it comes to universal baypoles and couplers, with many systems carrying BBA certification and fully CE marked for load- bearing applications. These new appointments will better support the needs of customers with expert advice from both Adrian and Tom, working closely together as a close-knit team and supported by other members of the business. Sarah Hitchings, sales and marketing director of Window Widgets commented: “Getting the right people is fundamental for us as a business and we’re delighted with the appointments of both Adrian and Tom, who have already made such a positive impact with the customers. With two people dedicated at the front end we can better support needs of our customers as a solutions provider and we’re already close to launching new literature, online ordering and a packed new website to further support the business.” www.windowwidgets.co.uk www.carlfgroupco.co.uk NEW NATIONAL SALES MANAGER TO HELP GROW NETWORK » » LEADING UK fabricator, Conservatory Outlet Ltd has appointed a new National Sales Manager – Jason Earl –to drive its strategic plan to achieve full UK Network coverage. The newly-created role has been introduced to support Business Development Director, Andy Miller in recruiting new retailer- installers to the Conservatory Outlet Network in untapped areas of the UK. With a unique ‘true network’ model, Conservatory Outlet provides a tailored package to help each of its retail partners achieve sustainable business growth, including an exclusive trading patch, industry-leading website with multi-channel lead generation approach, showroom investment and support, innovative digital marketing tools and regular benchmarking and best practice workshops. 84 » OCT 2018 » CL EARVI E W- UK . C O M Jason is challenged with securing new network members that will have real influence and impact on the network, with the same ambition to grow and innovate that the Conservatory Outlet installers share. Recently announced as one of the top 1% of fabricators in the UK by volume, the company has achieved tremendous growth in the past five years, with turnover increasing from £8.4m in 2013 to £18.3m in 2018, with plans for further expansion over the next three years.