Forest Garden welcomes new team members

by | Jan 5, 2016 | News | 0 comments

Forest Garden has announced the addition of several new team members to its company, aiming to strengthen both its sales force presence and approach to new product development.

The expansion of the sales team comes with the appointment of David Bodley (pictured top left) as key account manager for the northern region. David brings a wealth of experience across many channels including builders? merchants and DIY channels.

Stephen Gough (pictured bottom right) has been promoted to key account manager for the southern region, following 18 successful months managing sales of Forest products within the southwest region. Filling Stephen?s shoes in the southwest region will be seasoned garden retail professional, David Sweetland (pictured top right).

Forest?s sales and marketing director John Gomersall commented: ?The expansion of our dedicated sales team could not have come at a better time. We now have a full contingent, providing sales coverage at all levels across the country. This is helping us to bring our full product portfolio of fencing, sheds, GYO essentials, garden furniture and decorative structures to garden centres and builders? merchants across the country ? ahead of the inevitable spring peak demand.?

It has also been confirmed that the role of group product manager has been created with the specific aim of driving more new product development. The person stepping into this role is Guy Jackson (pictured bottom left).

For more information, visit: www.forestgarden.co.uk

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