Decorative garden structures and fencing supplier Grange has appointed Rob Giles as senior product manager.
In his newly-created role he reports to sales and marketing manager Richard Bennett and will take charge of market analysis and new product development across the company's whole range and via all channels to market.
Mr Giles was formerly with Solus, where he worked for six years, latterly as category manager for the Yeoman and Joseph Bentley garden brands.
Commenting on Mr Giles' arrival and the creation of the new role, Mr Bennett said: "Grange is embarking on a considerable tranche of new product development across both core fencing and decorative product lines all of which will be accompanied by marketing support. This is all part of an ambitious plan to expand our presence in all sectors - from our merchant and multiple heartland to new and more specialist lines for garden retail.
"Rob's role will be a key part of delivering our plans over the next couple of years."