Essential reading for retailers and suppliers in the home improvement market

New sales and marketing director at Stewart Group

Published: 16 January 2014
Stewart Group, the UK manufacturer and supplier of plastic moulded products for the garden and home, has appointed Andy Burns as its new group sales and marketing director.
New sales and marketing director at Stewart Group
Mr Burns will have management responsibility for the growth and strategic development of Stewart's sales and marketing activity across all sales channels.

He joins the company from white goods manufacturer Whirlpool Corporation, where he held the positions of head of marketing and, more recently, head of sales for the UK. While there, Mr Burns oversaw online, retail and trade channels worth a combined £45m.

Previously, Mr Burns was marketing director at Stanley Europe with strategic marketing responsibility for the entire UK product portfolio. This comprised five product categories with a combined turnover of over £100m. He worked on project management and Stanley's corporate brand and product showcase. Mr Burns was also a key member of the committee that relocated Stanley's UK headquarters.

Richard Butler, ceo at Stewart Group, said: "We welcome Andy to the company. With his background he can add extensive brand and category management expertise to our commercial team. His motivation and strategic marketing planning skills will also be vital assets to the future of Stewart Group."

Mr Burns added: "I look forward to working closely with Nigel Thompson and the members of the sales and marketing team; together our aim will be to quickly build on our past successes and take the business onto the next level. We have an enviable brand position in the channels in which we operate and leveraging this to the benefit of our consumers and customers will be the key to our success."

Comments


(Your email address will not be published)
Already Registered?
Sign In
Not Yet Registered?
Register
Printable View E-mail Bookmark
*

What do you think?


How have outdoor living lines been performing for you this season?




Latest reader comments

re: Quick and easy wood treatment oil from Frogsuit

Beverley
Hi, please confirm if Frogsuit can be used on all external wood doors and sheds.RegardsBeverley...

re: Quick and easy wood treatment oil from Frogsuit

Chris - Frogsuit Ltd
Hi Arthur, thank you for your query. Depending on the product and the type of wood you may need to prepare the items prior to application. ...

re: Kingfisher appoints new CEO

B&Q bob
Not good news for BQ staff supermarket bosses have little respect for staff or staff retention, also see every opportunity to increase ...

re: Quick and easy wood treatment oil from Frogsuit

Arthur
Hi, I watched your slot on QVC this morning and was quite impressed. However, I do have a question. The slot demonstrated Frogsuit being ...

re: Women line up for B&Q DIY classes

Linda Harman
Are there any ladies DIY classes near Burnham on Sea Somerset...