Luxury wool carpet specialists Axminster Carpets has appointed Jonathan Young (pictured) as the company’s new UK and export sales director.
Joining the company in September 2016, Young is a professional sales leader with over 30 years’ experience in the interior furnishings business predominantly in the carpet sector holding director level positions in a number of manufacturers including Brintons, Milliken, and most recently OW Hospitality.
On joining the company, Jonathan Young said: “It’s a real privilege to be part of one of the UK’s most iconic brands and the original home of the Axminster Carpet. There is a great story to tell around the heritage and the focus on wool, benefits to both the environment and healthy living, and I am thrilled to be leading this sales effort not only in the UK but globally.
There are some exciting upcoming opportunities and we have lots of activity planned to raise the profile of the brand in the marketplace with a number of exciting launches scheduled for the commercial and residential markets”.
In addition to his roles within the carpet companies he has also acted as Chairman of the BCFA from 2011 until 2014, leading the Board of the trade association that supports the British Contract Furnishings Association, and currently as Vice President of the UK chapter of the NEWH. He continues to be a Board member of both trade organisations.