12 September 2016
Sheffield-based BLE Smoke & Fire Curtains is the latest hot topic, as the company welcomed two new members to its growing team as part of the latest stage in its targeted expansion plan.
Chris Lund, 37, has joined the firm as its new export sales manager alongside James Hayes, 36, who is the new European sales account manager, in a bid to expand into more emerging markets in both Europe and the rest of the world.
Chris joins the team with a background of over eight years in export sales. Originally from Sheffield, Chris was based in Dubai for over four years in his previous role in export sales, but decided to return to the UK earlier this year to be closer to his wife and family.
“Whilst I was based in Dubai my wife stayed at home in Sheffield, so after I returned I was delighted to have the opportunity to continue to work in my field for a company that’s based in my hometown.
“The people have been very welcoming and my new role will have me focused on expanding the company’s international distributor network and developing into more areas."
Also joining the team is James, who brings an impressive work portfolio to the team. After graduating from Sheffield Hallam University with a Mechanical Engineering Degree, James lived in Italy as a technical sales manager for the Italian company Danieli, before moving back to Sheffield and taking his latest position at BLE Smoke & Fire.
As the firms European sales account manager, James’ main responsibilities include utilising his experience to oversee and secure contracts within Europe, helping to further the company’s development.
Both appointments are a part of the company’s goal to expand on an international level, whilst building on its current international distributor network, focusing on both Europe and the rest of the world.
The focus on business branding and expansion also coincides with a website update and product redesigns, which all contribute towards better customer service.
Nigel Ward, managing director at BLE Smoke & Fire Curtains, said:
“The new appointments of Chris and James, alongside the current work we are doing to upgrade our services and products, is a huge benefit to our clients.
“We hope that investing in European and international sales with the help of the new additions to the BLE team will help us to continue to expand and make new connections and contracts in different areas all over the world.
“This is an exciting time for BLE, and we are happy to be able to announce the developments that we are making to provide the best service possible.”
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