Centurion Europe appoints new head of sales

Doncaster-based supplier of DIY, garden, housewares and safety products Centurion Europe has announced the appointment of Simon Hutchinson as its new head of sales.

Simon (pictured right) brings with him a wealth of experience in leading a sales force, the company notes. Previous roles include commercial manager at MGB Plastics and senior sales manager at Lyreco for 17 years.

Simon will lead Centurion’s UK sales team as they push for further growth, with the company adding that it is confident that Simon’s knowledge of managing key accounts alongside a busy sales force will ensure growth targets are achieved. Simon will work both on new business and with existing customers.

Centurion Europe sales and marketing director Peter Stone (pictured left) said: “Significant developments have been made internally as a business over the past 12 months and Simon will play a key part in ensuring our commercial strategy meets the needs of our customers as well as the business.

“Centurion has invested heavily in core areas of the business such as distribution, which is currently undergoing a warehouse management system upgrade that will help meet the increased demand for our products. Every day we strive to provide the very highest levels of customer service to each and every one of our customers.”

Simon Hutchinson added: “The exciting part about joining Centurion is the huge opportunity in the marketplace – currently we have an outstanding proposition but need to ensure there are definitive plans in place to ensure we have structure and focus to achieve our growth plan and strengthen our proposition and market share.”