02 July 2019
SOTTINI APPOINTS UK RETAIL SPECIALISTS TO STRENGTHEN SHOWROOM OFFERING
Following a sustained period of growth, Sottini – the Italian-inspired bathroom brand known for its elegantly crafted luxury products – has bolstered its retail team with two new Regional Sales Managers. The new appointments are both renowned UK bathroom industry specialists with a combined 50 years’ worth of experience. Together, they will spearhead the development and further growth of Sottini across the UK’s bathroom retail market.
Matt Bell joins the company as Retail Sales Manager for the North of the UK. He brings with him a wealth of industry knowledge, contacts and expertise following more than two decades working with leading bathroom brands and retail businesses. Prior to joining Sottini he has worked in sales positions for Villeroy & Boch, Grohe and Aqualisa. Before that, he spent his time as a bathroom designer at plumbing merchants, Michael Pavis.
Gary Major joins the business as Retail Sales Manager for South of the UK. Gary has gained extensive experience within the bathroom & kitchen Market. Gary worked at Heritage Bathrooms as Commercial Manager, helping establish the brand and also within retail having owned and operated his own retail bathroom and kitchen showroom for the last 10 years. Prior to this, he worked with UK Bathroom Warehouse. Gary will bring his direct experience in retail to provide support and direction to help drive growth and profitability for both Sottini and its retail partners.
The new team will further enhance the growing reputation that Sottini is building within the bathroom showroom market. Their remit will be to deliver Sottini’s retail strategy of providing independent businesses with market leading levels of support that not only add value to their own offering, but help deliver a sustainable partnership for the future.
At the forefront of this, will be a renewed focus on promoting Sottini’s latest beautiful ceramic ranges such as Fusaro and Ellero. These products also mark another significant investment by Sottini in its offering to retailers with new solutions.
Matt Bell commented: “This is a highly exciting time to be joining Sottini. We have a brand-new proposition for the UK market which meets all the needs and desires of independent retailers at its core, as well as returning a very competitive level of return. We have a product portfolio which is continually growing in size and strength and will of course be introducing new lines over the coming months.”
Gary Major, Sales Manager for the South of the UK – Sottini said: “I am delighted to join Sottini on what is the next phase of its evolution. We are positioning the brand to become a leader within the Retailer Showroom sector. All the members of our team are focused on delivering a highly saleable product range with an overall business proposition that offers our retail partners a profitable, progressive and sustainable package. We are at the beginning of an exciting journey with Sottini with constant product innovations as well as new and renewed relationships. I am looking forward to playing my part in helping both Sottini & our retailers.”
Adam Evans, Channel Director at Sottini said: “We are thrilled to announce the appointment of both Gary and Matt and welcome them to the Sottini team. They bring with them a wealth of commercial and strategic experience and will provide our retail partners with the best possible service.”
Sottini is part of the Ideal Standard family of brands and its latest products will be showcased at Ideal Standard’s new £1 million showroom in Clerkenwell, London.