Posted: Monday 29th September 2014

LEADING UK valve, meterbox and water fitting specialist, TALIS UK, has strengthened its offering with the appointment of a new sales director, and the opening of a new office.

The firm has relocated the company’s sales operations and business support services to a new, dedicated office in Coleshill, Birmingham. The new office, located at Coleshillmanor office campus, will house the firm’s UK sales team, HR and business support staff.

With over 30 years’ sales experience, Gary Deacon joins the team after spending two years at the Spear & Jackson Group, where he was managing director of Export. Previous to this he was business development director and then sales director at Hepworth Building Products / Wavin UK where he was responsible for all business development, specification and project sales.

Gary’s new role will see him responsible for driving product sales forward, including its range of valves and meterboxes, and developing the brand and sales of other group products. He will be managing a team of 22 employees including internal sales engineers, key account managers, and the export team, from the department’s new base.

Mark Hodgens, managing director of TALIS UK, said: “We’re thrilled to welcome Gary to the team, particularly during what is proving to be a strong period of growth for TALIS UK. He brings with him a wealth of experience within sales, coupled with a good knowledge of the industrial sector.

“What’s more, the new office will ensure he and his team has a dedicated hub from which to conduct and focus our sales operations.”

Gary Deacon added: “I’m delighted to be joining the team at TALIS UK, and am looking forward to using the experience I’ve gleaned over the years to help drive the company forward.”

The appointment is part of the company’s new plans for growth, which includes significant investment in its workforce, with changes to the management team, the appointment of a new operations director and 45 new fulltime employees.

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