Following unprecedented UK sales growth over the past eighteen months, Hansgrohe SE (head office) is investing substantially in its UK subsidiary including new key organisational roles and a new London home for projects at 12-16 Clerkenwell Road, EC1.
London Specification Centre
Investment in London premises is a key strategic move in order to be physically closer to the architect and design community. In a prime Clerkenwell location, the new centre will drive specifications both in the UK and globally and also provide great facilities for training and networking. The aim is for 12-16 Clerkenwell Road to be ready to welcome customers within the next six months.
Expanded Organisational Structure
Critical to delivering strategic initiatives in the coming years is the new senior role of Strategy and Business Development. With immediate effect this is filled by Joanna Williams who has a proven track record in commercial sales and marketing roles for blue chip companies including Brother, Bank of America and BUPA.
Several new sales and marketing roles have been introduced with a strong emphasis on Project business. Four additional field sales positions have been added for the Projects channel, including a National Sales Manager to replace the incumbent, Jay Phillips who has been promoted to Sales Director. Four sales coordinators for the internal Project Sales Office will boost the department and ensure a more proactive sales approach.
Within the Marketing team, the current Marketing Manager, Noel Riley, is promoted to Marketing Director and six new positions will have a channel specific focus: three for Projects and three for Retail including a Head of Channel for each.
UK Managing Director, Martin Mongan, comments, “We are really excited by these strategic developments. With the right people in the right roles and the new flagship in Clerkenwell, we are well-placed to continue growing and meet the stringent goals that we’ve set ourselves by 2020.”