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F & P Wholesale appoints new marketing & development director

* Shane-Knight.jpgF & P Wholesale, the famed UK distributor of heating, plumbing and bathroom products to the independent merchant sector, has announced the promotion of Shane Knight to the position of Marketing & Development Director.

Shane began his career working for a plumbing and heating contractor before joining Tricom - the founding brand name for F & P Wholesale - in 1990 as a warehouseman. He then took on the role of Branch Manager at F & P Wholesale's Camberley Distribution Centre, a position he held for seven years. Rejoining F & P Wholesale in 2007 as a Sales Manager, Shane looked after national accounts before progressing to Key Accounts Director for the company in 2009.

Having taken on showing various new projects and developing ideas in his previous role at F & P Wholesale, Shane has since been promoted to Marketing & Development Director and will now focus heavily on the development of the company's sanitaryware and fires product offering. In addition, he will be responsible for all marketing aspects of the business, including websites, promotions, public relations, customer data and product literature.

"I'm extremely proud to take on my new role and responsibilities at F & P Wholesale," says Shane. "We are constantly in touch with our customers and keep our fingers firmly on the industry pulse to ensure our product offering reflects current requirements and demands. I'm really looking forward to working with my colleagues in supporting and developing our product ranges to build upon the strong relationships with our existing and new customers.

"We are also using this opportunity to encourage and build new relationships with our supplier partners and demonstrate to them why F & P Wholesale is the independent merchants' first choice for heating, plumbing and bathroom products."

Mark Earnshaw, Managing Director for F & P Wholesale, comments: "We are really pleased to announce Shane's promotion to Marketing & Development Director. He has been a part of the F & P Wholesale business for more than 20 years and his experience of the brand and industry is a huge asset to us. Shane's new role will encompass a range of responsibilities, but his main focus will be to support and guide the development of our products range and 'one tomorrow' guaranteed next day delivery strategy. On behalf of everyone at F & P Wholesale, I would like to wish Shane every success in his new role."

F & P Wholesale has 10 dedicated Distribution Centres located around the UK and only sells products directly to independent merchants and retailers. This means all customers can be comfortable in the knowledge they are getting the best possible prices available.

As well as information about the comprehensive product range, the F & P Wholesale website also provides an online ordering facility for existing F & P Wholesale account holders. Independent merchants, bathroom and fire retailers who don't currently hold an F & P Wholesale trade account can complete an application online in a few simple steps.

T: 0116 256 7380
W: www.fpwholesale.co.uk

11th January 2013




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