KBzine: the original kitchen and bathroom industry e-news - since 2002
18th January 2019
We strongly recommend viewing KBzine full size in your web browser. Click our masthead above to visit our website version.
Burbidge bolsters Bathroom Division with new recruit
Burbidge has boosted its new division, The Bathroom Furniture Co. by Burbidge, with the appointment of a new area sales manager.
Derek Toogood joins the new bathroom arm bringing with him a vast experience in the sector, having started his career as a bathroom designer for Simply Bathrooms back in 1995 where he was heavily involved in research and new product development. Most recently, Derek occupied the role of area sales manager for brassware manufacturer Hansgrohe, where he managed accounts in the South of England, Wales and the Channel Islands.
Now active in his new role as area sales manager at Burbidge Derek will cover the same regions in a bid to increase market share by promoting the new bathroom brand through his established retail network, as well as forging new contracts and growing the company's profile.
Burbidge managing director, Ben Burbidge comments: "Since its inception, we've had a truly unprecedented response to our new bathroom arm which has far exceeded all expectations - we already have 70 retailers on board despite launching just a few months ago.
"However, we don't want to sit still but rather continue to push forward with what we believe is an exceptional product proposition meeting a niche gap in the market for luxury, premium bathroom design. It is therefore fantastic to have somebody of Derek's calibre on board to help raise our brand profile and gain market share as we continue to consolidate our position in the bathroom realm."
Derek adds: "Having long admired the Burbidge brand, I'm thrilled to be involved at such an exciting time and help shape the future of this emerging new arm for the business. What with an exceptional product, fantastic industry reputation and unrivalled service capabilities, the sky's the limit for The Bathroom Furniture Co. as we see it and I'm confident I can help take the current success to the next level."
9th October 2015