Warewashing manufacturer Meiko is restructuring its sales management responsibilities.
The recent departure of Jeremy Hall as UK group sales director has given Meiko the opportunity to refocus on how it trains, manages and directs its regional salespeople and to this end, the country will be split into three specific regions with a dedicated sales director taking on full responsibility for all activities within their regions.
Michael Boyd’s current role of sales director Scotland and Ireland is being enhanced to include the North of England. Malcolm Pumford will also now assume the sales director role for London and the South East, with a newly created middle England sales director role falling under the stewardship of Peter Nimmo. The business development team will now report directly into the office of the MD.
The firm reports that the restructuring is also due to unprecedented levels of demand, and that Chris Fletcher, the east of England regional sales manager, will be taking early retirement.
Therefore, Meiko will be looking to take on three additional regional sales managers for the Scotland, Ireland and the North East of England region, the South West of England and for middle England. A fourth manager will also be employed to take over from Fletcher.
A slight readjustment of the current sales areas will also form part of the restructuring to ensure that the company’s regional sales managers can devote more time to being with the salespeople of its distributor base and supporting them in their daily business.
“What is most important for our customers is that they have the best and most responsive sales support in the industry,” commented Bill Downie, MD of Meiko UK.
“Demand is now so high for Meiko premium products that we simply must expand our sales operation to maintain our extraordinarily high standards of service for our partner distributors and their customers.”