FEM expands sales team with two key appointments

Helen Bell on left with Rachel McKenzie crop
Helen Bell (left) and Rachel McKenzie have joined the FEM sales team.

Two new faces have joined the FEM sales team in recent weeks. Helen Bell has taken over as sales office manager, while Rachel McKenzie has joined as internal sales manager, a new position within the company.

Bell has spent over 19 years working in sales offices and supporting sales teams, most recently as customer care manager at Teknek, part of the ITW Group. At FEM, she will be overseeing the sales office with a focus on dealer and customer support – organising the team to make sure orders are processed quickly, dealing with queries and building relationships with FEM’s dealer network.

She said: “I caught the organising bug in my first job, with the RAF, booking transport to move colleagues around the world. Here my priority is to ensure customers and dealers get what they need, when they need it. When it comes to sales support, FEM is a market leader and I share the company’s passion for offering customers a first-class service.”

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Bell, 48, has been married since 2002 and has an 11-year old daughter. Outside of work, she enjoys spending time with her family and long walks with their dogs.

While McKenzie, as FEM’s internal sales manager, will be able to call on her extensive experience of working with sales personnel, dealers and customers to build relationships and business. Her most recent position was as commercial manager with Dimensions Scotland, an e-commerce fulfilment company. Her new job will see her become a key point of contact for dealers and customers as well as for the FEM external sales team, for whom she will supply office-based support.

She said: “FEM has a great range of products and a wealth of knowledge of the foodservice industry.  I’m really excited to be joining the team and I look forward to being involved in the great work everyone does here.”

At 28, McKenzie has been married for 2 years. Outside of work she has three ponies, a donkey and two dogs, and she enjoys riding and hill walking.

Mark Hogan, FEM’s commercial director, said: “I’m delighted to welcome Helen and Rachel to the team. Both bring fantastic experience and new outlooks that will really enhance our skill set, helping us deliver even better support for dealers and customers.”

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