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Grundfos Appoints Poul Due Jensen As New CEO

Golden Coast Welcomes New Generation

Grundfos Holding’s Board of Directors has appointed Group Executive Vice President Poul Due Jensen as the new CEO of Grundfos. “After a thorough process where a number of highly qualified options were assessed, it became clear that Poul was the right choice,” said Jens Moberg, Chairman of the board of Grundfos. “Poul has been an invaluable part of Grundfos since the turn of the millennium and since 2015 he has been a central part of the Group Management. Crucial to the decision has been Poul’s global experience, strong results, leadership qualities and values. We are pleased that Poul wants to take on the position of CEO and we see it as an opportunity to build on and accelerate on the great results that have been created in recent years.” “Grundfos is in excellent shape,” commented Poul Due Jensen. “We have a well-defined and ambitious strategy and above all we have a strong management and fantastic employees who are focused on doing their best every day. In a challenged global economy impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, we have major tasks ahead in the short term, but at the same time we must look ahead: The strong economic results of previous years give us the best starting point for implementing a new and ambitious strategy. I want us to strengthen our focus on a new and customer-oriented structure and focus more on innovation and digital competencies. And then I am passionate about developing Grundfos, so that we continue to be an attractive workplace for talents from all over the world.” Grundfos Pumps Ltd 0845 200 0912 www.grundfos.com

Leading wet leisure distributor Golden Coast is strengthening its customer support with the addition of two new members to its Technical Sales team. For Sophie Dodge, joining the company meant following in her father’s footsteps. Sophie said: “My dad used to work for Golden Coast back in the 1980s, before the company moved into distribution. He worked with them for ten years building swimming pools and he absolutely loved it. There is a real sense of family here at Golden Coast and it’s something I wanted to be a part of. They showed me old photos of my dad working on pools and it was nice to see the different generations.” At Golden Coast Sophie will specialise in water treatment products such as ultraviolet systems and chemical dosing. “I have experience of working within water treatment and I’ve had technical training on various aspects of it,” added Sophie. “I’m able to build on that knowledge and I’m enjoying learning about the products.” Fellow recruit Nicole Long started shortly after and has joined the Technical Sales team for the TylöHelo range of saunas and steam rooms. “It’s been busy and there is quite Sophie a bit to learn but I like a challenge,” Dodge said Nicole. “I’ve worked in account management previously and it’s all about building relationships as well as providing quality customer service. I’ve been speaking with customers already and it will be nice to see them when we can.” Golden Coast Sales Director Adam Nicole Clark said: “Both Sophie and Nicole Long are proving to be excellent additions to TeamGC. It has been a very busy year for Golden Coast and we are making the most of the opportunity to grow.” Golden Coast 01271 378100 www.goldenc.com

Funding Extended To All RLSS UK Approved Training Centres And Providers In England RLSS UK are thrilled to announce that following the success, of Phase 1 qualification funding through the CIMSPA ReTrain scheme, Phase 2 has been launched and it allows all RLSS UK Approved Training Centres and Providers (ATC/Ps) in England to apply for funding for RLSS UK and IQL UK qualification candidate packs. RLSS UK understands the challenges the industry faces, and this funding is designed to help, by providing ATC/Ps in England with free qualification candidate packs to help reduce the cost of essential training required during COVID-19. All ATC/P Coordinators in England will have received an email from RLSS UK with details of how to apply for the funding. Applications must be completed, by the ATC/P Coordinator or the Applicant must

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have gained permission from the ATC/P Coordinator to complete the application on their behalf. Applications are managed on a firstcome-first-served basis until funding is used up. Qualification candidate packs awarded, must be used, and submitted to RLSS UK by Friday 30 April 2021 (payment will be required for any qualifications not used).

If Pool Plant Operators are needed, the £1.5m allocated in Phase 2 of the ReTrain training initiative funded by The National Lottery through Sport England can also be taken advantage of. All training provided through ReTrain must be delivered by CIMSPA Training Provider Partners. RLSS UK’s partners, Institute of Swimming, who deliver courses for Pool Operators including the Pool Plant Operator Certificate, are an approved supplier of the scheme. Their courses cover everything needed for the safe maintenance of swimming pools, spas and other water features. RLSS UK 0300 323 0096 www.rlss.org.uk

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