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TIM NOYES RETIRES AFTER 43 YEARS IN THE INDUSTRY

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im Noyes, one of the first sales people to join national sales agency Big Red Sales when it was founded in 2010, is retiring. Noyes’ 43-year career in the industry began in 1974 with Diamond Stylus, where he won the company’s

Salesman of the Year award in two consecutive years. Successful spells in senior sales with Bandridge, CD & AV Supplies (his own business) and Lawton Trade Supplies followed. He joined Big Red Sales in 2010, where he has spent the last seven years. Big Red Sales founder John Reddington said: “We are going to miss Tim, as are his many retailers with whom he has a fantastic rapport. He has done a wonderful job for Big Red Sales and we wish him many happy and healthy years of retirement with his wife Gillian.”

INDUSTRY NEWS

Moves Gabriella Fryer, former Marketing Manager for Domestic Appliance Distributors, has joined the marketing team at Montpellier Domestic Appliances. She succeeds Gary Millar, who joined the business as Head of Marketing in October 2015.

Gabriella Fryer

BSH has appointed Tristan Sherlock to the role of Sales Director, Kitchen Independents. Sherlock worked as an Area Business Manager for BSH between 2005 and 2010 before rejoining the company in 2012 as Regional Business Manager for London & South of England. Tristan Sherlock

AO World Chief Operating Officer Steve Caunce has succeeded John Roberts as Chief Executive Officer, accountable for strategy and performance delivery. Roberts transitions to a new role on the Board as Founder, Executive Director. The company said the change in management roles reflects its rapid growth and success and the Board’s succession-planning work since AO floated on the LSE in 2014. Beko has appointed former Electrolux Channel Manager Philip Fletcher as National Sales Manager for its new Small Appliances Division. He will work with distributor EPE to ensure independent retailers have access to the product range (See page 10). Philip Fletcher

SUCCESSFULLY LAUNCHES FLOOR CARE RANGE AT SPRING FAIR. Innovative leader in home appliances Tefal launches its first-ever range of vacuums. RUNNING TIME

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Air Force: The powerful cordless handstick vacuums that feature an illuminated triangular head for optimum visibility in dark corners. Clean & Steam: A 2-in-1 floor care solution that allows homeowners to vacuum and steam at the same time or separately, both forwards and backwards, promising to clean hard floors perfectly and hygienically in half the time. Tefal has appointed EPE to handle exclusive distribution of this new floor care range within Independent retail.

THE WINNERS FROM OUR SPRING FAIR COMPETITION ARE…

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Clean & Steam

• MR ANJUM MOBARIK, LTC DISTRIBUTORS • MRS JOYCE HALL HALL’S, MICA HARDWARE • MRS CLAIRE FOXALL, L.W.FOXALL • MR SHAUN COX, GEOFF HILL LTD

CONGRATULAWITILLONALLS! LUCKY WINNERS ACK RECEIVE A BL AIR FORCE 25V

For more information please contact EPE: 0844 800 8055 | sales@epeinternational.com | www.epeinternational.com

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