Furniture fittings manufacturer Blum has appointed Jodie Mack and Nathan Sydney as product support advisors to help trade partners and customers.
Jodie Mack started her career teaching sport at a school in Cambridge and this was followed by sales jobs in the catering industry.
With time on her hands in lockdown, she developed a hobby and passion for upcycling furniture and enjoyed the technical challenges involved.
Speaking about her new role, Jodie Mack commented: “As a hands-on person, the technical role appealed to me.
“I had no experience in the kitchen industry, so the role also gave me the challenge of pushing myself and widening my skill set and knowledge in a completely new industry.
“The role offers a huge variety from day-to-day which is great. Blum is a wonderful company to work with – my team is so supportive, and Blum is providing me with the stepping stones to become the best I can.”
Nathan Sydney has worked in various customer service roles over the past 13-14 years, from PC World to PortAKabin.
He commented on his appointment at Blum:“I have always enjoyed practical work and believe I have a strong technical mind.
“The job opportunity at Blum allowed me to make use of my extensive customer service experience but also allowed me to utilise and develop my practical skills.
“I am part of the technical team offering advice and technical services to our customer and partners.
“My focus going forward with be assembly devices so I will be working more with our machines, learning about them and doing service and commissioning work.
“I am now part of the warehouse maintenance team and will be servicing our warehouse crane system.”
Blum reported an “above average” growth of 24.7% for the 2020/21 financial year, with a turnover of €2,376million and has invested €259million in production worldwide.