Former showrooms director of Jewson Jon Thelwell has joined kitchen, bathroom, bedroom retailer and merchant service provider Acres Consultancy.
He will enhance the company’s expertise in the merchant sector in his role as recruitment and business consultant.
With 20 years’ experience within the KBB and builders’ merchant sectors, Jon Thelwell started his career with Harcros, before working with Magnet, Moores Furniture Group, Crestwood Fittings, Jewson and Knauf.
Thelwell currently offers consultancy services focusing on commercial strategy development for merchant and SME retailers, as managing director of KBB Diagnostic.
He is also a member of the advisory board of the British Institute of KBB Installation, responsible for developing the organisation’s commercial strategy.
Principal director at Acres Consultancy, Simon Acres said: “Jon is passionate about the industry and has been employed by some of the sector’s leading players.
“He has initiated and led change in each organisation, creating new business opportunities, strengthening customer relationships and sharing market knowledge.
“He is a valuable addition to our expanding team of experienced industry professionals that will help us service our growing, diverse and high profile client base.”
Acres Consultancy provides recruitment, accredited sales training, media marketing, end-to-end website development and business consultancy services for the kitchen and bathroom industries.
It has recently expanded its recruitment team with the appointment of Aidan Cowell and has appointed Graham Jackson as business improvement consultant and industry veteran Ray Isted as a training, marketing and recruitment consultant.