The Kitchen Bathroom Buying Group (KBBG), part of European group Der Kreis, has announced the appointment of Neil Whitaker-Johnson as regional sales manager, Midlands.
He has held positions of national and regional sales manager in various companies including Blanco, Faith Furniture Company, Astracast and The 1810 Company.
Neil Whitaker-Johnson is now tasked with supporting the sales team, maintaining contact with current customers, while establishing and expanding the customer base throughout the Midlands.
Commenting on his new role, Whitaker-Johnson said: “This is a very exciting time in the industry and is a tremendous opportunity.
“I have watched the KBBG develop and grow, delivering substantial benefits for the independent kitchen and bathroom specialist.
“Times are always challenging for business and this is certainly the right time for the independent retailer to come on board.”
Managing director of KBBG Bill Miller added: “Neil joins the company with excellent industry skills, market knowledge and experience.
“Neil’s credentials are vital to meet our ambitious targets and to develop the company to the next level of business growth. We are thrilled to have Neil on board.”
His appointment follows on from the announcement the KBBG now offers consumer finance to its independent kitchen and bathroom retail members.