Part of the Ideal Standard group, Sottini has bolstered its retail team with the appointment of two regional sales managers.
Matt Bell joins the company as retail sales manager for the North of the UK and has worked for more than two decades with leading bathroom brands and retail businesses.
Prior to joining Sottini, he has worked in sales positions for Villeroy & Boch, Grohe and Aqualisa.
Before that, he spent his time as a bathroom designer at plumbing merchant Michael Pavis.
In addition, Gary Major has joined the business as retail sales manager for South of the UK.
He has worked at Heritage Bathrooms as commercial manager, helping establish the brand and also within retail having owned and operated his own bathroom and kitchen showroom for 10 years.
Prior to this, Major worked with UK Bathroom Warehouse.
Their remit will be to deliver Sottini’s retail strategy of providing independent businesses with market leading levels of support.
At the forefront of this, will be a renewed focus on promoting Sottini’s Fusaro and Ellero ranges.
Matt Bell commented on his appointment: “This is a highly exciting time to be joining Sottini. We have a brand-new proposition for the UK market which meets all the needs and desires of independent retailers at its core, as well as returning a very competitive level of return.
“We have a product portfolio which is continually growing in size and strength and will of course be introducing new lines over the coming months.”
Gary Major added: “I am delighted to join Sottini on what is the next phase of its evolution. We are positioning the brand to become a leader within the retailer showroom sector.
“All the members of our team are focused on delivering a highly saleable product range with an overall business proposition that offers our retail partners a profitable, progressive and sustainable package.
” We are at the beginning of an exciting journey with Sottini with constant product innovations as well as new and renewed relationships. I am looking forward to playing my part in helping both Sottini & our retailers.”
Channel director at Sottini Adam Evans said: “We are thrilled to announce the appointment of both Gary and Matt and welcome them to the Sottini team.
“They bring with them a wealth of commercial and strategic experience and will provide our retail partners with the best possible service.”
Sottini’s latest products will be showcased at Ideal Standard’s new £1 million showroom in Clerkenwell, London.