Richard Carr joins brand leader Fiskars to lead the company's growth plans as Commercial Director of the UK business.
Richard joins on September 1st after a brief spell at William Sinclair following several years at Hozelock and also Spear & Jackson. He reports to the company's Regional Director for south west Europe, John Grayson.
"We've been industry colleagues for a number of years in differing categories and more recently within the garden and DIY market during Richard's tenure at Hozelock," says Grayson.
"I had an opening in my management team and Richard's knowledge of Fiskars and our recent UK progression presented me with a tremendous opportunity. Combining his experience and reputation in the market with our continued development plans for the UK provides a solution with obvious mutual benefits."
"During the selection process he was the standout candidate, impressing everyone involved and I'm delighted with the conclusion," says Grayson.
Carr adds, "I have respected Fiskars for a long time and watched with admiration how the UK business has thrived in the last few years under John's leadership. It's a great opportunity for me to further develop my career with a global brand leader and within an industry I know so well."
Carr, Grayson and the Fiskars team look forward to meeting both existing and new customer partners at the upcoming GLEE exhibition, NEC Birmingham 14th to 17th September.
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