A huge target growth area for Marco, Belfast-based Gareth has over 20 years’ experience working in the cable management industry, having previously worked with businesses including Schneider and Mita.
Commenting on his new role, Gareth, said, “I’m very comfortable working within this sector and have extensive knowledge of the cable management industry. I have worked with several of the key figures within Marco in years past and am incredibly excited to be making the move.”
Gareth is particularly well known in Northern Ireland where he will adopt a similar role as Area Sales Manager.
He continued, “Marco’s focus remains solely on the cable management sector and I am keen to apply my experience, understanding and contacts to this growing business. This is undoubtedly a refreshing move for me that will allow me to work with a dynamic and growing organisation that are committed to retaining the customer-focused approach where personal contact and relationship-building remains key.”
Marco customers continue to have a sole point of contact in the sales office, developing close and effective working relationships, not only with the external sales team but office based staff who offer support with orders and deliveries.
Gareth added, “For many businesses, as they grow, their approach to customer service can be compromised and representatives of that business become a voice in the ether, operating from large call centres, often based abroad. This really isn’t the case with Marco who are anything but a faceless organisation.”
Gareth has now made the move to Marco and is keen to begin to make an impact.
“The Marco products and brand are known throughout Ireland and the Isle of Man but could certainly be further developed, which is my goal. I have huge belief in the products, their design and quality, supported
by a strong customer service ethos. I’m also impressed with the firm’s plans to continue to invest and develop new products for the future which is incredibly important to a changing market.
“A significant selling benefit will also be the fact that all products are made in the UK. There is a definite trend towards buying within our shores, with people recognising the quality of UK-made products and with wider political changes that could affect the European landscape.
“There’s plenty of benefits to using Marco and I’m looking forward to getting those strong messages out there.”
Jeff Kerridge, Sales Manager at Marco, commented, “We’re really pleased to welcome Gareth. I’m sure he’ll be a huge asset to the firm. His knowledge of the industry coupled with his contacts and understanding of the market in Ireland make him the ideal choice for this position.”