19 July 2024, 06:03
By Furniture News Jan 20, 2022

Outdoor furniture manufacturer makes key appointment

Outdoor furniture manufacturer Hartman UK has appointed David Cotgrave (pictured) as its new head of sales. 

David joins the company with a wealth of experience and knowledge. Previously working for a multi-site and diverse confectionary manufacturer, David has experience with multichannel customer management, new business development, as well as the delivery of new product development for seasonal markets. Passionate about customer experience, David is looking forward to working with commercial director Paul Facey in the deliverance of service levels and future NPD.

David comments: “I am delighted to be part of the Hartman UK operation and am very much looking forward to working with Paul and the wider team in this exciting industry. 

"Our gardens and outdoor living areas have become more important to us over the last few years – they provide a great space for us to enjoy more time with family and friends, and it thrills us that Hartman are a part of that experience.

"We are facing some challenges with global supply chain, in particular sea freight. But, as a team, we are are working tirelessly to resolve the issues. It is our priority to try and minimise any impact on our customers whilst still being focused on our goals for 2022.”

The manufacturer recently moved to a new UK headquarters in Telford, growing and centralising its warehousing and logistics, reducing carbon emissions and increasing business efficiencies. The new premises offer more office space as well as a showroom and marketing suite where its 2023 collection will be showcased.

Paul Facey adds: “It is a very exciting year ahead for us here at Hartman, but it does not come without its challenges. The employment of David, as well as all the other appointments throughout the year, offers fantastic opportunities, and I look forward to working towards our collective goals together.”

Increasing its headcount by over 40%, Hartman has invested in personnel across all areas of the business, including marketing, customer services, supply chain, accounts and the warehouse.

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