Philip James steps up to role of director of sales, while Ian Rice becomes national account manager.

Plum Products eyes expansion with sales exec promotions

Plum Products is embracing expansion with the promotion of two sales executives.

The active play specialist has promoted Philip James (top left) to the role of director of sales, while Ian Rice (top right) steps up to the position of national account manager.

James boasts considerable experience of working with the firm’s major retailers, gained over the five years he has been with the company.

In his new role, James takes on responsibility for all Plum sales covering both the UK and the company’s developing international markets.

Promoted from his previous role as national account controller, James takes over from Jon Tilley, who has left to pursue new challenges in the baby and nursery sector.

Heading national accounts, Rice will now take on responsibility to drive sales to a portfolio of major Plum UK customers.

Peter Balcome, MD at Plum Products, said: “Philip thoroughly deserves this appointment and I would like to wish him every success in his new role.

“I would also like to congratulate Ian who has been with Plum for three years, during which time he has generated some strong sales for the company.

“I would also record my thanks to Jon for his considerable contribution to Plum’s sales efforts and to wish him all the best in his future career,”

James added: “I am delighted to be taking on such a great role at what is a very exciting time for the business. After all the feedback from the various trade shows, 2014 promises to be a fantastic year for Plum, both from a UK and international perspective.”

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