Caesarstone has appointed two new members to its UK sales team with strong backgrounds in the kitchen and bathroom retail industry.
Hazel Blake (pictured left) and Holly Barns (pictured right) will be responsible for kitchen and bathroom specialists and stone fabricators in the South East and Scotland, respectively.
Amir Reske, managing director for Caesarstone UK said: “We are delighted to welcome Hazel Blake and Holly Barns to the Caesarstone team. We now work with a network of more than 3,000 retailers, showrooms and fabricators in the UK, so it’s key that we have sales colleagues who understand the challenges and rewards of running an independent showroom in the ‘kb’ sector, allowing us to deliver the best possible service. Continuing to invest in our sales team and expand on a regional level is a top priority for Caesarstone.”
Blake will look after fabricators and kitchen and bathroom specialist retailers in the South East. With a decade of experience working for premium appliance brand Miele as a sales trainer, and later as a business development manager, Hazel has a thorough understanding of retailers’ needs. During her time at Miele she was awarded ‘Sales Person of the Year’ for delivering impressive growth.
With more than 17 years’ experience in the kbb retail industry, including almost a decade at JT Ellis as an Area Sales Manager, Barnes brings exceptional sector insight to Caesarstone. Holly will be responsible for fabricators and kitchen and bathroom retailers in Scotland. With a keen eye for interior design trends and retail showroom presentation, Holly will nurture retail and design customers by offering her expertise as added value.