Craven Dunnill appoints new commercial director

Ceramic tile manufacturer Craven Dunnill has added to its board of directors following the appointment of a new commercial director, Mark Birch.

The company said that Birch’s appointment, in addition to the recent opening of a new showroom and design hub for the brand, represents its desire to grow the company’s retail efforts.

In the newly created role, Birch will be responsible for commercial sales functions across the all divisions of Craven Dunnill, including distribution, retail, housebuilders, specification, and manufacturing.

Birch previously worked for several years as sales director at Ceramic Tile Distributors (CTD), where he was responsible for delivering significant sales and margin growth across the business’s main customer segments.

Speaking of his appointment Simon Howells, managing director Craven Dunnill said: “We are delighted to welcome Mark to the team. Craven Dunnill has a long-held passion for quality in its service and its products, and with Mark’s extensive experience in the industry, he is the perfect fit for the role. I look forward to working closely with Mark as he leads our commercial team and sales strategies going forward.”

Commenting on his new role, Birch added: “I am thrilled to join the Craven Dunnill team. As the UK’s longest-operating tile manufacturer and supplier, it has a heritage and proposition like no other, and I am looking forward to building on these solid foundations to drive the business forward in line with its growth strategies.”

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