Hoover Candy Baumatic has appointed Matthew Walker as head of sales for multiples and merchants.
In his new role he will be responsible for maximising the development and growth of all three brands to major national retail accounts.
Walker brings with him 24 years’ experience in the DIY, merchant and grocery channels both in-house and at suppliers, with skills in product development, planning and promotions.
Owain Harrison, UK head of sales and marketing built-in, said: “Because merchant and multiple retailing is diversifying at a rapid rate, we chose to recruit for this senior position from inside the sector. Matt Walker’s skills working in fast-moving, trend-led retail markets fit exactly with our mission for the Hoover, Candy and Baumatic brands.”