Richard Carr joined housewares supplier Fiskars to lead the company’s growth plans as commercial director of the UK business on September 1.
He will report to the company’s regional director for south west Europe, John Grayson. Richard Carr was formerly at William Sinclair following several years at Hozelock and also Spear & Jackson.
John Grayson said: “We’ve been industry colleagues for a number of years in differing categories and more recently within the garden and DIY market, during Richard’s tenure at Hozelock.
“I had an opening in my management team and Richard’s knowledge of Fiskars and our recent UK progression presented me with a tremendous opportunity. If I could combine his experience and reputation in the market with our continued development plans for the UK, it could provide a solution with obvious mutual benefits.
“During the selection process he was the stand-out candidate, impressing everyone involved, and I’m delighted with the conclusion”
Richard Carr added: “I’ve respected Fiskars for a long time and watched with admiration how the UK business has thrived in the last few years under John’s leadership. It’s a great opportunity for me to further develop my career with a global brand leader and within an industry I know so well”
Richard Carr, John Grayson and the Fiskars team are looking forward to meeting both existing and new customer partners at the upcoming GLEE exhibition, which takes place at the NEC in Birmingham from September 14 to September 17.