Thanks to the ongoing substantial growth and increased focus on its flourishing housewares division, RKW Ltd has appointed four new members to aid its continued expansion.
Over the last three years, RKW’s housewares brands have seen significant growth, and over the next twelve months, the firm sees it entering new categories as part of its vision to become an all-encompassing supplier for the home.
The first of the new team members is Rebecca Stewart, who joins RKW as Area Sales Manager for the South, bringing over 16 years sales experience within housewares, 14 of which were spent at Kitchen Craft. Rebecca also spent one year outside the industry at Senior National Account level, so has knowledge of retail at every level. Her extensive knowledge of the housewares industry and independent high street business will be invaluable.
Rachel Daniels joins the team as Housewares Product Manager, a newly created role designed to help grow this sector of the business. Rachel worked for Portmeirion Group for 15 years, so brings a wealth of knowledge in the tabletop industry, having worked on high profile global brands such as Spode, Royal Worcester and Portmeirion.
Darren Nickolls has joined RKW as Category Controller to take responsibility of some major accounts, as well as help support the growth of current housewares proposition and aid the Area Sales Managers to grow its independent customer base. Darren has over 20 years housewares experience across all sales channels.
Vinny Ibrams joins RKW as Area Sales Manager for the North. He is tasked with continuing the growth seen in the Housewares division. Vinny has joined RKW from Kitchen Craft, where he gained valuable experience working in the independent sector. He also spent time in the National Accounts team over a period of 8 years.