THE UK’s LEADING importer and distributor of Firestone RubberCover roofing products, Permaroof, has made a strategic appointment to its sales team in line with its ambitious expansion plans – with the firm also looking to fill a further four vacancies due to its continued growth.
Terry O’Hare – who has more than 25 years’ experience in sales, with around 16 years being within the roofline and fenestration industry – has joined Permaroof as regional sales manager, covering the south of England to help cement and further develop the firm’s presence in the region through strong relationships with both merchant stockists and installers.
Tripled its turnover
Permaroof, which has its head office in Alfreton, Derbyshire, has grown rapidly since it started trading as a family business in 1999. Over the past five years, the firm has tripled its turnover organically and, at the start of this year, made its first acquisition, adding the UK’s leading skylight and rooflight supplier, The Skylight Company, to its ranks.
Terry – who previously worked at SIG Building Plastics/General All-Purpose Plastics (GAP) for 10 years, where he specialised in flat roofing – said: “This is an exciting time to be joining Permaroof. The company has big plans for the future and I’m looking forward to being part of those ambitions.
“I pride myself on delivering a high standard of service and offering an individual and tailored customer approach. Sales is a fascinating industry as it’s people-focused, meaning that no two days are the same. The growth opportunities in the south of England are unbelievable and I’m exciting to start raising Permaroof’s profile in this area and showcasing what the firm has to offer to a new customer base.”
Permaroof, which currently employs more than 32 people across the country, is also looking to fill an additional four sales roles for the south east, as well as internal sales positions, by the end of October.
Managing Director Adrian Buttress said: “Terry’s appointment is a statement of our ambition. He knows the sales industry inside out and for him to join us speaks volumes about our success and plans for the future. I’m delighted to welcome Terry to our experienced team as we continue to grow and expand our presence, staff numbers and product offering.”
Earlier this year, Permaroof increased its warehouse space by 22,000 sq ft, allowing it to stock a significant amount of EPDM and giving the firm the capacity for cutting hundreds of sheets per day.
To apply for one of the four vacancies, please send your CV and a cover letter to Sharon Hawkes at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 01773 608839 for more information.