FootJoy has added staff to its UK sales and marketing department. Glyn Evans, previously FJ field sales manager, UK South and Ireland, will assume the newly-created position of FJ Key Groups and Irish field sales manager. With a significant percentage of FJ’s UK and Ireland business being generated by buying or management groups, this is a critical area for the brand. Evans’ appointment will assure appropriate resource is dedicated to nurturing relationships with these groups and centre on providing effective retail solutions.
Gordon Browne succeeds Evans as FJ field sales manager, UK South, following many successful years growing business in the southwest of England as an area sales manager. Browne’s strategic vision and contributions to the company make this a natural progression, with a combined focus on sales territory responsibilities and the requirements of the field sales manager role, including product forecasting, business and strategic planning, as well as the management of area sales managers.
Three full-time fitting and sales representative roles have also been created. James Bradford, Lewis Mackle and Sam Allen will provide support to FJ partners with the Shoe-Fitting campaign. Each appointment will play an important role in an ambitious 2015 FJ growth programme, following a year where the brand claims an increase in market shares and average selling prices (ASP).
Richard Fryer, FJ sales and marketing director stated, “It is no secret that FJ continues to go from strength-to-strength as the retailer places more trust in the brand, and our recent appointments highlight our reciprocal commitment in supporting their businesses and, ultimately, allowing more consumers to benefit from our market-leading product.” More at: www.FootJoy.co.uk