Fliptastic targets North and Midlands with expanded sales team

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LEADING supplier to the builders’ merchants industry, racking specialist Filplastic Ltd, has bolstered its sales team with a host of new appointments
(L-R) Gary Winter, business development manager for Yorkshire and Humber and the east midlands; Paul Taylor, managing director, and; Tony Corrigan, business development manager for north west and north-west midlands.

LEADING supplier to the builders’ merchants industry, racking specialist Filplastic Ltd, has bolstered its sales team with a host of new appointments.

The Yorkshire-based company is targeting potential clients in the north and midlands by recruiting business development managers Gary Winter and Tony Corrigan.

To support the new recruits, Filplastic has also taken on sales assistants Georgie Tooke and Karen Feasby who will work from the company’s head office in Eastrington, East Yorkshire.
Sarah Costello joins the accounts team and is also based at Filplastic’s head office.

Mr Corrigan brings more than 30 years’ experience of the materials handling sector to the company, having worked for some the industry’s biggest names.

He also spent six years as a self-employed consultant, supplying process management software to the warehousing and logistics industry.

Hailing from Cheshire, his patch covers the North West and north-west midlands including Lancashire, North Wales, south to Stafford and east to the Pennines.

Mr Corrigan said:

Filplastic is very focused on the customers’ requirements and needs no matter what the size of company or the size and value of any enquiry or project. The emphasis is finding the right solutions for the customer’s needs, and in my experience that leads to much more satisfactory outcomes.

Gary Winter, who lives in North Lincolnshire, started his career in the racking industry 30 years ago but moved on to work in commercial interiors supplying steel partitioning and mezzanine flooring.

His patch encompasses Yorkshire and the Humber and down into the East Midlands as far as Nottingham and Derby.

Mr Winter said he has come ‘full circle’ working with Filplastic, back into the racking industry where it had all began.

He said:

Although the industry has changed a bit since I started, I have a significant number of contacts which are still very relevant.

The amount of companies and organisations that need racking is huge, from the more obvious examples such as builders’ merchants and distribution centres to universities and local authorities, so the potential for growth for Filplastic is huge. I am really excited to be a part of that.

Paul Taylor, managing director of Filplastic, welcomed the new recruits to the team:

Tony and Gary are key appointments for us who will push the Filplastic brand in the north and the midlands.

With the support from Georgie, Karen and Sarah we are in great shape to capitalise on an upturn in construction and retail industries, which ultimately drive demand for our products.