Matt Palmer joins The Consortium as Sales Director from Findel Education, bringing with him a wealth of relevant sales experience not only from his role at Findel, but also from 5 years spent with specialist Distribution company Premier Farnell. In his new role at The Consortium, Matt will be developing a sales strategy with effective account management at its heart. He will ensure that The Consortium’s ever more extensive range of products and services is appropriately presented to its customers.
John Kershaw, moves from Head of Category Management at The Consortium to take on the role of Marketing and Merchandising Director. With extensive senior management experience, he will be overseeing the company’s buying and marketing strategies, including the ongoing development of their catalogue and web channels.
The Consortium’s tried and trusted Buying Made Easy formula depends on effective sales and marketing strategies which respond to changing customer needs. These appointments will ensure the continuous development of the formula, allowing the business to secure further market share growth from its key Education, Care & Early Years markets.
Melanie Teal, Chief Executive at The Consortium comments “I’m delighted to welcome our new directors! 2011 was a very successful and exciting year for us and I’m confident both Matt and John will help us grow and maximise our opportunities in 2012 and beyond.”
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The Consortium has been serving organisations and businesses delivering public services for over 40 years. It currently works with over 25,000 customers from the education, early years and care sectors providing them with all the supplies and services they need to operate on a daily basis.
As a customer led business, The Consortium brings together a wide range of disparate products, presents them in an easy to access way and delivers a first class service. This is the essence of their Buying Made Easy formula which is so popular with customers.
The Consortium is committed to working ethically with customers, suppliers and employees; plays an active role in the United Nations Global Compact Initiative; and reduces its impact on the environment at every level, from product sourcing to internal business practices.