News: Building the sales expertise at Hargreaves Drainage

17 January 2018

After recruiting Gary Zumeris and Ki Beard as Technical Sales Managers for London and the South West respectively, Hargreaves Drainage has built more specialist expertise into it's workforce with the recruitment of Gary Clark, Technical Sales Manager and Alistair Griffiths, Technical Sales Support.

Gary Clark has nearly 30 years industry experience working in Scotland on above and below ground drainage, compression fittings and with civil engineering and utilities companies on major pipeline infrastructure projects.

Gary Clark – Technical Sales Manager, Scotland, North East and Carlisle

He has developed his expertise across the major sectors in construction working with contractors, consultants, architects and merchants. Gary will manage Scotland, the North East and Carlisle on behalf of Hargreaves. His main aim is to deliver quality, value and service and be a key partner in the supply chain to help build robust working relationships.

Alistair Griffiths has built his expertise and knowledge in Public Health engineering over 10 years. His experience covers technical and application engineering; 2D, 3D and Revit BIM modelling, 3D Printing, building sanitary and rainwater designs, product development, take offs, quoting, project management skills and working with customers on and off site.

Alistair Griffiths – Technical Sales Support

Alistair will be working closely with our internal technical team as well as our external technical sales managers. His main aim is to support both sales and technical departments in providing customers with expert advice and support, accurate information and quotes and, where necessary, site visits.

They join an established and successful team headed up by Tom Farrant, Hargreaves Foundry Drainage National Sales Manager. Craig Finch is the Technical Sales Manager for the Midlands and Barry Phyllis is the Technical Sales Manage for the South East. The venerable Clive Gambrell is the Business Development Manager. This is the team that over recent years has helped build Hargreaves’ reputation for expertise, service and reliability in the market place.

Tom Farrant said “Hargreaves Foundry Drainage has ambitious plans for growth and a clear vision of what we have to do meet the needs of our markets. To help meet this vision we have built our sales team to deliver better geographical coverage, increased knowledge and experience and better technical support. The sales team is organised on a regional basis to provide continuity for our customers. Our offer is a comprehensive range, backed up with technical expertise and sales support and our proven track record for service and delivery.”

Back row standing l- r; Ki Beard, Craig Finch, David Hinchliffe (Sales Support Manager), Alistair Grffiths, Gary Clark, Gary Zumeris.
Front row seated; Clive Gambrell, Tom Farrant, Barry Phillis

With this new team in place and the benefit of experienced internal sales and technical support, Hargreaves Foundry Drainage is ready to meet new challenges in the construction market. In addition to our Premier range of traditional cast iron rainwater and soil drainage, we offer the Halifax range, a fully compliant BS EN 877, BBA certified, mechanically jointed, above and below ground soil and drain system. Also Traditional Express, a cast iron push fit system for above ground soil drainage and Mech 416, a mechanically jointed cast iron above ground soil system.