Crafter's Companion has appointed Ross Brown as its new head of commercial to help drive the company's continuing success. The business saw a sales growth of 38 per cent over 2018, with an export sales growth of 59 per cent over the same period. With 180 employees worldwide, the company continues to go from strength to strength.
“I have known and worked with Ross for a number of years now, so I know he is a perfect fit for our company's ethos,” says company founder Sara Davies. “His ideas and understanding that we place the consumer at the heart of our business, as well as his vast range of experience in the craft sector, means that he is well-placed to share our company's vision. I'm thrilled that he will be joining the company and helping us to continue our growth strategy.”
Ross will relocate to Durham for his new challenge, and brings a vast knowledge of the craft market and years of experience in TV shopping to the role. His key achievements include helping to launch Hochanda TV, establishing it as a major industry player within the space of three years.
“I am extremely excited to be offered the opportunity to join Crafter's Companion. Having worked indirectly with a number of the team, it is a privilege to now be directly part of such a dynamic and successful company,” says Ross. “It is clear that Crafter's Companion cares about the crafting community and helps to drive industry innovation and standards forward in such a positive direction, something I'm looking forward to being part of. My priority is to lead by example and to invest my time and knowledge to develop and support the whole team. My main aim is to ensure we continue to drive the global company forward, and I look forward to working with Sara, Simon and the board.”
Crafter's Companion opened two retail stores in Newton Aycliffe and Chesterfield during 2016 and a further store in Evesham in 2017, complementing its presence online and in thousands of retail stores worldwide. Go to www.crafterscompanion.co.uk for more information.