Andy Thompson: building the rainwater harvesting sector.

Thompson is Kingspan’s merchant man

Published:  10 December, 2009

AYLESBURY: Kingspan Water, supplier of rainwater harvesting equipment to the UK building industry, has appointed Andy Thompson to be its sector development manager for builders' merchants.

The position, a first for Kingspan Water within this sector, has been introduced to support sales growth within merchants in the burgeoning rainwater harvesting market.

Mr Thompson, who has worked with merchants for more than 20 years – and at Kingspan for nearly 19 years - said: "Rainwater harvesting offers huge opportunities for merchants. "My job is to ensure that everyone inside and outside Kingspan Water helps realise that potential.

" In addition to supporting our sales teams, I'll be working with builders and developers who can have a critical influence on decisions made by end-users. Working right across the industry, and supporting merchants at every level will ensure that we succeed in driving this profitable sector.

"I'm also going to manage key merchant accounts in the UK and will be fully responsible for developing business with specific accounts at senior and regional level."

Mr Thompson will additionally be helping merchants to focus on understanding legislation – a key driver in determining the requirements within the market.

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