The Door and Hardware Federation’s new Commercial Assistant says it is her “dream role”.

Jaspreet Thiara will support the marketing department, particularly Patricia Sowsbery-Stevens, who was confirmed as the organisation’s Commercial Manager in September.

Thiara will be responsible for undertaking marketing administrative duties and managing the DHF’s website and growing social media presence. Her previous roles have included Social Media Manager at fashion brand Forever Devine and marketing agency SEM Consultants and as Website Administrator/Marketing Assistant at Cousins Furniture.

The creation of a new Commercial Department just last month has highlighted the DHF’S continuing growth, especially its training offering. In September, DHF moved its head office premises to Shuttington Fields Farm, a larger office space with a new training academy.

Thiara said: “I was very excited to learn I had secured the position at DHF and believe I can assist the development of the organisation.

“It really is my dream role and I was so happy when they offered it to me. I look forward to contributing my skills, working hard with the team and helping DHF in continuing to add value for its members.”

Sowsbery-Stevens said: “We heartily welcome Jaspreet to DHF and look forward to benefiting from her digital marketing experience.

“2018 has been an outstanding year for DHF across every extent of the organisation and I know that, with Jaspreet’s assistance, we will continue to grow successfully and maintain our position as the UK’s foremost trade association in the areas that we serve.”