IVYBRIDGE: Oil boiler specialists Firebird has appointed Graham Hardy as its new southern regional sales manager.

He brings extensive experience in the plumbing and heating sector and has spent the last four years working on building relationships with plumbing and heating companies, installers, architects and property developers.

Married with four children, Mr Hardy was a semi-professional darts player in the 1990’s playing regularly for Hampshire and reaching the last 32 in the Winmau World Masters event.