Minster has appointed one of the industries key fire protection specialists, Carrie Blackshaw, to the role of Fire Protection Sales Director.

Blackshaw has spent the last 15 years at Rockwool in a variety of roles that saw her become Rockwool UK Fire Protection Manager. Her expertise is vast and extends from product development and fire testing through to navigating the implications of building regulations. 

She is passionate about the development of people in her team and has been actively involved in the design and delivery of fire protection education and training.  

Discussing the appointment, Reece Bailes, Sales Director at Minster, said, “In every area of our business we are dedicated to delivering value-led solutions. This goes far beyond the realms of simply supplying and distributing product and is focussed on complete collaboration with our customers, working as a partner to understand the challenges of each and every unique project to deliver high performing, innovative, sustainable and cost-effective solutions that stand up to requirements.

“Carrie’s appointment is set to take our fire protection offering to an unrivalled level. Her knowledge and experience in this area is vast, having spent the last 15 years at Rockwool, and will undoubtedly enhance the solutions and product proposition we can provide. Carrie will also work closely with our marketing and training and development colleagues to deliver a robust training package, ensuring that the expertise of our teams is inimitable and that our solutions proposition is supported by real, technical knowledge.”

Commenting on her appointment, Blackshaw said: “Coming from a manufacturing background into Minster I’ve had the opportunity to really see the business from a unique perspective.  There’s no question, I am joining the business at a really exciting time and I am really delighted that I am able to work with new colleagues to build on Minster’s reputation as a solutions business.  Our ambition is to offer the best range of products in the market, backed by a first-class service proposition, on-site support and real fire stopping expertise.  This is a fantastic opportunity to work alongside an expert team, all with the same passion and drive to deliver exceptional service, I couldn’t be more excited to get started.”