The Door and Hardware Federation has created a new commercial department.

The trade association says that this will improve its training courses following its recent move to a larger office space in Staffordshire with a training academy.

Patrica Sowsbury-Stevens (pictured) has been promoted from Marketing Manager to Commercial Manager, and will oversee the development of the new department with emphasis on speeding up the training course booking process.

She said: “Training remains one of DHF’s biggest growth areas.

“The creation of a new commercial department will enable us to co-ordinate and restructure our training offering to ensure our programmes continue to provide both members and non-members with the support, technical expertise, information and knowledge they need to operate in their chosen sector, successfully and compliantly.

“I am delighted to have been given the opportunity to develop this department, and look forward to a new and exciting chapter in DHF’s continuing expansion.”