Security specialist Yale has strengthened its trade division with the appointment of four new salespeople.

Jonathan Earl joins the trade team covering the south of London and south east region from Häfele. In addition, Duncan Reid will be covering North London and East Anglia. Mr Reid gained experience with Stanley and Black & Decker, where he worked closely with merchants and contract groups.

Yale has also welcomed back two familiar faces to the team with the appointment of graduates Jade Dudley and Chris Simmons as sales executives. Both are returning to Yale after completing undergraduate placement years at the company.

Ms Dudley will be covering East Midlands and Lincolnshire, further developing the trade customer base in these areas, while Mr Simmons will be developing the M1 corridor down to the M25, focusing on locksmiths, builders’ merchants and independent retail customers.

Mark Efford, Yale’s head of trade, said: “This latest round of appointments sees our trade team go from strength to strength, increasing support for our customers and helping them benefit from opportunities in the home security sector.”