The company, which manufactures stainless steel products, has hired Robin Payne to cover key growth areas across the country.

Payne has spent the last seven years selling in the cycling industry, but has also been a professional musician for 35 years. He will be reporting to Gary West, Head of Sales at Pland Stainless.

Payne said: “I’m really enjoying working for such a caring company. Pland has a fantastic heritage and is highly respected in the market place. They make great products here in the UK and they are often better and more cost effective than competitors. I’m enjoying spreading that word and seeing the delight from customers when we exceed their expectations.”