Jim Higgins has been promoted to Sales Manager from Area Sales Manager, while Gerry Wood is TG Lynes' new Assistant Sales Manager, moving up from Internal Sales Supervisor.

The promotions are part of a restructuring process at TG Lynes, to continue to enhance communication amongst the eleven-strong sales team.

Higgins has been with TG Lynes for eight years, having started with the plant hire team and on the trade counter.He said: “I am over the moon to achieve this promotion. I’ve been on the road for six years, so I’m really looking forward to being more office-based and having more face-to-face contact with the team.

“TG Lynes have really supported me in my progression, and I’ve completed a number of sales and leadership courses to get where I am today. The company is in a great place and I’m excited about the direction it is going.”

Wood is celebrating his 20th year with the business having progressed from the warehouse through to sales.

He said: “It’s great how TG Lynes supports people to rise through the ranks. It means you end up with people in leadership roles who really understand the business inside out.

“I originally moved to TG Lynes from a stock control job dealing with high-value products so moving into the plumbing and heating industry was very different, but once I got my head around it, I loved it.

“There are plenty of challenges in the industry at the moment, but TG Lynes is renowned for quality and that’s what stands us apart from our competitors.”

Joe Kane, Sales Director, congratulated the pair on their progression, stating: “Jim and Gerry are excellent examples of colleagues who have worked hard, bought into the TG Lynes ethos and have flourished.

“I wish them both well as they embark on the next chapter of their careers, and we look to improve the communication between sales staff in the office and those on the road for the benefit of our customers.”