Trade Fabrication Systems (TFS) has appointed James Bishop as UK Sales Manager.

Bishop has spent over two decades as Regional Sales Manager for leading timber panel manufacturers, such as Egger and Kronospan. In his new role, he will be supporting the delivery of TFS’ UK wide sales strategy.

His knowledge of the supply chain will be paramount in supporting industry partners to understand the benefits of utilising an offsite processing partner.

Commenting on his new role, Bishop said: “Having worked within the manufacturing sector for many years, I have always been committed to driving sales that add value to the end user.

“Within this role, using my experience of working with distribution and end users, I will be supporting both builders’ merchants and housebuilders to understand the performance and commercial benefits of working in partnership with an offsite processing partner.

“As well as this, I will be conducting important market intelligence to ensure our service offering is helping the industry in the best way possible.”

Following the recent installion of a new machine that precision-cuts door blanks prior to pre-finishing, TFS now has the ability to act as a one-stop-shop for housebuilders and builders’ merchants. Part of Bishop's role will be to educate the market on TFS’ new processing capabilities.

Howard Morris, TFS Managing Director, concluded: “We are incredibly pleased to welcome James to TFS. His wealth of knowledge and experience will prove invaluable as we move onto our next stage as a business. For the last 21 years we have been working tirelessly to meet and exceed client expectations and believe that we now have the skills, knowledge and expertise in-house to continue to deliver leading processing partnerships to the UK construction industry.”