TG Lynes has welcomed Tony Porter as its new Area Sales Manager while Liam Waller has been appointed Sales Executive.

Porter has worked in the industry for eight years, including most recently two years at Georg Fischer. He will oversee sales in Bedfordshire, Hertfordshire and Buckinghamshire.

He explained: “I had regular dealings with TG Lynes while at Georg Fischer and built up a rapport with some of the team, including Sales Director Joe Kane.

“The job specification and location of the role were ideal for me and I was delighted to join the team.

“TG Lynes has everything under one roof with impressive levels of stock and a reputation for first-class customer service. That was a major pull for me.

“There is a lot of uncertainty in the industry at the moment, and a battle over price, but TG Lynes remains steadfastly committed to service and availability.”

Waller, meanwhile, has been working in trade kitchen sales for 14 years, most recently as Assistant Manager at Howdens. He was impressed with the vision and drive of Sales Manager Jim Higgins and Joe Kane. He said: “I have worked in sales within the trade for a long time, so I am familiar with what customers expect.

“I met with Jim and Joe and was really impressed with their passion for TG Lynes and plans for the future. I am expecting my first child later in the year and it felt like the right time to make the move.

“It’s amazing how many people have been at the business for 10 years or more. It speaks volumes for how they treat their people.

“It is also great to see how TG Lynes has invested in the future with electric vehicles and warehouse automation.”

Joe Kane added: “We are delighted to welcome Tony and Liam to TG Lynes. They both have excellent experience in sales and they will offer industry-leading service to our customers.

“We are pleased continue growth and investment in our team.”