Talasey has appointed Sam Hanks to the role of Director of Strategy & Proposition and Rebecca Hughes as Marketing Director, while Peter O'Loughlin becomes National Sales Manager.

Sam Hanks – a well-known figure in the construction industry – has joined the company in the newly created role of Director of Strategy & Proposition with a remit to conduct a root-and-branch review of the business in order to identify how it can maximise existing opportunities and explore new ways in which it can grow and expand.

Hanks, who was recently named one the BMF and BMN top 100 most influential suppliers, and is also a trustee of construction charity Band of Builders, said that she has charted Talasey’s growth over recent years and the time was right to join the team.

“Talasey continues to go from strength to strength – but there is so much more that it can achieve, and I’m excited by the prospect of taking the business on a journey of growth and expansion,” said Hanks, who brings nearly 20 years of supplier-side experience to the role.

“I’m passionate about developing people and teams – and this will be the key that helps to unlock Talasey’s ability to go to the next level of growth.”

Rebecca Hughes, who is also one of the top 100 supplier influencers, has re-joined the company as Marketing Director. She kept close links with the company when she was in senior marketing roles in the roofing and perimeter security industries and was lured back to lead the marketing drive to grow the business.

“I was proud to be part of the team that oversaw the brand transition of the company to Talasey – that created a strong platform from which the company has grown significantly,” she said. “The prospect of the next phase of growth is a really exciting challenge for our marketing team and one that we are already starting to deliver on.”

Completing the trio is Peter O'Loughlin, who joins as National Sales Manager. He brings more than a decade of experience in sales of landscaping and building products to both independent and national builders' merchant chains.   

He will head up Talasey’s external sales function and will manage its teams of Area Sales Managers and Merchant Support Managers.

He said: “I’ve long been an admirer of Talasey - as their reputation for quality, ethically sourced landscaping products is well known within the industry – so I jumped at the chance to join them.

“The new appointments show that Talasey means business, and I’m looking forward to playing a pivotal role in its growth.”