Hansgrohe has announced two key appointments: Mandip Shanker has joined the marketing team as brand manager and Simon Gibbins is the latest recruit to join the project team as sales manager.

New faces to Hansgrohe, but not to the bathroom industry, both Ms Shanker and Mr Gibbins are well-known within their relevant fields of expertise.

Martin Mongan, managing director, said: “We are delighted to have secured the signings of Mandip and Simon who bring a wealth of industry knowledge and experience, which will strengthen our marketing and project teams respectively, and further supports our desire to recruit high quality, talented personnel to Hansgrohe.”

Ms Shanker has a proven track record spanning over 10 years as a marketing professional, working in key B2B and B2C marketing roles across finance, leisure, arts and culture and as marketing communications manager at Grohe. She said: “Hansgrohe is an amazing brand and I look forward to helping the brand grow and strengthen its position further in the UK market.”

Mr Gibbins joins Hansgrohe with 22 years' sales experience in the bathroom and building industry. His various roles for plumbers’ merchants and manufacturers has allowed him to develop an in-depth knowledge of the specification process and the needs of the various players whether merchant, installer, retailer, contractor, architect or designer.

He said: “Having worked for premium bathroom brands, there are very few companies that I would consider moving to, but Hansgrohe is an all-round first class brand. Not only is it fantastic in terms of product design and quality, but also customer service and I really look forward to continuing that tradition and delivering excellent customer service to all my accounts.”

Mr Gibbins will be responsible for an area spanning from North London up as far as the East Midlands.