Branded small domestic appliances distributor EPE Group has appointed Andrew Size as its brand sales manager.
Andrew (pictured) brings experience of the SDA market to Bradford-based EPE Group having previously worked for Spectrum Brands Limited managing the Russell Hobbs and George Foreman brands.
Andrew commented: “I’m delighted to join EPE in this exciting role. The SDA market is growing fast and EPE Group, with its strategy of only stocking branded small domestic appliances and floorcare, is growing at a faster rate. We have grown organically, taking market share from our competitors.”
EPE Group investment and marketing director Harry Singh added: “I’m delighted to welcome Andrew to the team at EPE, which is growing year-on-year. He has a wealth of experience and we are sure that he will use his experience and knowledge as EPE Group drives its strategy of being the UK’s first and only choice for branded SDA.”
EPE Group has also been appointed the exclusive distribution partner for Blendtec in the United Kingdom and Ireland. Blendtec designs and manufactures high-speed commercial and residential blenders.
EPE managing director Noel Pamment said: “I’m delighted to enhance our portfolio with the addition of the Blendtec brand. Blendtec continues to build on its reputation for commercial‐quality power and durability, safety, innovation and cutting‐edge design with visionary new products and partnerships.”
Andrew Size added: “Blendtec reaffirms EPE Group’s market position – we only want to deal with premium brands. There is no place for second-tier brands in the EPE Group portfolio; retailers have a healthy appetite for branded small domestic appliances.
“According to figures from GfK, the market for branded premium small domestic appliances is showing strong growth and it’s important that retailers take their share of this dynamic market.”