New branch manager appointed to Ridgeons CRS Wholesale
Published:  08 July, 2011

CAMBRIDGE: Ridgeons has announced the appointment of Stephen Batterbee, as the new branch manager of its specialist wholesale bathroom division, CRS Wholesale.

Based at Ridgeons’ Cromwell Road branch in Cambridge, Mr Batterbee brings a wealth of experience and knowledge to his role, having worked in the industry for over 20 years.  Mr Batterbee will be responsible for all aspects of the division from monitoring sales and profit, to securing commercial projects, identifying new products and improving logistics.

In his new role, Mr Batterbee will work with the team to grow the existing bathroom, heating and plumbing product portfolio, partnering with customers to offer a greater range of quality products and promotions.  An integral part of Stephen’s role will be visiting customers to gain a better understanding of the products that they require, in order to provide more choice.

Ridgeons’ managing director, Angela Rushforth, commented: ″It is great to welcome Stephen to the company and I wish him every success in his role.  Stephen’s invaluable knowledge of the industry will benefit the Group in growing its position within wholesale distribution, while importantly continuing to provide the highest levels of customer service."

Commenting on his appointment Mr Batterbee added: ″Ridgeons’ reputation within the industry is second to none, and I am delighted to be given the opportunity to be part of a company which has a strong heritage and reputation for developing relationships with customers and developing its staff.  I look forward to working with the team at CRS Wholesale to help grow the Ridgeons’ offer across a variety of new customers."

Mr Batterbee’s industry experience and knowledge has been gained working in similar positions for Plumb Center, part of the Wolseley Group.

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