F & P bolsters building and plumbing expertise with new category manager

Published:  13 November, 2016

F & P, Primaflow & Connections has appointed Gary Shields as its new category manager for bathrooms and fires.

Mr Shields joins F & P with nearly 10 years’ experience in the trade sector and over 10 years’ in the retail sector, having previously worked as a buying manager for Homebase and as a bathrooms category manager in the plumbing industry.

Andy Raine, commercial director at F & P, Primaflow & Connections says Mr Shields will work closely with suppliers and supply teams to develop F & P’s bathroom and fire range.

He said: “With his background in the trade and retail industry, and his experience in working with international clients, Mr Shields brings valuable experience to the sector and will be integral in driving our business development projects.”

“I am excited for the opportunity to grow my experience in the trade industry with F & P,” said Mr Shields. “I believe we have an excellent range of bathroom products, and I know I’m joining a really strong team with a great deal of industry experience. I’m looking forward to working with them to expand business within the bathroom and fires sectors.”

Picture caption: Gary Shields has been appointed as category manager for bathrooms and fires at F & P, Primaflow & Connections.

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