Leading door panel and composite door manufacturer Hurst Plastics has bolstered its operations with the appointment of Steph Van Heerden within its sales team.
South African born Steph is a well-known and experienced figure in the glazing industry. His recruitment as Regional Business Manager, covering Scotland and the North West, is part of Hurst Plastics’ ambitious growth plans to serve a greater network of customers nationally.
Steph joins Hurst Plastics’ established sales team during an intensive period of investment within the business. The investment programme is enabling Hurst to consistently deliver a superior quality product and high levels of service, whilst extending its geographical reach throughout the UK.
Mark Atkinson, Sales Director at Hurst Plastics, commented: “We are delighted to welcome Steph to Hurst Plastics. He is a highly regarded sales professional and will be a great asset to our team as we strive to secure new business and develop stronger connections with more customers nationally. We value everyone who works for Hurst and we’re pleased to draw high calibre people to the business with attractive benefits and the opportunity for greater career development.”
“Now in our 20th year, we’re incredibly proud to have experienced significant growth in every area of our business over the last 12 months. This is, in no small measure, down to the efforts of our growing sales and customer service teams, who are dedicated to delivering an industry-leading service.
“Recently, we have also made a substantial investment in to new vehicles for our national sales team and our transport department. By delivering more than 95% of our doors on our own fleet, we will be able to maintain our on-time in-full record of above 98.5%. With this boost to the sales team and more investments planned, it’s sure to be another successful year for Hurst!”
Steph said: “Hurst Plastics is one of the industry’s most established composite door and door panel manufacturers and I am really enthusiastic about this role. Hurst has a fantastic product range and a terrific team of people and I’m looking forward to developing more business opportunities in the north for the company. Hurst is the best firm that I have worked for since I moved to the UK from South Africa in 2005 – the company looks after staff, innovates and invests in its products and provides a great level of support, which sets it apart within the industry. I’m genuinely excited to be involved.”