In order to provide additional support for its ever-growing customer base, Liniar is delighted to announce that Terry Grant has joined the sales team – and after six months of gardening leave he’s “chomping at the bit” to get started.
With almost a quarter of a century of industry experience under his belt and a well-known face in the trade, Terry brings with him a wealth of know-how as he reunites with several of his former colleagues.
Terry began his inauguration in the industry in 1992, working at Regency Plastics for two years before moving on to KB Sterling for a further two years, and then spending four years with Diplomat before joining Eurocell in 1999. He spent 16 years there before leaving his role as Regional Manager in the South last June.
“I’ve been thinking about taking on a new challenge for some time now and the opportunity to join Liniar was just too good to refuse,” Terry explained.
“The message coming through from the customer base has pointed to a desire for product innovation to meet the requirements of movement and development in the market place. You only have to walk around the showroom at Liniar to see that philosophy of innovation is behind everything that they do.
“I was attracted by the fresh opportunity of working with a successful and profitable company,” continues Terry. “I already had great relationships with several of Liniar’s sales directors, Howard, Martin and Ken, after working alongside them at Eurocell. And, of course, it will be great to be working with Roger again.”
Terry took six months of gardening leave due to the terms of his contract with Eurocell, which also prevents him from contacting any of his old customers until July this year. So what has he been doing to keep himself occupied during his enforced break?
“Well, my garden is now immaculate! Seriously though, it’s been quite nice to have a break. I’ve managed to get around to finishing off plenty of long overdue jobs around the house and garden.
“But as well as DIY, I’ve had time to get my clubs out and enjoy a few rounds of golf, go on a couple of lovely holidays and see some of my four grandchildren in their nativity plays over Christmas – something I was never able to do with my own children unfortunately.”
So, has Terry become accustomed to being a ‘man of leisure’? Apparently not.
“As much as I’ve enjoyed a rest, I’m chomping at the bit to get back to work! I’m looking forward to introducing myself to all of my new customers and developing relationships with them. “I’m passionate about helping to develop the businesses that I work with. My job isn’t just about selling, it’s about offering customer support and a quality service.”
Terry will be on the Liniar stand at the FIT Show in April for anyone who would like to come along and say hello.