Filshill appoints Laurence Ward as regional development manager

JW Filshill has strengthened its KeyStore business support team with the appointment of Laurence Ward as regional development manager for the east and north of Scotland.

Ward (pictured) joins the Glasgow-based wholesaler after 12 years at Batleys, where he was most recently operations manager at Batleys in Newbridge, Edinburgh.

At Filshill, he reports to chief sales & marketing officer Craig Brown, who commented: “I’m absolutely delighted to welcome Laurence to the Filshill family at such an exciting time for our business. His vast sales and operational experience will be an asset to Filshill when we are embarking on the next stage of our own business journey by relocating to our new depot.

“We are ambitious for the future and plan to grown the KeyStore estate by 10% in 2023 on the back of an increase in our operational capacity along with efficiency and productivity improvements. Laurence will play a key role in helping us achieve those ambitions.”

Ward added: “Filshill is such a major player in the sector so I was very aware of the business but I know I will be on a steep learning curve as I meet our customers, encourage new ones to join the Filshill family and embark on this new phase of my career.”

Published Date: March 6, 2023
Category: Wholesale Industry News