Wren Kitchens, the UK’s largest kitchen retailer, has appointed Damian Sheridan as head of contract sales to drive Wren’s entry into the contracts market. The company says that this is a new role and supports its ambitions to become a significant supplier to the contracts sector. Sheridan joins with a wealth of experience and knowledge, having spent over 25 years in the contract kitchen market and has held sales director roles in the industry for the last 15 years.
Commenting on his appointment, Damian said: "Wren’s entry into the contract market is hugely exciting. The sheer scale, reputation and capability of the business is more than impressive, and the sustainable but significant growth that Wren has realised on the retail side demonstrates we have the infrastructure and scope to become a serious contender in the contracts space. The quality and affordability of the products, the passion, foresight and capabilities of the Wren people, supported by best-in-class lead times and award winning inhouse delivery processes, means that the Wren offering will be as irresistible to the developer and housebuilder customers as it is to the retail customer."
Raf Klimek, manufacturing and logistics director at Wren, added: “We’re really excited to bring Damian on board. Entering the developer and house builder market is a great opportunity for customers and ourselves. Damian brings significant experience and understanding of the industry that will drive our continued success into this sector. To ensure we do not fall short of our market leading reputation for service excellence, we are expanding our Contract Team with industry specialists who bring with them years of wide-ranging sector specific knowledge and experience. They will be working closely with and supporting our contract customers throughout the process, whilst upholding the levels of service and efficiency that we have become known for across the kitchen industry."
Launched in 2009, Wren Kitchens is a family business that employs over 7,200 people. Operating from purpose-built manufacturing facilities in the East of England, it produces and delivers over 130,000 kitchens a year in the UK alone and has recently expanded its product range to include luxury fitted bedrooms. To accommodate continued growth, the introduction of bedrooms and more recently its commitment to the contracts sector, Wren has invested more than £200m in a brand new, state-of-the-art, 1.3m sq ft production facility, which was fully operational early 2023.