Franke announces two internal promotions

Franke UK has announced two internal promotions strengthening the leadership and structure of its UK sales team.

Jo Rawstron is the new sales and marketing director and Chris Gallagher is the new sales director for projects and key accounts.

Rawstron will be responsible for all kitchen studio related sales, together with marketing and customer service for the Franke, Carron Phoenix and KWC brands in the UK. Rawstron joined Franke in 2012 with extensive experience of the kitchen industry from previous roles in sales, distribution and marketing for Kitchen Studios and Wolseley UK.

Gallagher will be responsible for project and key account sales of the Franke, Carron Phoenix and KWC brands in the UK. Gallagher joined Franke in January 2013 from Newell Brands, where he worked in a variety of sales roles across both their consumer and commercial businesses. Both roles will report directly to Neil Clark, UK managing director.

Jo Rawstron comments on her new position: “Moving into 2020, with the recent changes in our distribution network, I’ll be continuing to support our loyal kitchen retail customer base. With KBB around the corner, I’m excited to meet as many customers as possible and share our new and innovative product portfolio including sinks, taps, cookers hoods, instant boiling water and waste management across our three brands.”

Chris Gallagher adds: “I’m really looking forward to building on the great partnerships we already have within our existing trade partners and, alongside the rest of my sales team, capitalising on the right opportunities for our brands going forward.”

Neil Clark, UK managing director comments: “Both Jo and Chris are experienced members of our management team. Their new appointments show Franke’s commitment to promoting from within and will strengthen our focus on key customer groups.”

Further information is available from Franke: 0161 436 6280 or

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