Joining from Kit for Kids where he was Business Development Manager, Justin has held several senior positions within the Education sector including Business Development Manager at Kent County Supplies and Sales Director at GLS Educational Supplies Ltd, now part of Findel.
In addition to his experience in the Education sector, Justin also has considerable experience on the supplier side managing accounts such as Amazon, Tesco, Next and John Lewis.
For the next three months, Justin will be working alongside Graham Harrison, STAEDTLER’s Business Manager, who retires in December after almost 19 years with the company, to ensure a smooth and seamless handover.
Commenting on his new role at STAEDTLER, Justin said “I’m delighted to be joining such a prestigious company at this exciting time. I look forward to working with all our customers to grow the business to our mutual benefit.”
Alexandra, a graduate of Swansea University, has a BSc in Psychology and an MA in Communications, Media Practice and Public Relations.
Having worked in a number of marketing and PR roles, Alexandra joins from a Cardiff based PR agency where she worked across a range of national and international B2B and B2C client accounts in sectors including manufacturing, retail, construction, hospitality and travel.
As a result of her work on a number of PR accounts and exciting campaigns, Alexandra was shortlisted for the Young Communicator of the Year in the 2018 CIPR PRide Awards Wales.
In her new role with STAEDTLER, Alexandra will be responsible for supporting the trade and commercial channels, working with customers across the UK, and contributing to the wider marketing strategy.
Commenting on her appointment, Alexandra said “I am thrilled to be joining STAEDTLER, especially at such an exciting time in the business. Having worked on PR and marketing campaigns in a range of different industries, I am looking forward to applying my knowledge and experience to support the continued growth of STAEDTLER in the UK.”
STAEDTLER is one of the oldest industrial companies in Germany and ranks among the world’s leading manufacturers and suppliers of writing, colouring, drawing and creative products. An international company, with its Headquarters in Germany and a high export quota, STAEDTLER has 2,100 employees worldwide, more than 1,200 of them in Germany alone. The long-established company attaches great importance to the origins of its products and manufactures almost three-quarter of its articles in Germany. This makes STAEDTLER the largest manufacturer of wood-cased pencils, OHP pens, erasers, mechanical pencil leads and modelling clays in Europe and proud of its long tradition of manufacturing ‘Made in Germany’ products. www.staedtler.com