Ian Farrand joins CMYUK as Northern Regional Sales Manager

Ian Farrand at CMYUK training and demonstration centre.
Ian Farrand has joined CMYUK as Northern Regional Sales Manager (Materials Division).

Ian Farrand has joined CMYUK as Northern Regional Sales Manager (Materials Division). His  role is the direct result of a restructure within the consumables sales division overseen by Damien Clarke, who was promoted to CMYUK Sales Director (Materials) last September. 

Ian, former Northern Sales Manager at Drytac Europe is a highly experienced print professional with a solid 25-year career. Based in West Yorkshire, he has many well-established and long-standing relationships with digital wide-format PSPs in Scotland and the North of the country.  

“I am very pleased to be joining the CMYUK team for many reasons,” said Ian.  “The amount of traffic that it generates through marketing, the expansion that it has undergone in the last 5 years, the number of seasoned and well-respected  industry staff that work there, and the fact that it has continued to grow and innovate throughout the Pandemic says something about this business. I’m looking forward to introducing CMYUK’s impressive range of eco materials to the many customers I know, and the new ones that will come onboard.”  

Ready to do business

The materials sales restructure also sees CMYUK’s key Accounts Manager Paul Warwick given full responsibility for Southern Regional Sales.  Susie Williamson will continue to focus in her role as Key Account Manager for CMYUK’s newly launched range of specialist digital print-ready fabrics for the fashion and interiors markets. 

Three new internal account executives have been added to the existing order fulfilment infrastructure,  providing additional support to the external team, and further enriching the customer experience.

“In recent months, we have experienced an upsurge in our newly launched eco materials portfolio, and a great deal of interest in our new digital-ready fabrics for fashion and interiors. Ian’s arrival and the restructure of our materials sales division are key elements that will drive us forward into the next phase of growth,” said Damien. 

CMYUK is a market leader in digital prepared textiles and materials for the digital print industry.  Long regarded as an industry pacemaker, it partners with the most advanced global manufacturers to bring innovative eco textiles to market, and offers the widest range of quality materials for all wide and grand-format printing applications. 

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