Movers: Andrew rises through ranks to take on top floor role at regional retailer
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A salesman who started out on the ground floor at regional furnishings retailer Glasswells is celebrating a promotion.
Andrew Boreham, 44, joined the Bury St Edmunds-based firm four years ago and has risen through the ranks to becomes the chain’s new flooring manager and buyer.
Andrew, who had previously run his own business in Newmarket, said: “I am delighted to take on the role at Glasswells. It was a steep learning curve when I first started at Glasswells but I knew all about the company’s reputation and I worked hard to learn about every aspect of flooring - from design to sales.
“We have a very loyal customer base in the flooring department and I want to do all I can to further enhance this.
“I am looking forward to leading our strong team within the department and supporting our other stores across the East of England, as I take on the full buying responsibility over the coming months.
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“It is an exciting time as we continue with the full refurbishment of the Bury St Edmunds store. I taken on the role just as we start work on the refit of the carpet department and look forward to revealing the new look department very soon - there’s so many new and innovative products and displays that we will now be able to offer to our customers.”
Kevin Robertson, sales director, said: “We are delighted to appoint Andrew to this important role.Glasswells is very proud to be the largest flooring specialist in Suffolk.”
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