10 Jun 2019
Jon Thelwell, former showrooms director of Jewson is the latest industry professional to join the team at KBB & merchant service provider Acres Consultancy.
Jon will enhance the company’s expertise in the merchant sector in his role as recruitment and business consultant.
With 20 years’ experience within the KBB and builders’ merchant sectors, Jon currently offers consultancy services focusing on commercial strategy development for merchant and SME retailers. Jon is also a member of the advisory board of the British Institute of KBB Installation, responsible for developing the organisation’s commercial strategy.
Principal Director at Acres Consultancy, Simon Acres says, “Jon is passionate about the industry and has been employed by some of the sector’s leading players. He has initiated and led change in each organisation, creating new business opportunities, strengthening customer relationships and sharing market knowledge.
“He is a valuable addition to our expanding team of experienced industry professionals that will help us service our growing, diverse and high profile client base.”
08 May 2019
Well known industry professional Ray Isted has joined Acres Consultancy as a training, marketing and recruitment consultant.
Ray has a proven record of commercial achievement, most notably in senior positions at Whirlpool. His skills range from media and events management to training workshops, client relationship building initiatives and recognising opportunities outside of the norm to promote education and secure brand visibility.
Principal director at Acres Consultancy, Simon Acres says, “We are thrilled that Ray has joined us. He has a first class reputation for enthusiastic and experienced training and will be a great asset to our business as we continue to service a growing, diverse and high profile client base.
Ray added, “I am delighted to be joining such a progressive and professional consultancy. It’s a great time to be joining the team and I am looking forward to the exciting opportunities ahead.”
Graham Jackson, former MD at Bell Northampton has joined Acres Consultancy, extending the range of consultancy services offered to include leadership, coaching and performance management.
Graham led the change programme at Bell Northampton that led to a transformation of the Bell business into an award winning, luxury lifestyle, retailer of homewares, with an 80% increase in sales in 5 years.
In his role as a business improvement consultant with Acres Consultancy, Graham will work alongside Simon Acres with KBB clients and extend their offering to other retail businesses.
“We are delighted that Graham has joined the team,” says principal director Simon Acres. “Graham has a wealth of management expertise after working at board level for 20 years and is well respected for his successful turnaround of the Bells business.
“His skills are complementary to those we already have in the business, which will benefit our clients that will now have access to a comprehensive set of consultancy service that can support sustainable and profitable business growth.”
Graham added, “I am excited about the opportunities working with Simon and the team will bring. The company has a passion for training and shares my belief that investing in people is key to the success of every business.”