JELD-WEN commended in supplier awards

A JELD-WEN employee has been highly commended by timber and builders’ merchant, Ridgeons in its annual Supplier Awards for Sales representative of the Year.

Simon Barron, Sales Consultant at JELD-WEN was one of only three representatives recognised in this category from over 100 Ridgeons suppliers.

The Ridgeons Supplier of the Year awards are voted for by the company’s branch staff against a set criteria.

Simon was presented with his highly commended award’s certificate at an event held in March at Wensum Valley Hotel near Norwich.

Certificates were presented to all the highly commended individuals and teams at the ceremony. The annual award’s event also provided an opportunity to bring together Ridgeons’ suppliers and employees.

Simon visits a number of Ridgeons branches within his region, which covers Norfolk as well as parts of Cambridgeshire and Suffolk. His specialist knowledge is aimed at helping merchants maximise sales of joinery products.

Adrian Wade, Sales and Marketing Director at JELD-WEN said: “Congratulations to Simon whose professional, knowledge-based approach has been recognised by one of our leading customers. Our team of Merchant Sales Consultants are there to help customers grow sales in the joinery sector and it is great to see this being put into practice at Ridgeons.”

Bob Butler, Purchasing Executive at Ridgeons said: “Simon has been highly commended by our branch staff, which makes him one of our top three sales representative during the last 12 months.

“The nomination highlights how important it is to our branch staff that they have backing from representatives who are responsive and have excellent product knowledge.

“Getting these fundamentals right is an important part of helping Ridgeons to grow our business and that is good news for all our suppliers.”