JELD-WEN Commended In Ridgeons Supplier Awards

Simon Barron, Merchant Sales Specialist at JELD-WEN, has been highly commended by timber and builders' merchant Ridgeons in its annual Supplier Awards for 'Sales representative of the Year'.

Simon was one of only three representatives recognised in this category from over 100 Ridgeon suppliers.

JELD-WEN supplies a range of quality timber window, door and stair solutions to Ridgeons, which has over 20 branches across the East of England.

The Ridgeons Supplier of the year awards are voted for by the company's branch staff against a number of set criteria.

Comments from Ridgeon branch managers include, 'Simon goes the extra mile to communicate and resolves issues often in difficult circumstances,' 'dedicated to his job and helps us win work,' and 'continual support of Ridgeons and knowledge of JELD-WEN offering.'

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.

Within his role, 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.

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

Bob added: "Getting these fundamentals right is an important part of helping Ridgeons to grow our business and that is good news for all our suppliers."

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

For more information on the full range of doors, windows and stairs from JELD-WEN, or for a copy of the latest catalogue, call: 0845 1222 890 or visit the website

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