Ellis Expands Its Export Team
- Published: Thursday, 16 October 2014 08:45
Cable cleat manufacturer, Ellis has expanded its export team with the appointment of Kelly Brown to the newly created position of export market researcher.
The role will see Kelly, an accounting and management graduate from Scarborough, carrying out viability research into new export markets, as Ellis aims to further strengthen its global dominance in the cable cleat market.
Export director, Tony Conroy said: “As recently as the late 1990s, Ellis’ business was based entirely on UK sales. Today, over half of our annual turnover comes from export sales and this percentage is growing year-on-year.”
“We have a four strong export team in the UK, a business development manager covering Latin America from Montevideo, and an extensive network of distributors working on our behalf in our active export markets.”
“The job though is far from complete. There are numerous markets we have yet to explore and Kelly gives us the capability to do this in a manner that will make entering them a great deal easier than it has been in the past.”
Commenting on her new role, Kelly Brown said: “Coming out of university I was almost certain I would follow the accounting element of my degree – something that my first job as a trainee chartered accountant clearly underpinned, but when the opportunity with Ellis arose I couldn’t resist.
“It’s a role where I can really make a difference, even at such an early stage in my career - and the ambitions of the company easily match my own.”