Gill, the technical sailing apparel brand, is pleased to announce the appointment of Simon Bennett to lead International Business Development.
Simon joined the Nottingham-based team in November 2015. He has spent over 20 years in the action and watersport industry, having worked previously Sola Wetsuits, Body Glove International and more recently as a brand manager for Pryde UK, where he launched Neil Pryde Sailing. Simon is a keen sailor, having competed at all levels over many years.
Bryan Stewart, Sales and Marketing Director, said: “We are really pleased to have Simon on board here at Gill. He brings a huge wealth of experience from a broad range of watersports and sailing, and I know he’s going to be a great addition to our team.”
Simon added: "I’m delighted to be joining Gill at this extremely exciting period in the brand’s long history. Gill remains at the forefront of the marine technical apparel market, and I’m excited at the prospect of working alongside an excellent team both in-house and around the Globe. We’re ready to drive the Gill brand to the next level.”
In addition, George Kingsnorth has been promoted to the role of UK Sales Manager. George’s experience with Gill, the marine industry and wider outdoor technical clothing sector puts him in a great position to oversee all aspects of the commercial operation and manage the sales team in the UK and Ireland.
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