Shaftesbury, United Kingdom, April 21, 2010 --(PR.com
)-- Dorset based Virginia Hayward Ltd (VH), supplier of hampers
and gifts to John Lewis, Waitrose, Selfridges and Interflora, have appointed Katrina Newey, formerly of Duchy Originals, as Business Development Manager, working closely with the company's Buying Department. Katrina brings her considerable experience in all aspects of business development and procurement to VH.
The appointment comes following another successful trading year for VH, which has seen the website (relaunched in July 2008) outperform projections for 2009 during the peak Christmas period. The company has further expanded its operations at the Little Down Business Park in order to cope with the ever growing needs of the business.
"2009 was a test of nerve for all retailers, especially those selling non-essential products such as ourselves" says Director Sam Hayward, "However, we saw strong sales and growth of the brand during this period, despite media predictions to the contrary. With Katrina's appointment we are building not only on our considerable reputation within the in store and mail order sectors as a supplier of luxury hampers, but looking also to the future to ensure that the rapid expansion of the company's brand continues."
Katrina says, “I have known of Virginia Hayward Ltd for many years and worked with the company during my time with Duchy Originals, so have been aware of their prominent positioning in the market. I am delighted at the opportunity to be able to join the company and assist them in developing the business and I look forward to working with them to meet the challenges ahead.”