Bonnington Plastics eyes further expansion

Bonnington Plastics is relaunching to expand beyond its widely-known value Kingfisher gardening brand. The Nottingham-based company is run by Ian Fisher who plans changes and developments for the company.

Bonnington Plastics:  quality management is key - image: Bonnington Plastics
Bonnington Plastics: quality management is key - image: Bonnington Plastics

Sergio Tartaglia heads sales operations and is reorganising the sales teams to reflect the business's ambition in the garden sector. Mark Mettam joined in 2013 and is responsible for the operations for the business. He has experience from M&S, ASDA and Amazon and is creating a system which handles 300 inbound containers and 800 outbound pallets every week.

Paul Cavannagh joined in 2012 since when he has installed a new Enterprise Resource Planning system and developed live stock information. Jane Lawler is consulting to develop the brand and communications strategy, help support the internal change process and develop good working practices within sales and marketing teams. Annie Bancroft is developing a new customer relationship programme. New appointee Kevin Shaw is looking at product sourcing and quality management.

At Solex, Bonnington Plastics will be exhibiting some of the results of the early phases of the programme. Visitors will see product from two new brand ranges which have been developed to meet higher quality market needs than the standard Kingfisher products for which Boninngtons have been more traditionally known. They are Dusk to Dawn outdoor lighting products and Four Seasons Vintage garden furniture and decorative items.

Fisher said: "We are entering an extremely exciting phase in the development of the business and I hope that visitors to the show will be curious enough to come and see what we are doing. We will certainly be very happy to talk to them about our plans and discuss how they can be part of our success."

- See Solex 2016 Preview

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