Andrew Charlesworth has been promoted to technical director for profine UK and Kömmerling, having been with the business since July 2014. More recently, he has added to his department to further help support customers and to implement a new five-year product management plan for the business.

He said: “It’s a genuine privilege to be appointed technical director for a business that’s now one of the largest in the UK sector and a strong global brand in all markets. We’ve got a five-year product management plan in place now which I’m genuinely excited about as we look to build the business further in the UK and through export opportunities.”

John Berry, Steve Holloway, Tony Ward and Simon Coleman are his team helping support customers for the Evolve, Kömmerling, Legend and WarmCore brands. Internally the R&D/Product Management function is also supported by Phil Brown, R&D and product management manager, along with Kevin Wain as lead designer, with a further graduate vacancy in the department yet to be filled.

Pictured: Andrew with his team