Dr Sachin Saigal has been named as managing director of the Avocet Hardware Group.
CEO Rythm Saigal said of the appointment: “There is so much we wanted to do, but it was obvious that a lot of time was spent on negotiating the day to day running of the business, that our plans for growth were being hindered. With Sachin taking ownership of growing the business, I could concentrate on existing projects and know that the future plans for the group were in safe hands. Sachin has a genuine dedication of bringing new products and providing excellent distribution service to our customers.”
The new MD said: “As everybody in business will tell you, the last year has been turbulent. “Covid has brought constant upheaval to the supply chain, the really quite exorbitant price increases we have had to stomach as well as general profiteering on transportation costs, has made the last year and a half really quite strenuous. We needed to share the pain of running and operating a successful business.”
He continued: “We’ve always been known as a premium cylinder and hardware supplier and that’s something we’re very proud of. Our latest venture is very different indeed and one that is presenting fantastic challenges and opportunities. We have created an entirely unique, artisanal brand of gardening tools, named Greenman Garden Tools, which we are delighted to say has gained some real momentum over the last few months. We are in the throes of working with one of the countries largest chain of garden centres to bring our Greenman Garden Tools range to the masses.”