KIDDERMINSTER-based Brockway Carpets has announced the appointment of Shaun Lewis as sales director to support the company’s continuous expansion plans in the UK and global markets.

After heading up sales at Victoria Carpets for 13 years and a long history in the industry, Mr Lewis has carpet retail and commercial experience.

Leading a 13-strong salesforce, he will be responsible for driving sales under an ambitious product development programme at Brockway in the high-end, domestic and contract flooring market sectors.

Mr Lewis said: “This is such an exciting time in the development of the Brockway brand. It’s a brilliant company, with a huge amount of potential - some use the term ‘sleeping giant’ - and it’s one I’ve respected for many years.

“With a host of new products on the horizon, there’s a very strong development programme, which I’m very much looking forward to supporting. I’m genuinely excited to be being part of Brockway’s future.”

Managing director Charles Annable said: ”Appointing a sales director of Shaun’s tremendous calibre and experience will further strengthen our sales team.

“His arrival is timely, as we’re poised to unveil innovative new developments within our hero ranges. There is a great opportunity for us to take a lead in premium quality, beautiful carpets and further consolidate our market position as a brand leader.

“Indeed, we welcome Shaun to this pivotal position within Brockway and I look forward to working with him.”

Brockway has been designing and producing premium quality carpets in Kidderminster since 1964.

A family-run business, Brockway has a 100-strong workforce.