Grant UK welcomes Jim Moody and Terry Townend as new Area Sales Managers

Grant UK welcomes Jim Moody and Terry Townend as new Area Sales Managers
Left to right: Terry Townend is the new Area Sales Manager for the Midlands and Jim Moody is the new Area Sales Manager for Central and Southern Scotland.

Two new Area Sales Managers have joined Grant UK’s Sales Team providing customer support in the field for all their products. Jim Moody has been appointed as the new Area Sales Manager for central and southern Scotland and Terry Townend is the new Area Sales Manager for the Midlands.

Jim Moody and Terry Townend join Grant UK’s field-based Sales Team to deliver sales support to heating engineers, installers, merchants and other customers in their areas, working closely with the Company’s Regional Sales Managers and Sales Support Engineers. As the Area Sales Manager for central and southern Scotland, Jim will be covering the counties between the Scottish Borders and Dumfries and Galloway up to Stirling and Argyll and Bute. Meanwhile, Terry will be the new Area Sales Manager for the Midlands as well as covering Merseyside, Manchester, South Yorkshire and Lincolnshire. Both Jim and Terry have backgrounds steeped in the heating industry, each having extensive experience with traditional and renewable home heating systems.

Jim’s plumbing background started when he completed his apprenticeship while living in South Africa. After moving to Scotland, he worked as a plumbing and heating sub-contractor working on both new installations and repairs. In 2017, Jim stepped away from the tools after over two decades as an engineer to join a heating manufacturer as their Technical Sales Manager for Scotland. In this role, Jim significantly grew the region but following a serious leg injury, he was forced off the road and took up new roles managing Technical Support before joining a skills training group where Jim completed the programme to become a Trainer and Assessor. More recently, Jim has been a Sustainable Home Centre Manager, providing extensive customer support with heating system design.

Meanwhile, Terry’s career in the plumbing and heating industry spans twenty years during which time he has worked in the merchant sector, starting his career in boiler spares before becoming a Sales Supervisor at a national merchant. Seventeen years ago, Terry moved to another national merchant where he joined as an Assistant Branch Manager before taking on an Area Sales role. In 2011, Terry was an original member of the merchant’s Specialist Renewable Sales team working closely with installers, developers and social housing clients to help them specify and install low carbon, renewable heating technologies. Having worked in a renewables specialist role for over a decade, Terry is incredibly experienced with air source heat pumps and low temperature systems.

“I am excited to get out on the road again in my role as Area Sales Manager for Grant UK,” comments Jim. “Travelling over the most beautiful parts of the UK and chatting with some of the best heating engineers and customers are the best perks of the job. I am looking forward to building relationships with existing Grant customers as well as meeting new customers looking to work with Grant’s extensive product offering.”

“Like Jim, I am looking forward to my new role as an Area Sales Manager for Grant UK,” writes Terry. “With my experience of low carbon heating and my knowledge from working in the merchant network, I want to help make the transition into renewables as simple and easy as it can be, supporting existing and new customers. Not only does Grant UK have a great depth of quality products, they also have the support to back their products. From their whole house heating solutions and installer friendly heat pumps through to their extensive range of ancillary products, Grant UK’s offering stands out and I am looking forward to helping customers with Grant’s quality home heating solutions.”

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