JW Filshill has appointed Kieran Dhinsa as its business development manager, with the former retailer having also previously worked as retail development manager at The Federation of Independent Retailers.
Dhinsa, who was in an Epos and sales support role at Filshill prior to his promotion, also has experience working in his family-run KeyStore in Mauchline, Ayrshire.
Craig Brown, chief sales and marketing officer at JW Filshill, said: “Kieran is ideally placed to work with retailers and help them develop their businesses as part of the KeyStore and Filshill family. Not only does he bring a genuine passion and enthusiasm for retail, he understands the dynamics of family businesses.
“We’re delight he is part of the business development team, working with our experienced business development managers Roy Williams and Rab Paton to grow our KeyStore estate by recruiting ambitious independent retailers who want to embrace technology within their businesses.
Dhinsa added: “The retailers I am speaking to are very keen to adopt new ways of working and growing numbers are realising that technology can help them save time and become more efficient. The retail world is changing and we need to keep up with it.
“Filshill’s new premises at Westway Park in Renfrew are ‘next level’ for the wholesale sector and are already helping us grow the business – it’s exciting to be part of such a sophisticated operation that is raising the bar for the industry and retailers across Scotland and the north of England.
“My family still own KeyStores – our first store was in Mauchline and was the first purpose-built KeyStore in Scotland when it opened in 2004 – and when I am on the road introducing retailers to the KeyStore brand, I can share with them my own family’s experience and success and their reasons for choosing the brand.