Leading home improvement and garden wholesaler, Decco has appointed Andrew Ballantine as its Chief Operating Officer, following the departure of Charlie Lacey to take up a position as Managing Director of the Stearn Electric Company Limited. The appointment is effective from 1st June 2018.
Andrew joined Decco in 1998 and was appointed Profit Centre Manager for Sheffield in 1999 before taking up his current role of Profit Centre Manager for Leeds in 2003. With his 20 years’ service, he brings with him a wealth of knowledge of the industry.
Commenting on his appointment, Andrew said, “I’m delighted to be leading the team at Decco in these exciting times. Decco remains committed to offering a great service to our customers and to offering our suppliers the best route to market for their products.”
Both Decco and Stearn are among the eight subsidiary businesses belonging to Newbury Investments (UK) Limited.
With seven strategic locations around the country giving a total of over 350,000 square feet of warehousing space and holding over £10m worth of stock, Decco supplies independent High Street retailers and garden centres throughout the UK with a wide range of gardening, home improvement and housewares products. It’s strong partnerships with the leading suppliers enables retailers to benefit from the strength and differentiation provided by high profile brands.
To learn more about Decco, visit www.decco.co.uk.