Chelsom has bolstered its sales team with the dual appointment of Karen McBurney and Karl Mobley as sales consultants, based in Scotland and the South of England respectively.
Marking the end of what has been a successful year, the new appointments aim to enhance the continued expansion of the Chelsom brand. The additions to the team accompany a series of high-profile projects and a significant increase in sales across the international hotel, cruise and leisure sectors.
Karen McBurney has spent the last nine years specialising in the hospitality lighting marketplace. Karen’s career to date has provided her with a thorough understanding of the decorative contract market, and she brings with her a wealth of technical knowledge and vast experience in lighting hospitality interiors. Karen is based in Scotland and will prioritise the Scottish marketplace, also covering Northern and Southern Ireland.
Karen comments: “Because Scotland is such a well established market for Chelsom, I feel very lucky to be taking it over at a time when the company is changing so much in terms of its range, custom capabilities and growth in LED technology specifically.”
Karl Mobley brings a wealth of experience from his previous positions in the contract flooring sector with companies such as Brintons, OW Hospitality and, more recently, Desso. During these roles Karl developed a number of key relationships within the A&D fraternity, along with major hotel groups, and has completed projects including Hilton Time Square, Meridian Stuttgart, Russell Court London, Citizen M London and the Movenpick Amsterdam.
Karl says: “During my career in hospitality I have understood that providing first-class client service is the corner stone of any business relationship. I want to add that first-class service to Chelsom’s enviable reputation for superior design and quality. Having had a sneak preview of the 2014 collection I am even more excited about joining the UK’s leading hospitality lighting supplier.”
Sales director, Philip Macaulay adds: “We have been very diligent in our search for the right people to join the Chelsom team. Both Karen and Karl understand the Chelsom ethos and are well respected within the hospitality industry. They are certainly coming on board at a very exciting time, ready to tackle the opportunities ahead in 2014.”