Nimans is continuing to build on a decade of success as Panasonic’s official number one UK distributor with the appointment of a new Panasonic Business Manager.
Highly experienced telecoms sales manager Ian Brindle heads-up the company’s Panasonic activities and is a former National Sales Manager for the global communications giant, having previously worked closely with Nimans as part of the high profile nationwide role.
Brindle feels he is ideally placed to enhance the existing high levels of customer service and support provided by Nimans, by offering dealers all the benefits, expertise and knowledge, normally associated with ‘direct account’ status from the manufacturer.
“Nimans is renowned as a true systems specialist and has been recognised as the best in the business by Panasonic for the last 10 years. In addition we are the UK’s largest Panasonic stock holder.”
He continued: “I have worked with Nimans in the past and recognise the company’s esteemed reputation for superb customer service, market-leading logistics and all-round levels of expertise. With my background, I understand the market, Nimans and Panasonic and see this role as the perfect fit for me.”
Brindle initially spent 14 years with British Telecom in various sales and technical positions. In 1991 he then moved on to head up the comms division of FH Browns, before switching to a sales support role with Pennine Telecom. For 10 years Brindle then worked at Panasonic, at first as a Regional Account Manager before becoming National Sales Manager for five years. His last post was with Scottish-based reseller NCS as Business Development Manager.
Working closely with Nimans’ Sales Support Product Specialist Mike McKeown, Brindle is looking to enhance Nimans’ reputation as the best Panasonic distributor in the country.
He added: “My main objectives are to add even more value to the dealer and help them grow their businesses by understanding their needs and being more pro-active, as part of a continuing process. We want to take things to a higher level and provide our customers with the same approach they would get from the manufacturer.”
Business planning, education and support are the three elements Ian is looking to focus upon as part of a professional management master plan.
He concluded: “There are some exciting product developments in the pipeline which will create a number of bigger and better opportunities for dealers. As a former National Sales Manager for Panasonic, working with the company for a decade, I am ideally placed to understand and meet the business needs of our customers.”