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New product team at AMES UK brings innovation to fore

As AMES UK continues unequivocally on its mission to become the trusted authority on everything outdoors, it has continued to invest in two key appointments within its product team to place innovation and bestselling lines at the fore for all its brands including Kelkay, La Hacienda and Apta.

Joining the team are Kim Huynh and Becki Allon, who’s combined previous experience includes playing an integral part in the launch of a tool brand, as well as working within garden décor and building supplies with a focus on paving and aggregates. This ‘insider knowledge’ will give the team a real edge and a truer understanding of how AMES-represented product categories sit within the current marketplace.

AMES UK also welcomed Roy McKay as Quality & Technical manager in July last year.  Roy is a highly experienced Quality professional who has implemented robust quality procedures within the business in the short time he has been part of the team.  All suppliers are fully audited to ISO9001:2015 Standard, ethically audited to BSCI/Sedex accreditation, and stringent specification and pre-shipments are in place for all suppliers, ensuring the highest level of quality for all of the brands within AMES portfolio.

Together, the Product and Quality teams are responsible for improving and developing all AMES product offerings, including introducing exciting new ‘AMES exclusives’ across Kelkay, Apta and La Hacienda portfolios, including many ringfenced exclusively for garden centre customers.

The team will also be working hard behind the scenes to put the final touches to a new venture for AMES UK. Details are firmly under wraps until Glee, but rest assured that this exciting diversification will further cement AMES’ role as the garden retail sector’s ‘supplier of choice’.

Nick Jones, Commercial Director at AMES UK said: “The appointment of Kim and Becki, and our investment in Quality with Roy, is the definition of ‘dream team’. Their experience, knowledge and passion will work together to ensure that our product offering is not just the best out there but will also work to strengthen bestselling lines, ensure product quality, and create longevity for our family of brands.”

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