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Oxfordshire's Airdri Group appoints Head of Business Development

4 August 2021
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Oxford-based hand dryer manufacturer Airdri has welcomed Joe Pearce to its senior team as head of business development.  

The company laid down ambitious expansion plans at the beginning of the year, and after a strong first quarter is investing further in its sales and marketing division to achieve exponential growth across the rest of 2021.  

Having recently launched a new range of eco hand dryers, as well as pivoting during the pandemic to become one of the UK’s leading suppliers of SteraSpace air sanitisation units, the firm is on course for a record year. 

Joe has been brought on board to lead the company’s sales team, to identify and develop new areas of growth and improve profitability within existing revenue streams. Prior roles for Joe have included national account manager at Mattel, Inc. Sales and training partner at Dyson and sales director at Annabel Karmel. 

Joe said: “It’s an exciting time to join the dynamic, hugely experienced sales and marketing team at Airdri. The brand is staying true to its ethos of innovation and sustainability within the sector. It has some exciting new products in the pipeline, as well as continuing to drive forward standards in the manufacture of reliable high-quality, industry-leading hand dryers. There is a strong team in place already which I’m very much looking forward to becoming part of.” 

Steve Whittall, Group Research and Development Director added: “Joe joins the Airdri Group at a pivotal time as we expand into new markets and solidify our reputation as an innovative force in the global hand drying industry.  

“Our business is growing at pace, and we know that in order to continue the upward curve we must continually invest in the right personnel. We have appointed Joe, who has a wealth of leadership and sales development across various different sectors in UK and European markets, to push forward our business development strategy nationwide and internationally.”  

Nicky Godding is editor of The Business Magazine. Before her journalism career, she worked mainly in public relations moving into writing when she was invited to launch Retail Watch, a publication covering retail and real estate across Europe.

After some years of constant travelling, she tucked away her passport and concentrated on business writing, co-founding a successful regional business magazine. She has interviewed some of the UK’s most successful entrepreneurs who have built multi-million-pound businesses and reported on many science and technology firsts.

She reports on the region’s thriving business economy from start-ups, family businesses and multi-million-pound corporations, to the professionals that support their growth and the institutions that educate the next generation of business leaders.

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