Dominick Sandford has been promoted to Managing Director of Manutan’s Traders Division businesses, IronmongeryDirect and ElectricalDirect. Having been at the company for over five years and with a broad background in category management, supply chain, sales and marketing, Dominick is well positioned to drive the two businesses forward and continue their ‘trusted to deliver’ ethos.
The appointment follows current Managing Director, Marco Verdonkschot’s promotion to Chief Operating Officer for Manutan Group, where he will oversee the operations of all companies within the Manutan family, which includes IronmongeryDirect and ElectricalDirect.
Dominick brings with him over 20 years’ experience in product and category management, trading, supply chain, sales and marketing and an impressive track record of leading high performing teams to deliver sales growth and strategy. Since joining IronmongeryDirect in 2016, Dominick has progressed through the business in several roles, most recently as Director and Head of Supply Chain, Merchandising & Marketing.
On his new role, Dominick says: “I am extremely honoured to receive this promotion and the opportunity to build on the very solid foundations that Marco has put in place over the last two years. I will continue to instil our company values to lead a successful and motivated workforce to grow and develop the businesses, underpinned with a best in class service for our trade customers.”
On Dominick Sandford’s appointment, Marco Verdonkschot comments: “I have had the pleasure to have worked with Dominick very closely over the past two years and am confident that his strengths in leadership, commercial acumen and unwavering commitment to delivering the best customer experience will take IronmongeryDirect and ElectricalDirect to the next level. I’m delighted to pass the baton over to Dominick and wish him every success in his new role.”
IronmongeryDirect and ElectricalDirect are part of the Manutan Group, a leading multi-channel B2B retailer group, operating across Europe. With several industry accolades under its belt, including recognition as one of the UK’s Best Workplaces for two years running, IronmongeryDirect has been supplying architectural ironmongery to tradespeople for over 50 years and has the UK’s widest range with over 18,000 products in stock. ElectricalDirect joined the group in 2017 and has over 12,000 electrical products available, including everything from sockets and wiring to smart home products and smoke alarms.