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Britton joins expanding Your Gateway team

Your Gateway has appointed Jon Britton as managing director, bringing more than 20 years of experience to the trade only supplier. Britton has most recently led the on boarding and implementation process for a strategic client win for Essex-based distributor Promo International. His merchandise career started at Product Plus, before spending 17 years at Brand Addition, where he managed accounts for key customers including MasterCard and Mars.

He led multi-disciplinary teams providing merchandise solutions to multi-million pound customers on a pan-European basis and implementing new client wins such as Google. Gareth Sampson, chairman, Your Gateway, said: “Having Jon leading the team provides a massive boost to our growth plans. With his extensive knowledge of our distributor clients we are ideally placed to be able to provide the merchandise solution our clients want. ”

Britton said: “Your Gateway sits in an enviable position in the industry with an amazing client base and a great offering. I am hugely excited at the opportunity and look forward to working with the team to hone processes, to drive improvements in our customer service as well as our operational processes.”

Your Gateway has also added Sean Walsh to the UK team. Walsh, who has 14 years of experience in the sector, joins from distributor Outstanding Branding. Sampson said that as Your Gateway moved into the bespoke Far East sourcing arena, it needed an experienced team. “We have set out to deliver an account managed solution, focusing on outstanding customer service and we just can’t do that without the having the right people in the right seats.”

as the company opens China office…

Your Gateway, Trade Lanyards has opened a Chinese office to consolidate its foothold in China to be able to better support its growing client base. Based in Huzhou, the team is situated within easy reach of an existing established supply base and also to access an emerging group of manufacturers and suppliers. It is headed up by experienced general manager, James Xie. (pictured) Gareth Sampson, chairman, Your Gateway said: “We have pushed to move away from a traditional trading company model to one in which we have our own salaried team on the ground in China to support our customers with their wide ranging set of products. Innovation means far more than just finding new products. We are innovating daily to really drive our offering to ensure we can support our customers in their drive to stay ahead of the curve in the industry.”

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