Hatton Textiles International are pleased to announce that, following the departure of Richard King, they have appointed Malcolm Garnett as Sales Manager.

Malcolm, a prominent and well-liked personality in the Promotional Merchandise industry for over 25 years started with Ace Awards in 1989 then spent three years as an Account Manager with BTC Group, before moving to Event Merchandising – working with the Goldsmith Family, where he held the position of Sales Director for 10 years. Malcolm joined Martin Varley at Dowlis Corporate Solutions to form a new division – Dowlis Media Promotions. Dowlis, soon after, acquired Distinctive Ideas, the Northwood distributor, and Malcolm was installed as Managing Director where he led the company during its period of profound organic growth.

Malcolm has spent three successful years as Sales Manager at Merchandise Mania and, most recently, was Sales Manager at TC Group.

Malcolm commented, “Really, since leaving Merchandise Mania after its acquisition by Inner Workings, I have been searching for a challenge and a Company that not only matched my aspirations, but also my strong desire to channel my 25 years’ experience into new and creative areas. The meetings I had with Robin Lyon-Smith convinced me that he and Hatton most definitely share my ambitions – with the Company growing and evolving at an impressive pace. At this point in my career, the opportunity is just a perfect fit for me and I feel completely energised and excited about the role. I will be dividing my time between Hatton’s Head Office in Exeter and my office in London.”

Robin Lyon-Smith, Hatton Textiles International’s Managing Director says, “We are absolutely delighted to welcome Malcolm to the Hatton team. His experience, ambition and drive will be invaluable to us and, having spoken to prominent industry figures, I am aware of just how popular and highly-regarded he is. The team and I look forward to a great working relationship with him.”