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Electrical industry expert joins Scolmore Group

20th August 2019

Scolmore is delighted to announce that well-known electrical industry figure, Jim Hutchison, has been appointed to the position of commercial manager. 


Having spent his whole career in the industry, amassing more than 30 years’ experience along the way, Jim joins the company from his most recent role as national sales manager with Electrium.  He brings to the business a wealth of knowledge and expertise, garnered during his time working primarily within customer facing roles, across a broad spectrum of well-known businesses and predominantly premium brands. 


He began his career straight from school when he joined WJ Furse, the Nottingham-based company specialising in earthing and lightning protection products.  This early experience will stand him in good stead as his remit with Scolmore will incorporate the Unicrimp brand of earthing rods.  Having worked his way up through various UK and export sales roles, he then joined Philips Lighting where he spent five years working closely with large national wholesaler and distributor customers.  This was followed by a nine year stint as head of sales for MK, which in turn led him to a five year period with Electrium which included time spent as sales manager for both the Wylex and Crabtree brands.    


With overall responsibility for the strategic development of Scolmore, Jim will be keen to utilise his experience and contacts within the industry to make an impact on the development of the business.


Comments Jim:  “It’s a very exciting time to be joining the Scolmore team. The company has an envious reputation within the industry, continues to enjoy growth and has some ambitions expansion plans for the near future. 


“I am looking forward to developing what I describe as a cradle to grave approach for the business, whereby we will identify specification projects that will in turn create demand for our products.  This will involve working closely with the contractor to facilitate the procurement and installation of the products, as well as with the wholesaler to ensure they are primed to supply the products being specified.  Pivotal to the success of this approach will be the need to identify synergies across the Scolmore group and ensure that products are being sourced from the various categories that the group represents – wiring accessories, lighting, emergency lighting, CCTV, fire protection, access control, heating controls and cable accessories.”


Scolmore International is one of the UK’s leading manufacturers of electrical accessories, lighting, home automation, security and cable accessory products.  Today, the Scolmore Group of companies incorporates security specialists, ESP Ltd, which includes the Sangamo range of heating controls and time switches; cable accessories supplier, Unicrimp and Click Litehouse wiring accessories and lighting in Ireland.


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