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Norfolk based soft furnishings manufacturer adds senior position to their rapidly expanding workforce. 

Local company, Brian Fisher & Sons, is delighted to announce the appointment of Simon Cooper, to the newly created position of Business Development Manager, for their soft furnishings enterprise based in Harleston, Norfolk.

Brian Fisher & Sons, a family firm specialising in hand-made & machine sewn curtains and soft furnishings, is currently undergoing a dramatic expansion, which will see the created of up to 100 new jobs in the coming 12 months, as well as the creation of up to 9 apprenticeship positions within the organization. 

The expansion will allow the company to cope with orders from their existing trade customers which have increased year on year, as well as to target new contracts. The new role of Business Development Manager  has been created to enhance relationships with existing clients, as well as to secure contracts from new clients within the soft furnishings industry. 

Paul Fisher, Company Director, said: 

“We are delighted with the development we have seen within the company over the last 12 months and the planned expansion has been designed to cope with increased demand, as well as enhance the service we already offer to clients. We decided to create the senior role of Business Development Manager to further develop our relationships with our existing clients and also to attract new business into the area.”

Simon Cooper has worked in the interior design industry since graduating from Oxford Brookes University with a BA Honours degree in English literature in June 2004. He has worked with some of the top names in the industry, including House of Fraser Limited, Watts of Westminster and, most recently, for Inside Right, the UK’s leading supplier of showhome design, contract flooring and furniture packages and brings with him a strong background and wealth of experience in business development and sales. 

2010 is certainly proving to be an exciting year for Brian Fisher & Sons, as they also celebrate their 25th year in business.

Run by identical twin brothers Paul and Stephen Fisher, the company was established by their father, Brian, who set up his first workroom with a vision to create only the finest handmade, hand sewn curtains to his trade customers. Today, Brian Fisher & Sons boasts an impressive client list, including major UK department stores, Liberty and interior designers in the UK and abroad; and the company prides itself on its innovative approach, outstanding quality and customer service. 

Simon Cooper, Business Development Manager for Brian Fisher & Sons, said:

“I am delighted to be joining Brian Fisher & Sons as their new Business Development Manager. It is a challenging and diverse role, and being a new position, it really gives me the opportunity to make a difference within the company. With so much expansion taking place within the workforce in the coming months, I am sure Brian Fisher & Sons will be an extremely exciting place to work.”