Cooke Brothers News

Nov 12, 2019

Nigel Hopkins joins Cooke Brothers as National Sales Manager for OEM

Cooke Brothers are pleased to announce the arrival of Nigel Hopkins who joins the Cooke Brothers sales team as National UK Sales Manager for OEM clients.

Nigel is a seasoned sales professional with many years’ experience at a managerial level, responsible for building sales teams, supporting business partnerships, helping to exceed customer expectations, leading to rapid growth for both the supplier and the customer.  Nigel has a solid background in the building products sector, working with architects, specifiers, manufacturers and OEMs, and previously spent 10 years in the medical device market heading up a UK sales team. Nigel has a solid engineering background having served his apprenticeship with one of the UKs leading lift manufacturers, so he does know his ‘nuts & bolts’.

Why did Nigel join Cooke Brothers Ltd? Nigel explains, “I really liked the fact that Cooke Brothers have been in business for 148 years and, to this day, are still a family run business, which is rare these days. They have a fabulous engineering heritage and manufacture some of the finest ironmongery available in the UK today. I also like the fact that Cooke Brothers are investing in their sales operation and I wanted to be part of the forward development and expansion of the business.”

In his private life, Nigel is a committed family man, as well as a fan of all motor sports from F1 to motor cycle racing. Being an engineer, he spends much of his spare time supporting his thirteen-year-old sons passion for go-cart racing, being both his pit crew and mechanic, as well as his sons’ main sponsor. Also, a keen fan of DIY projects, Nigel is handy with a set of tools and could, if called upon, install the products he will be selling.