Cooke Brothers News

Nov 12, 2019

Richard Lander joins Cooke Brothers as UK Sales Manager for Architectural Ironmongers

Cooke Brothers are pleased to announce the appointment of Richard Lander who joins the sales team as UK Sales Manager for the Architectural Ironmongers (AIs) sectors

Richard has a wealth of experience in new business development and developing long-term account partnerships, in a career spanning many years selling services and products to the architectural and construction sectors. With a portfolio that included national and regional Housebuilders, Developers, Housing Associations, Landowners and Public-sector clients, Richard successfully developed and managed commercial strategies for all sizes of projects.

Richards’ role within the Cooke Brothers sales team will be to develop both current and new accounts with Architectural Ironmongers, creating a better understanding of their needs whilst fostering closer working relationships. Richard will also be expanding the trade relationships Cooke Brothers currently enjoy UK wide.

Why did Richard join Cooke Brothers Ltd? Richard explains, “Cooke Brothers has an illustrious long history that is synonymous with quality and pedigree. I am excited to be part of this story, shaping and steering the sales strategy moving forward, whilst participating in the common goal to grow the business. I started my career in the architectural ironmongery industry, before moving into the automotive sector. I always wanted to return to ironmongery and now I am glad to be back working with a leading, traditional British manufacturing company. For the latter part of my career I was promoting sustainable building products, so I understand the needs of the construction industry to seek and use products with green credentials

Away from his working day, Richard is a keen sportsman, running and cycling at the weekends. Richard is also a very keen cook, where he and a group of friends run their own ‘Come Dine with Me’ group visiting each other’s homes and cooking, like the popular TV programme.