Zest 4 Leisure has announced a number of senior level appointments to broaden capabilities at management level, and an increased investment in training and development to support its future growth.
The company, a leading trade supplier of quality timber garden products including furniture, arches, arbours and fencing, is keen to continually improve not just how the business operates but also how employees work together and develop as individuals.
Steve Morgan, Zest 4 Leisure Managing Director commented:
“Zest 4 Leisure has enjoyed significant expansion over the years so we need to ensure we have the best team in place to manage the growth without impacting customer service. As a result, we invested in additional senior level appointments who have already made a big impact on the business.”
Paul Booth, the Operations Manager, has over 30 years of experience working in global companies within the warehousing, distribution and manufacturing industries. On his arrival, Paul introduced a number of significant changes to how the warehouse team operates, creating clear and measurable targets. His changes are already paying off and were instrumental in the company’s ability to smoothly manage the sales spike earlier this year.
Another recent appointment is Jennifer Allen, the Logistics/Systems Improvement Co-ordinator. With a diverse background working in the food retail and manufacturing industries, Jennifer previously held positions in stock control, logistics management as well as other key warehousing positions. She has been instrumental in the installation and bedding in of the SAP system across the business and the LEAN waste management system now running in the Saltney warehouse.
Training & Development
In addition to new appointments, Zest 4 Leisure is keen to continue to develop its existing people. At the end of last year, the company’s management team undertook a leadership programme at Coleg Cambria, working on three cross-department work-based projects. These have already had an impact on improving the way employees work as a team across all divisions of the business.