A GROWING stairlift company which is on track to move into a new manufacturing facility in Keighley early next year is strengthening its global sales team.

Platinum Stairlifts has appointed Gareth Deegan as head of sales and Fabrice Moisset as territory manager-France.

Their recruitment comes as new, state-of-the-art premises are being built at Foundry Park, off Dalton Lane.

The £5 million-plus venture will enable the firm – which this year celebrates its 25th anniversary – to consolidate its operations, more than double its production capacity and create at least 30 new jobs.

Platinum Stairlifts intends retaining – and renovating – its head office, at The Crossings, Cross Hills, where there will be a new customer showroom and executive offices.

The company’s sales and marketing director, Mark McNulty, welcomes the new appointments.

“We are delighted,” he said.

“Both Gareth and Fabrice were the outstanding candidates throughout the recruitment process and are excellent additions to an already-strong team.

“We only sell our products through an approved partner network. Partnership is one of our core values, so it is vitally important for us to have team members who believe in these values. That is ultimately what will make us – and our partners – successful.”

Gareth said he was looking forward to developing stronger relationships with existing partners and creating new collaborations.

And he added: “We have the new manufacturing facility at Keighley – due in early 2022 – to look forward to, which will bring further opportunity and ultimately allow us to provide an even better service for our partners, with improved lead times and quality.”

Fabrice said he was “excited” to join the Platinum team.

He added: “I like that the company is focused on the partner experience and invests in innovation. It is exciting to join Platinum at a time where there is great ambition for growth and development. I am looking forward to bringing my experience to the role.”

The firm’s workforce currently numbers over 200, and more than 10,000 stairlifts are shipped to a global network of partners each year.

Mark added: “Platinum will be continuing to recruit the best people. Our people are fundamental to our future success.”