Breakwell’s Paints are pleased to announce the latest addition to their team Steve Gorton. Steve will be joining Breakwell’s as UK Sales Manager and will be responsible for generating new business in existing markets, whilst also opening up opportunities in new markets such as the home paint décor market. Steve will also be responsible for nurturing and growing Breakwell’s existing customer base.
Steve started off working within the paint industry at a very young age and brings with him a wealth of knowledge and experience. His career has formed around the solid foundations he built within three key areas: Surface Treatments, Paints and Coatings and application equipment. This has allowed him to build a comprehensive knowledge base of many varied industries and their requirements, both in the UK and Globally. Throughout his career he has successfully targeted and sold materials and equipment to many of these industries including automotive, manufacturing, wood finishing, commercial vehicles and fabrication, to name but a few.
Steve also had the opportunity to own and run his own paint business, The Paint Shed. “From the humble beginnings of painting our own boats to friends asking me to refinish their pride and joys, came The Paint Shed.”, explained Steve “Launched on the back of a promise of 5 bookings from friends, within 6 months this escalated to an 18 month order book, painting boats from OEM to the general public from up and down the country.” From repainting and a-dawning artwork to sign writing to celebrities Narrowboats, The Paint Shed was a great successful achievement for Steve and still is today. However returning to a career in sales was second nature to Steve as he had an overwhelming need for challenge, the connection, the business and the chase for results in a sales business environment.
Returning to selling consumables within the paint industry has built Steve a knowledge base that is invaluable, and MD Russell soon recognised this when he first met Steve 18 months ago. Steve was working as a supplier to Breakwells Paints and this introduction was set to be the start of a very strong working relationship. As soon as the opportunity to recruit Steve arose, Russell knew it was an opportunity for Breakwells Paints that could not to be missed.
Steve will be officially starting with us on Monday 22nd March so if you want to get in touch with Steve for a chat or to book an appointment for him to come out and visit you please email him on firstname.lastname@example.org.