Compressed air and fluid power specialist Thorite has welcomed a new business development manager to its Blackburn branch.

Kirsty Robinson, who has more than a decade of sales management, customer service and team leadership experience, has been appointed to Thorite at its Forrest Street branch, joining the firm from industrial supplier Thomas Graham and Sons, Morecambe.

Kirsty is one of four key new appointments made by Bradford-based Thorite to strengthen its sales team across the North.

Two other business development managers have also joined the team.

Carl Richmond will be based at Thorite’s Doncaster branch and James Douse has joined the Bolton branch. Andy Richardson also joins Thorite as a field-based capital sales equipment specialist.

Mark Yates, sales director of Thorite, said: “I’m delighted to welcome four extremely experienced and knowledgeable members to the Thorite sales team.

“Excellent customer service is the bedrock of our business, and these roles will greatly enhance the support we offer customers who are seeking solutions to help them improve productivity and reduce energy use.”