AMES appoints Patrick Thick as Sales Director

AMES Companies has confirmed the appointment of Patrick Thick as their new Sales Director, responsible for driving the garden centre channel.

Ames Sales Director Patrick Thick

Launched at Glee 2023, the new American gardening tool brand AMES is steadily appearing in garden centres across the UK.

Patrick Thick joined AMES in 2023 and will be responsible for overseeing sales operations, establishing brand presence and leading the sales teams. Working alongside him will be the 20-strong sales agent team, to encourage stronger dialogue with garden centre customer. Thick will also work closely with the nationwide merchandising team to energise retail spaces.

Talking about his new role, Thick said: “The potential that the AMES Companies portfolio of products can offer garden centres is currently unrivalled within the marketplace, and I want to make it my mission to ensure that our retailers understand the opportunities available to them. For us, being an AMES customer means delivering excellence and confidence in the customer journey, and these values will be at the forefront of my role as we move forward. I’m lucky to be surrounded by such a dedicated and passionate team and am really looking forward to developing our offering for garden retailers in 2024 and beyond.”

Nick Jones, AMES Companies’ Commercial Director, added: “I’m delighted to confirm that Patrick Thick has been promoted to the role of Sales Director for the garden centre channel. During his time at the AMES Companies, Patrick has demonstrated great strategic skills and has mobilised clear improvements in our business in how we serve our customers. Under his new role I have no doubt that Patrick will remain a superb asset for both business and our garden centre customers.”