SPÄRKA, a leading provider of high-quality architectural ironmongery and specialist supplier of fire-rated door hardware, has expanded further by appointing a sales representative into its team.
Jack Samples has joined the team as a Sales Development Representative to promote the full range of SPÄRKA products and develop relationships with builders’ merchants and other customers.
Previous to joining SPÄRKA, Jack has been working in retail as a Duty Manager since graduating from Sheffield Hallam University.
He joins Marketing Manager Rebecca Fortescue-Halliwell and founders Kelvin Hughes, Mark Hughes and Joshua Watkins who started the company in July 2019 and have 65 years of combined experience within construction and engineering.
Based in Sheffield, SPÄRKA provides a full range of fire-rated door hardware to builders’ merchants and fixings retailers across the UK. The family-owned business has a long heritage of supplying the construction sector, sourcing UK designed products from its global supply base.
Commenting on his appointment Jack said: “I’m really looking forward to being part of the journey of such a young and dynamic company. It’s great to join SPÄRKA in its early stages and help the company reach what it set out to in its plans.
“I can’t wait to get to know and work with our customers and promote our industry-leading door hardware across the UK.”
SPÄRKA’s knowledge and experience has led to it securing well-known national customers as well as many independent builders’ merchants and retailers.
The company offers products in simple packs including bathroom lock and hinge packs as well as a sash lock and hinge packs. The ranges are also available in a variety of finishes and sizes. The packs offer everything a builder needs in one simple, recyclable cardboard box or recyclable plastic bag.
The packaging is also tamper-proof, helping ensure all the components remain in the packaging and not on the merchant’s floor, and comes complete with installation and user guides.
SPÄRKA sells more than 150 SKUs including door handles, latches, locks, keyholes, thumb-turns and door closers in a range of finishes. All of its products are tried and tested both at the factory as well as on arrival in the UK. This allows the business to offer market leading guarantees of up to 35 years and for its products to be certified to all the key levels including – Certifire, CE/UKCA marking, FD 30/60 and IFC Certification.
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