[Press release] Band Supplies: Alan Edmond is New European Sales Manager

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  1. TheMusicMan

    TheMusicMan tMP Founder Staff Member

    Band Supplies, one of the UK's largest musical instrument retailers for over 25 years, is pleased to announce the appointment of Alan Edmond as its new European Sales Manager.

    Alan Edmond has gained a wealth of experience in the musical instrument trade, having previously worked as a European Sales Representative with Besson, the leading brass band instrument manufacturer, prior to its recent acquisition by Buffet Crampon. Before that, Alan held, for four years, the position of Scottish Sales Manager with Normans Musical Instruments where he was able to expand upon his skills in management, retail and manufacturing gained from a ten-year career in the automotive industry.

    In addition, Alan Edmond has a high profile within the brass band movement, having been an active player, teacher and administrator, for over 30 years, with bands including CWS (Glasgow), Broxburn & Livingston, West Lothian Schools and the National Youth Brass Band of Scotland. He has 'guested' with many leading bands throughout the UK including Black Dyke, Whitburn and Kirkintilloch, and played a significant role in recent development programmes implemented by the Scottish Brass Band Association.

    Music is also an important factor in Alan's family life with his wife Laura playing baritone and cello, teenage daughters Ashley and Hayley on saxophone and cornet respectively and 5 year old son Scott already showing interest.

    In his new post, Alan Edmond will concentrate on key Local Education Authority accounts besides travelling throughout the UK and Europe in the development both of existing business and the burgeoning continental brass market.

    Over the past 12 years, Band Supplies has developed particular expertise in assisting organisations in securing lottery funding and Alan will work directly with bands on this, building upon the unparalleled customer service provided by the business from its branches in Glasgow and Leeds.

    In announcing the appointment, Managing Director of Band Supplies, Ronnie Tennant, said: “We are delighted to have Alan on board. His knowledge of the musical instrument business is extensive and, with the enthusiasm and passion that he displays for banding in general, I have no doubt that he will play a vital role in Band Supplies' future expansion into the wider marketplace.”

    Alan Edmond can be contacted on 07875 536760 (M) or by e-mail at alan@bandsupplies.co.uk
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