Simon has supported our business for over 20 years in many aspects, one of which includes training. His knowledge and passion for the industry, coupled with his retail, customer service and sales expertise makes the perfect combination for a fun, exciting and relevant training experience.
Ashford Kitchens & Interiors
Simon Acres served as Group Retail Sales Director of Omega PLC and joined in 1998. He was responsible for field sales activity including a National Sales team whose main roles were to identify, convert and develop the best kitchen supplying merchants and independent retailers in the country.
His previous experience includes 5 years at PJH Group, a national distributor of kitchen and bathroom products, where he was responsible for the development of Apple kitchens and Whirlpool appliances brand.
Significantly, Simon`s retail, customer service, and management training commenced at the John Lewis Partnership, offering a huge emphasis on structured training & quality customer service.
Simon is the former Corporate Retail Chairman of the KBSA Association and served in this post for 10 years. Utilising his proven sales coaching and experience, Simon`s focus at Simon Acres group Ltd is primarily the training service and is directly responsible for the personal delivery. SAG Ltd is proudly associated with OAL Ltd with all training pre-assessed and accredited.
Simon is a Builders Merchant Federation Ambassador and a member of `The Furniture Makers Company` a charity supporting standards, training and goodwill within our industry.