Firbimatic UK, distributor for the Italian drycleaning manufacturer, has appointed Chris Lambourne its area account manager for the south of England, with effect from June 1. In this role, Mr Lambourne will be responsible for an area that includes Suffolk, Hertfordshire, Greater London and from the M4 corridor down to the coast.

Mr Lambourne has a well established background in the drycleaning industry. Most recently he worked with financial specialist in the sector Kennet Corporate Services, but for nearly 15 years worked with Duval of Romsey, reaching the position of commercial manager.