Shorrock Trichem, the Manchester-based hygiene product, services and equipment supplier has appointed Francis Ayscough as its new sales and marketing director. He joins the Group after serving 30 years with the JLA group of companies in Halifax, West Yorkshire, most recently as trade and export sales director.

Duncan Fishwick, Shorrock Trichem Group sales director said: “Francis brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to the group. He will help us on our journey of expansion.”

Shorrock Trichem supplies products from worldwide manufacturers such as Electrolux, Karcher, and Franke. One of its divisions is Washcraft, a laundry equipment supply, service, repair and installation company.

The group plans to expand its work force to over 300 people and is looking to move into an additional factory and new office.