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Data Direct – new hire Derek Neil joins Data Direct

Data Direct, the UK’s leading independent dealer-only distributor of printer and copier supplies, consumables, parts and workplace solutions, is excited to announce the appointment of Derek Neil as Business Development Manager.

Derek Neil joins Data Direct from Olivetti after 15 years, where his most recent role has been supporting its dealer business partners with account, sales and product management.

Commenting on joining Data Direct, Derek Neil said, “Having supported the Olivetti dealers for the past 15 years with account management and product support, I am excited to be joining the business as it goes from strength to strength, allowing firstly the joint Olivetti and Data Direct dealers continuity through the Olivetti change of business model, and secondly maximising the Data Direct portfolio within these dealers”.

On Derek Neil’s appointment, Marianne Chamberlain, Sales Director, said “It’s great to have Derek on board as we look to add more choice with products and solutions to support our market place. Derek comes with excellent experience with the Olivetti brand and his appointment demonstrates our commitment to deliver a seamless transition with the change in the UK Olivetti business model.”

Derek Neil’s appointment further strengthens the commercial front-line at Data Direct. The business has consistently brought new opportunities to market during the past year, with safer-workplace solutions, new brands and extended choice in the core copier and print business. The stable of partner solutions including PIPS, PIXPAX, etc has more resonance than ever, plus an increasing portfolio of Printers, Air Quality solutions and Audio Visual equipment, Data Direct is helping dealers with revenues, innovations, savings and efficiencies.

About Data Direct

For over 27 years, Data Direct has become one of the largest and most experienced businesses of its type in the UK. Data Direct boasts a scalable and diverse supply chain infrastructure with large UK-based warehousing. Dealers and customers are able to benefit from additional fulfilment services, including automated solutions, PPE and other products designed to improve efficiency and safety in the workplace. Data Direct is part of the DD Group of innovative organisations serving workspace furniture, LED lighting, Off Grid solutions, Printer & MFP distribution.