RAINBOW Professional has appointed Simon Place as sales director for the UK and global markets.

The company, based in Hull, is known for manufacturing recycled landscaping and tree-care products, including tree ties, flat-pack tree and vine shelters, recycled plant-based spiral guards and the Rite Edge range of formal edging.

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Simon said: “The company is going from strength to strength and has a long history supplying the forestry and landscaping markets. Two years ago, it was bought by brothers Alex and Pierre Talpe, who focused on recycled products and innovation. Their entrepreneurial approach was exciting, and the opportunity to expand into global markets with their enthusiasm and vision was too good to miss.”

Simon’s background is mainly in forestry and landscaping, and he specialises in tree and woodland establishment. He has worked in the industry for over 30 years, recently leaving Tubex after seven years. 

Pierre Talpe said: “We welcome Simon to the company and value his experience to help grow markets in the UK and beyond.”