United Hardware Announces Appointment of David Shakeshaft as Commercial Director

2 February 2022 - United Hardware Limited (UHL), the DIY and hardware group which supplies and operates the Homevalue brand in Ireland, has announced the appointment of David Shakeshaft as Commercial Director of the fast-growing Group.

United Hardware Limited has over 160 Builders Merchants, DIY and Home & Garden stores employing over 2,000 people and an annual turnover in excess of €500 million.

In his new role, Shakeshaft will be responsible for leading a highly experienced cross functional team across purchasing, supply chain and marketing, in addition to implementing key plans as part of United Hardware’s ambitious new growth strategy.

 

Shakeshaft most recently served as Regional Director for Chadwicks in Ireland where he was responsible for operations across the Western region. Prior to this, Shakeshaft served as an Area Manager and Branch Manager for Chadwicks.

Commenting on the announcement, Paul Candon, CEO, United Hardware, said, “We’ve known of David and his strong calibre for some time, and are now delighted that he has joined our team where we will work closely together to grow and develop our business. David brings excellent industry experience and will play a key role in enabling our members to fully leverage their growth opportunities.

Speaking about his appointment, David Shakeshaft said: “I’m delighted to join United Hardware as Commercial Director and am very excited about the opportunity to realise the full potential of the Group and indeed its excellent membership who have been serving the people of Ireland for generations. My personal ambition is to position United Hardware and its members as industry leaders for many more generations to come by ensuring that we are at the forefront of changes that define the future of our sector.”

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About United Hardware

As an indigenous, locally owned, and Guaranteed Irish accredited business, UHL supplies and operates the Homevalue retail brand on behalf of its members who together have over 160 stores across Ireland which employ approximately 2,000 people and cater to a diverse base of trade and DIY customers. Headquartered in Dublin’s Citywest, it operates a 150,000ft2 (7,897m2) purpose-built warehouse in support of its objective to deliver enhanced purchasing power, marketing, logistics and business advisory support to its independent hardware, homeware, DIY and agri retailers.

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