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F. Ball Sales Director David Hibbert Retires

F. Ball Sales Director David Hibbert Retires

David Hibbert, F. Ball and Co. Ltd. Sales Director and two-time CFA President, retired this month after 27 years’ service with the company.

David joined F. Ball in 1992, with over two decades’ experience in the flooring industry, as Liaison Manager before becoming National Sales Manager in 2000. He was appointed to his current role in 2003.

A widely-recognised ambassador for the industry, David has been a member of the CFA Council for almost as long as he has worked for F. Ball, twice being elected CFA President; for the first time in 2000, and again in 2016, holding the role for two years on each occasion. He used his platform as president to voice the perspective of contractors on issues affecting them, such as skills shortages and retentions.

His tenure as F. Ball Sales Director has seen the company cement its position as a UK market leader in subfloor preparation products and adhesives for floorcoverings. An advocate of ‘giving something back’ to the flooring industry, he was instrumental in introducing the popular F. Ball Loyalty Card, now in its 10th year, which gives members cashback on all purchases of F. Ball products, as well as access to other rewards and benefits.

Asked what he is most looking forward to about retiring, David said: “Being able to choose for myself when I do things rather than having to fit everything in around work. I’m looking forward to playing golf, walking and going on holiday more often. I’ll also step up the charity work that I’m involved in.”

Commenting on what he will miss most about his role, he said: “The people. F. Ball has been a real family over the years as we’ve worked together towards a joint goal, and many of our customers have become personal friends over the years. As long as F. Ball doesn’t lose sight of its family values and its main purpose, which is supporting flooring contractors, it will continue to thrive well into the future.”

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