Trevor Fairhurst has been appointed sales and marketing director of Shipham valves (UK), who recently achieved The Queen’s Award for Enterprise, for their huge export led growth. Mr Fairhurst brings to the company extensive sales experience in the international market for industrial valves having managed worldwide sales for FCX Truflo Rona Valves of Belgium. Before that he had undertaken responsibility for opening a sales office for the FCX group in Singapore, where he moved with his family. This included responsibility for sales across South East Asia, Taiwan, Korea, Japan and Australia. Mr Fairhurst’s role covers further projected growth in the company’s international markets where the supply of valves in a variety of exotic materials and specifications to the oil and gas sectors in particular is growing strongly.