One-stop interior products supplier Gallery Direct has appointed James Hudson as its sales director, alongside his role as business development director for furniture.

James comments: “I’m thrilled to be given the position of sales director, but delighted that I can also retain my role putting together our furniture collections, which I love!

"Furniture has been a key part of my life for so long, it’s great that I can still utilise my design skills and knowledge. The combination of the two jobs will keep me busy (and the title is rather long, sales and business development director), but I’m always up for a challenge, and with my enthusiasm, experience and work ethic, I’m confident that I can balance the two roles and deliver the results required for both.”

Gallery reports that its new furniture collections were received well at the January Furniture Show, and James' sales team exceeded its target for the month.