A week after the news that David Greaves has acquired Emotional Rescue from Martin Nevin (https://www.pgbuzz.net/martin-nevin-sells-emotional-rescue-to-david-greaves/), comes the announcement that Brett Smith, currently sales director of Danilo, is joining ER as managing director with a shareholding in the business.
Commenting, David Greaves said that Brett’s “commercial knowledge, broad experience and enthusiasm,” makes him a perfect fit for the company.
Brett, who officially takes up his new role on March 11, has worked in the industry for 30 years. He spent many years in retail, over 20 of which were with Clintons, latterly as its marketing/commercial director, but held other buying and operational roles.
Prior to joining Danilo in 2017 as sales director, Brett was commercial manager of Pioneer Europe and previous to this spent a period as a consultant within the card and gift sector.
Sharing his excitement of his new opportunity Brett said: “I have been fortunate to work with some of the best companies and people in our industry. I can’t wait to bring my mix of retail and supply experience to ER.”
Explaining the new set up, David Greaves explained, “There are three key elements to this business – product, sales and operations. I will be heavily involved in product and sales while Brett will manage the business and head up the operations. He will also be involved in sales.”
Having made two major announcements a week apart, can we expect a third one next week? PG Buzz asked: “There is no third one – we need to get on with the day job now!” he quipped.
Thanking Brett for his contribution to the Danilo business over the last two years, Daniel Prince, managing director of the company said that he wished him and Emotional Rescue “every success for the future. I am confident our close working relationship with ER will only strengthen as a result.”
An announcement will be made in due course as to Brett’s replacement at Danilo.
Top: Brett Smith, who is also a GCA Council member, is to become md of Emotional Rescue.