Brooke House Exhibitions, the organisers of Exclusively Housewares and Exclusively Electrical are pleased to announce that Lindsey Hoyle has been appointed director of sales following the announcement that Patrick Wade will be stepping down from the role at the end of June.

Lindsey has previously held senior roles with several leading housewares brands including Le Creuset, DKB and Everywhere Global and having spent nearly 10 years in the housewares industry and six years in various buying roles, brings a wealth of industry knowledge and experience to the shows.

Will Jones, chairman of Brooke House Exhibitions and BHETA housewares director commented, "We are absolutely delighted that Lindsey will be joining the team.  Patrick was always going to be a hard act to follow but we are confident that Lindsey's market and commercial experience will bring an added dimension that will serve the shows well. It is also a bonus she will be able to work with Patrick on the handover and will be attending this year's shows."