Patricia Sowsbery-Stevens, who is currently head of commercial operations for the Door and Hardware Federation (DHF), is soon to be promoted to commercial director. Announcing the promotion, Bob Perry, CEO of the DHF, praised Patricia’s ‘significant development and improvement of our commercial offering involving membership, marketing and training’.
Patricia joined DHF in 2015 and has drove the federation’s first refresher course website in 2016, as well as its rebrand in 2017. In 2018, Patricia implemented the online training booking and payment facility, which enabled learners to book and pay for courses online. In 2019 she deployed the CSCS card offering. The same year saw Patricia positioning DHF to become an ABBE Assessment Centre, offering the accreditation of courses, the only formal theory-based qualification for the industries that complement the NVQ.
“Patricia has remained a key member of DHF’s senior management team and under her leadership the commercial offering from the organisation has gone from strength to strength,” Bob added. “Since joining DHF, she has been instrumental in driving countless initiatives for growth. In particular, we applaud her quick thinking during the Covid-19 pandemic when she implemented the Distance Learning Programme (DLP) in just two weeks of lockdown.
“The DLP has now grown into a comprehensive training offering that we are supremely proud of. Patricia is a great ambassador for women in the industry, and an inspiring role model for our younger employees. She has very effectively developed the commercial team who form a key part of our organisation.”
“I am thrilled to take on this new position and look forward to helping DHF grow and develop even further in the coming years,” said Patricia. “The organisation has a very exciting future and I’m delighted to be a part of it.”