Madison has added two new recruits to its sales team – Val Hollingsworth and Mike Brunsden.
Val Hollingsworth is joining Madison as a dedicated account manager for the Republic of Ireland, with a responsibility for P&A and apparel sales in the region.
A daughter of a cycle dealer, Hollingsworth started her career in the cycle industry at an early age, working in the family business during school and college holidays from the age of ten. This eventually led to Hollingsworth being approached by Raleigh to join telesales team. Since then, Hollingsworth has represented a number of cycle wholesale companies in Ireland in a sales capacity.
With a short career break for a few years to concentrate on her family Hollingsworth is back: “I am a qualified Science and Maths teacher and even with about 20 weeks holidays for teachers in Ireland I still prefer to sell bike bits – not Science! I am delighted that Madison have given me this great opportunity to come back to work in an exciting and challenging role. Thanks Madison!”
Mike Brunsden is the second new addition to the sales team. Brunsden will be joining the P&A team and will be based in the Central England region. He has a strong technical background, having worked at both Giant and TF Tuned Shox, and is a skilled mechanic.
Brunsden has worked with some of the cycle industry’s top athletes, as well as helping to develop bikes for across a broad spectrum of non-pro athletes. Brunsden is also a racing cyclist within the road, mountain and cyclocross disciplines ‘but with some motorcycle racing thrown in for good measure’.
“I’m really excited about new role with Madison,” enthused Brunsden, who is back at Madison for his second tenure. “I’m super-pleased to be working with the best product lines within cycling. It’s great to see some of the old faces still here, and many haven’t changed a bit!”
Madison added: “We are proud to welcome both Val and Mike to Madison and wish them every success in their new roles.”