Solopress has announced the appointment of Sarah Kilcoyne to the role of sales and customer success director, reporting directly to Simon Cooper, managing director.

Sarah joins Solopress following 14 years with Bluetree Group, where she held leadership positions including head of sales at Route 1, and most recently, deputy general manager of Kingsbury Press. During her career, Sarah has proven herself to be a popular and influential figure in the print industry, known to many as an effective leader, a charismatic sales operative and a proactive agent of change.

In this newly created role, Sarah will head up sales and customer experience for the Essex-based printer, with a portfolio of responsibilities encompassing customer acquisition and retention, developing Solopro (the company’s bespoke account management service), and overseeing all aspects of customer support.

Mr Cooper said of the appointment: ‘Recent growth has demanded that we create a high-level strategic position within our senior management team to oversee sales and customer experience, and Sarah is the perfect fit. I think it speaks to the great strides Solopress has made in terms of brand status, production capacity and corporate culture that we’re able to attract top talent like Sarah from within our industry.

Ms Kilcoyne added: ‘Solopress is the rising star of print, and my appointment is an amazing opportunity to be part of the next stage of its growth. I was very much drawn to the progressive management style and workplace culture here, and I look forward to driving new business, consolidating Solopress’ renowned service levels and identifying new service offerings that can benefit customers.’