London gunmaker, John Rigby & Co. is thrilled to announce the appointment of Tim Hill as the head of UK sales. With an impressive career spanning over 18 years in the shooting industry, Tim brings invaluable expertise and a deep passion for the field to this key role.
Tim’s journey commenced in 2005 at Sportarm, a renowned high-end shotgun retailer. After an enriching three-year tenure, he ventured into wholesale territory management with Highland Outdoors in 2008. Tim’s career then led him to Edgar Brothers, where he excelled in field sales before serving as UK sales manager over an eight-year period. Following a brief stint as the commercial director at Sportarm, Tim took the helm at Perazzi UK, where he managed all aspects of the business, including product advertising and client relationship building.
Now, Tim embarks on a new and exciting adventure with John Rigby & Co. Tim’s decision to join Rigby was fuelled by the brand’s commitment to quality, innovation, and its fearless pursuit of excellence, under the visionary leadership of Marc Newton.
In his role as head of UK sales, Tim’s mission is to bolster the UK market, an area with significant potential. This involves cultivating a specialised dealer network across the UK for Rigby’s range of guns, accessories and clothing.
Outside of work, Tim who’s based in Dorset, finds solace and joy in outdoor pursuits, particularly fishing and shooting. These passions offer a perfect counterbalance to his dynamic career in the gun trade.
Tim Hill expressed his enthusiasm for the role, stating, “I am truly excited to be part of John Rigby & Co. and to lead the charge in expanding our presence in the UK market. We have exciting projects on the horizon, and I am eager to showcase our exceptional offerings to customers, dealers, and enthusiasts.”
Rigby’s managing director, Marc Newton, shared his thoughts on Tim’s appointment: “Tim Hill brings a wealth of experience and a fresh perspective to our team. His deep industry knowledge, paired with his passion for our brand, makes him the perfect choice to lead our UK sales efforts. We look forward to a prosperous future under his guidance.”