Meet the Partner Team

Meet the Partner Team

Our dedicated Partner team work closely with all our Dealers giving them the knowledge, tools and support to grow their business with us, while making technology easy for them and their customers.

Director of Partner Sales

Paul Leach

Paul takes pride in the hands-on approach of his team. Under his guidance and leadership his team get to know Sharp’s dealer partners, working closely to be trusted advisors and extensions of their organisations. Specifically, Paul spots changes in the market, where Sharp’s solutions fit, and then packages that for Sharp’s dealer network to offer to their own customers.

Sharp Dealer Sales Director Paul Leach

Regional Sales Managers

Find out more about the Regional Sales Managers in our Partner team.

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Gary Risley

Regional Sales Manager - North & Scotland

Gary is currently responsible for our entire Northern Partner Team after moving up the ranks since he joined Sharp in 2000. He is committed to establishing and maintaining the high-quality relationships that he’s nurtured over the last 20 years and has solidified himself as the ‘go-to’ man for many jobs – this was recognised at the coveted Print IT Awards 2021 where he won ‘Account Manager of the Year’.

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Joe Hughes

Regional Sales Manager - Midlands

Starting at Sharp in 2002 Joe’s tenacity and ‘can do’ approach saw him work his way up and rising to the rank of Regional Sales Manager for the Midlands in 2013. His professional expertise alongside his readiness to go above and beyond has helped him land and nurture numerous longstanding accounts – his willingness to support his Partners was rewarded at the 2021 Print IT Awards where he was recognised as ‘Highly Commended’ in the ‘Account Manager of the Year’ category.

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Tim Winstone

Regional Sales Manager - South

Starting at Sharp in 2008 Tim has worked his way up to become an integral member of our Partner team as Regional Sales Manager for the South. His extensive knowledge of both the industry and products has enabled him to build strong relationships with his Partners, becoming someone who can be relied on to act with professionalism, honesty and integrity. This was noted when Tim was selected to be a part of Sharp’s internal ‘High Potential Programme’ which is built to develop leaders of the future within Sharp.

Area Sales Managers - Midlands

Find out more about the experience and skills of our Partner Area Sales Managers.

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Louise Evans

Area Sales Manager

20 years of experience as an Account Manager in the sales industry has given Louise an excellent understanding of concurrent and individual client needs. Having joined Sharp in 2022 to work closely with our Dealer Partners in the Midlands, Louise will contribute to a fully supported and integrated network, helping them increase business levels and maximise opportunities with their own customer bases. 

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James Hall

Area Sales Manager

With over 20 years in the print industry James has developed a firm understanding of both products and business processes. Since he joined Sharp in 2014 he has supported many Partners in the Midlands, working with them to increase business levels by creating bespoke business plans. He has developed strong, long-lasting relationships with his Partners through his hands-on, honest approach.

Area Sales Managers - North & South

Find out more about the experience and skills of our Partner Area Sales Managers.

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Dominic Jones

Area Sales Manager

Dom joined Sharp in 2006 and is responsible for the account management of Partners in the North of England and Wales. His flexible and honest approach has allowed him to build long-lasting and successful relationships with his Partners. Dom prides himself in helping his Partner’s to achieve their goals, by working closely with them to enhance processes and introduce new products to their portfolio.

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Steve Rigelsford

Area Sales Manager

Steve looks after the South East of England and has over 20 years in the print industry, working in both the dealer partner and manufacturer channels. This experience provides him with a real understanding of the wants and needs of dealer partners. He's passionate about building long-term partnerships with dealer partners to help them achieve their goals and drive their businesses forward

Partner Support Team

Learn about our Partner Support Team's experience and how they help our Partners.

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Dawn Topham

National Support Consultant 

Having worked in the industry for over 20 years Dawn has extensive knowledge of the industry, products and processes. Responsible for training Dawn works closely with both our internal team and Partners to create bespoke skills development, training plans and courses to equip sales teams with the knowledge of Sharp’s products and services. Another area of Dawn’s role is supporting with product demonstrations, product launch updates and end-user training where required.

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Paul Rainbow

Support Consultant
Paul has worked in the AV industry for over 20 years. Over his career he has gained extensive knowledge and expertise on both audio visual hardware and software working with both Partners and their end user customers to make sure they get the best solution to meet their requirements. Paul will help with proposals and tenders, ensuring the best solution is proposed. He will also support throughout the full sales cycle, including completing customer demonstrations and product training.