L to R: Tom Hindle, Tom Sexton, Mike McVey and Liam Croft at First Install


Salford-based furniture installation and interior fit out specialist First Install has underlined its plans for growth next year with a trio of new appointments.

Part of The First Interiors Group which operates nationally and also has a manufacturing base in Ipswich and furniture business in Leighton Buzzard, First Install has ambitious expansion plans for 2023 and the new team is tasked with ensuring these growth objectives are achieved.

Based at First Install’s warehouse on Fairhills Industrial Estate in Irlam, the three new appointments are Liam Croft, Tom Hindle and Tom Sexton. All three will report into head of group sales and operations Mike McVey.

Previously operations manager, 29-year-old Liam Croft has been with First Install for three years and has been promoted to head of operations.  He will now oversee the day-to-day operations of the Irlam base, from warehousing and logistics to the installation teams working for clients out on site.

44-year-old Tom Hindle joins as commercial manager responsible for developing and implementing an effective commercial strategy that delivers on the growth aspirations of the rapidly expanding business and ensures continued success.

Finally, 33-year-old Tom Sexton assumes the role of key account manager with the brief to retain and nurture key relationships and support the growth of the company by identifying new opportunities and maximising new prospects and leads.

All three bring a wealth of experience to their new roles having worked in the industry for many years in similar roles for competitor businesses.

Head of group sales and operations at The First Interiors Group, Mike McVey, commented: “It’s great to welcome Tom and Tom to the team and I am delighted with Liam’s promotion.  All three appointments will strengthen our team and service offering as we prepare for a concerted period of growth and expansion early next year.  I’m looking forward to working with them and am confident that they will help us achieve our goals.”

The First Interiors Group comprises four businesses that are experts in their field of operation and have been established for more than 20 years.  Offering design, manufacture and specialist interior fit out, First Install and Specialist Interiors Division deliver beautiful interior fit out projects and professional furniture installation services in the retail, hospitality, leisure and corporate sectors supported by Apex Joinery providing bespoke solid wood aesthetics and the expertise of MBS Workplace Environments in the furniture sector.