Miles, who took up the position of textile product specialist two weeks ago, will be responsible for expanding the company’s textile substrate offering for printers and signmakers.

He will oversee all aspects of the company’s digital print textile division, including researching and introducing new products, sales and customer service.

APS managing director Kevin Wallace said: “The wide-format textiles sector is experiencing double-digit growth year-on-year, driven by dramatic improvements in the printer technology. A number of our customers are moving into textiles printing so it makes sense for us to expand our offering in this way.”

Miles has over 10 years’ experience in the print industry. Prior to his appointment at APS, he was a specialist sales manager for CMYUK’s digital textiles division.

APS employs 42 staff and has a turnover of around £10m. The company was established in 1984 and supplies materials to the display, signage and exhibition markets.