LEEDS, England – Fifth-generation bedmaker Harrison Spinks said that Managing Director Simon Spinks has been promoted to group chairman. He replaces his father Peter Spinks, who steps into a non-executive director role.
The 180-year-old family-run business has promoted Marketing Director Nick Booth to managing director of Harrison Spinks Beds, with a place on the company’s main board.
“I’m delighted to be welcoming Nick onto our main board and taking our beds managing director role,” said Simon Spinks. “Since joining us he’s made a significant difference in making Harrison Spinks even more retail partner-focused. The promotion to managing director is not just recognition of that impact but underlines the importance we place at the board level on strengthening relationships with our retail partners. Our business model relies on this relationship, so it is a critical factor in shaping our future success.”
Simon Spinks said that his father “wants to reduce his time in the office, but he will continue to instill our family values and provide strategic input and remains a valued and trusted adviser to the business.”
He added: “Making Nick managing director gives me more time to drive sustainable innovation. Innovation is in the Harrison Spinks DNA and it’s an area I’m hugely passionate about. From the invention of micro coils – a world first – to buying a farm to grow our own natural materials, to developing our trademarked glue-free Cortec product, we are at the vanguard of global bed manufacturing. As chairman I’ll be obsessing about how we remain as industry pioneers and working hard to unlock future innovations in luxury sustainable comfort.”
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