Following another successful period of trading in 2014, the shareholders and the board of Denby Pottery have decided to formally bring the business sale process that was commenced in February 2014 to an end.
The recent performance of the business and the growth in its international markets have convinced the board that Denby's strong performance will continue to build in the coming years.
In addition, Denby confirmed that, after serving 10 years with Denby Pottery, Garry Biggs, Managing Director, is leaving the business to pursue other opportunities. The Chairman of Denby Holding Limited and Chief Executive of Hilco Capital, Paul McGowan, commented: “I would like to thank Garry for his leadership and contribution to the business during his time with Denby Pottery”.
Mr McGowan also confirmed Sebastian Lazell will be joining the Denby Group on 12th January as Managing Director.
Mr Lazell, joins Denby from GHD where he was Chief Executive. Prior to that Sebastian had run his own consultancy business and had spent a number of years at Unilever, becoming Managing Director of the business in Australasia and undertaking a number of Senior International General Management and Marketing roles.
Mr Lazell, commented: “I am very excited to be joining Denby Pottery, it is a great brand with a lot of history, I am looking forward to taking the Group forward into the next stage of its development”.
Paul McGowan added: “Sebastian is a proven executive with a track record of delivering both top line and bottom line growth. We have owned Denby now for over five years, and look forward to working with Sebastian to take this great British business forward”.