Furniture Village makes series of new board appointments
Furniture Village has strengthened its board of directors with several internal promotions.
The move follows the furniture retailer’s successful exit deal from its external shareholders which enabled it to return to being 100% family owned.
Furniture Village founder Peter Harrison (pictured right) said: “Internal promotions may be typical in family businesses, but less common in those with around 1,200 employees, 55 stores, 17 fulfilment centres and an annual turnover of circa £400 million. It is only possible because we have an exceptionally skilled and well-qualified team.
“Our senior team has consistently delivered year-on-year commercial growth whilst successfully delivering against our ambitious strategic plans. It is their combination of knowledge, experience and commitment that continues to ensure Furniture Village remains at the forefront of the UK furniture retail landscape and ready for its next phase of growth.”
The changes have included Peter Harrison taking on the position of executive chairman while continuing to play a full-time role in both the strategic and operational activities of the business.
Meanwhile Peter’s son, Charlie Harrison (pictured left), has moved from his commercial director role to that of managing director after completing over 20 years’ service across several areas of the business. He has been succeeded as commercial director by Nick Hipkiss who was previously the company’s HR director.
In further moves, Eamon Wynne, who was previously finance director looking after general operations, has been appointed as chief financial officer, and Claudia Cooper has taken a place on the main board as multichannel director.
Other board appointments include David Ayers as operations director and Stephen Sing as director of customer experience.
Meanwhile Mike Broughton will remain on the board as chief information officer with responsibility for all business development and systems improvements.
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