Appointment of General Manager Brands
Walker Greenbank PLC (AIM: WGB), the luxury interior furnishings group, is pleased to announce the appointment of David Butcher, a highly experienced sales and marketing executive, as General Manager Brands. In this role, David will be responsible for delivering the UK and international growth objectives of the Company's brands.
David has more than 20 years' experience in sales, marketing and general management at major companies focused on brand-based products including Procter & Gamble, Allied Domecq, Constellation Brands and Britvic. Most recently he was Managing Director UK & Ireland of Carabao Energy Drinks, where he delivered significant sales growth for the Carabao brand.
The role of General Manager Brands is a non-Board position that replaces the former role of Brands Director. In this new role, David, who joins the Company this week, will report directly to John Sach, the Company's Chief Executive.
John Sach, Walker Greenbank's Chief Executive, said: "I'm delighted to welcome David Butcher to Walker Greenbank. David has an excellent track record in sales and marketing at brand-based businesses and is an experienced general manager. I look forward to working with him to deliver the Company's UK and international growth objectives."
For further information:
|Walker Greenbank PLC||+44 (0) 844 543 4668|
|John Sach, Chief Executive|
|Mike Gant, Chief Financial Officer|
|Investec Bank plc (Nominated Adviser and Broker)||+44 (0) 20 7597 5970|
|Garry Levin / David Anderson / Alex Wright - Corporate Finance|
|Henry Reast - Corporate Broking|
|Buchanan||+44 (0) 20 7466 5000|
|Mark Court / Sophie Wills / Catriona Flint|
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About Walker Greenbank
Walker Greenbank PLC is a luxury interior furnishings company that designs, manufactures and markets wallpapers, fabrics and paints. In addition, the Company derives significant licensing income from the use of its designs on a wide range of interior products such as bed linen, rugs and tableware.
Walker Greenbank's brands include Sanderson, Morris & Co, Harlequin, Zoffany, Scion and Anthology. The brand portfolio was extended with the acquisition of the Clarke & Clarke and Studio G brands in October 2016.
The Company has a strong UK manufacturing base comprising a wallpaper factory in Loughborough and a fabric printing factory in Lancaster. Both factories manufacture for the Company and for other wallpaper and fabric brands.
Walker Greenbank employs more than 600 people and its products are sold in more than 85 countries worldwide. It has showrooms in London, New York, Paris, Amsterdam and Dubai along with partnership showrooms in Moscow and in Shenzhen, China.
Walker Greenbank trades on the AIM market of the London Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol WGB.
For further information please visit: www.walkergreenbank.com