Executive director at Bathroom Brands Group David Hance has stepped down from his day-to-day role, following a 23-year career in the industry.
He will move into a non-executive director role to allow him to dedicate more time to personal projects.
Speaking about his decision, Hance said: “My career in the industry has been a fantastic and fulfilling ride.
“I’ve experienced the rush of entrepreneurship, overcome many business challenges, trained exceptional employees, and have connected with some truly wonderful and inspiring people who have enriched my working life. I
“I have enjoyed every moment of my colourful career and am proud to step back, having left the Group in the capable hands of a talented and experienced management team destined to deliver continued success.”
Hance founded Crosswater in 1998, following a career in the Metropolitan Police, with a desire to import high-end bathroom products from Italy.
He established a small distribution business in London and began selling taps from a car boot, which went on to become a multi-million-pound business.
CEO of Bathroom Brands Group Stephen Ewer commented: “Dave has been highly influential in building our strong portfolio of brands, particularly Crosswater.
“His savvy business sense and unparalleled product knowledge has been invaluable to the Group.
“We wish Dave all the best with his new endeavours, whilst continuing to benefit from his counsel on the Board as a non-executive Director.”
Bathroom Brands maintained all operations throughout 2020 and 2021, despite the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic.
It is currently gearing up to launch its National Bathroom Sale, running from October 2 to November 14, 2021.