KBSA chair to retire from retail business

27 Jun, 14

David Dalglish to step down from day-to-day running of Knaresborough Kitchens

Founding director of Knaresborough Kitchens and national chair of the KBSA, David Dalglish, is set to retire from the day-to-day running of his business the end of this year.

This decision follows a review which has seen the company upgrade its website and launch a company video, improve its displays at Knaresborough and York showrooms, and close its showroom in Thirsk.

He will remain a director of the business, along with his wife Lynda Dalglish, but family member Matt Johnson will run the business as managing director.

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Dalglish has been in the industry for almost 40 years, starting life with Moores in 1975, then Shires Bathrooms and finally with The Bernstein Group for 10 years, prior to launching his own business in Knaresborough in 1996.

He became a KBSA member in 2000 and a regional chair in 2011, before being elected national chair in 2012 where he will continue to preside over its events, including the KBSA AGM in September.

Dalglish commented on his decision: “By standing back from the running of the business, I can devote more time to my role as national chair of the KBSA, and I will be standing for re-election at our AGM in September. I no longer wish to be tied to a showroom every day, hence the decision to close our Thirsk premises in line with my step back. Running my own business has been a fascinating experience, and Lynda and I are looking forward to helping Matt continue to develop the Knaresborough Kitchens brand in the coming years.”