Following owners of the family-run Mereway Group taking a step back from the day-to-day running of the company, Mark Mills has been appointed managing director.
Brothers Richard and Bob Norris will now hold the position of joint chair of the kitchen and bathroom furniture manufacturer, with Mark Mills supported by an augmented board of directors.
Commenting on the decision, Bob Norris said: “We have been guiding the Mereway Group since its formation in 1986 and feel the time is now right for us to take a step back from the day-to-day management of the business whilst still keeping a watchful eye on its progress.
He continued: “We will be helping out and advising in any way that is considered helpful by the management team.”
Bob Norris concluded: “The move creates space for a younger generation of management to advance the business with new ideas and fresh thinking.
“We believe this move will give increased impetus and momentum and will benefit everyone within the organisation.
“Our ambition remains to develop Mereway Kitchens to take its rightful place as a major force in the kitchen industry.”
Established in 1986 as a carcass manufacturer, Birmingham based Mereway moved into making complete kitchens in 1992.
Its group includes Trend Interiors, which offers more affordable kitchens and which recently introduced the Profile handleless collection.