Herrett has joined the company from Wolseley UK where he was the UK & ROI branch director and led business operations [including Plumb Centre, Parts Centre, Drain Centre and William Wilson in Scotland], the business transformation programme, and the bathroom showroom business model.
Prior to that he worked for B&Q across operations and business development, where led the customer and efficiency rebuild of showrooms and installations.
He was responsible for creating theTradePoint business and became commercial director with responsibility for buying, merchandising, marketing, CSR and business development.
Herrett’s early career was spent in Marks & Spencer with roles in stores, through to food buying, programme management and food operations.
Speaking on his appointment Herrett said: “I am really excited to be joining such a great brand and I am looking forward to getting to know our people, our customers and what we do over the coming weeks.
“I can’t wait to hear people’s views, thoughts and ideas on what help is needed to deliver better service, better engagement and better results.”
Chairman of Bathstore Geoff Battersby stated: “I am really looking forward to Ian joining the business and I’m confident he will be a great addition to the team.
“His extensive experience across bathroom retail means he’s the right person to drive the business forward at this pivotal time.”
Geoff Battersby added: “Over the past six years Gary has overseen bathstore’s development into the leading UK independent bathroom specialist.
“We would like to thank Gary for everything he has done for the business and wish him well for the future.