Northern Ireland bathroom brand Aqualla Adamsez has appointed Ruth Black as its new managing director, following Steven Allaway stepping down from the role.

Says Allaway, “Ruth’s experience will be invaluable in understanding all aspects of our industry. She will work closely with me in the coming months to ensure a smooth transition as we continue to support our customers, suppliers, and colleagues and shares Aqualla’s values of customer-centricity and strong company culture.”

Having worked in the KBB sector for over 30 years, Ruth is excited to take on this role and stated, “I am delighted to join Aqualla Adamsez, a business I’ve respected as a customer for years. I look forward to working with this wonderful team and delivering continued growth.

“I want to express my gratitude to our customers and colleagues for their unwavering support, which has contributed to our thriving business and the employment of over 60 people. I have the utmost confidence in the team’s ability to maintain our high standards and drive future growth.”

Group CEO Fredrik Skarp comments, “I am pleased to welcome Ruth Black as the new managing director for Aqualla Brassware. It has been an exciting recruitment process, with many strong candidates being highly motivated to join our team. With Ruth, we have found the right skills and mindset to lead the Aqualla and Adamsez business to the next level as leading bathroom brands in the United Kingdom and Ireland together with all our dedicated team members, customers, and suppliers.

“At the same time, I would like to take the opportunity to share my greatest appreciation to Steven Allaway, who steps down as managing director after building the business successfully for many years. Ruth takes up the position from 1 September and works alongside Steven during the Autumn to ensure a smooth transition for all parties involved. Once more, warmest welcome to Ruth and most thanks to Steven.”