Lakes Showering Spaces has announced a new structure to the Board of Directors, reinforcing its commitment to continue to drive the business forward towards future growth.

Bev Brown, who joined Lakes over 10 years ago as finance director and fulfilled the role of managing director for the last five and a half years, has now stepped up to occupy a dual role of finance director and chairman. Meanwhile, existing director Mike Gahir takes on the position of managing director, while Darren Bedford, who joined the business 16 months ago as national sales manager has been promoted to sales director. Completing the board is Chris Thain who joined earlier this year as supply chain director.

This new structure enables Lakes Showering Spaces to continue to drive the brand forward and puts the business in a strong position for both its employees and customers, further cementing its commitment to delivering the highest quality products and service.

Bev Brown, chairman and finance director of Lakes, comments: “I am delighted to announce Mike’s appointment as Lakes’ new managing director. Mike has been instrumental in helping the board face the challenges that lie ahead, and he will continue to have a key role in driving the business forward on its journey.”

Mike Gahir, managing director, said: “The team at Lakes have been a key part of the development of the company over the years, and the board changes are designed to enable us to continue to build on the fantastic results already achieved. Even though recent global events and market dynamics have not been favourable for businesses generally, here at Lakes we are in an excellent position to continue to grow and reinforce the brand’s strong position in the markets where we operate.”

With 20 years of experience in the industry, Darren Bedford will continue to be a valuable asset to the team following his promotion to sales director and appointment to the board of directors. He comments: “I am delighted to be joining the Lakes board at such a pivotal time for the company. There are fantastic opportunities on the horizon for us to grow sales even further through existing and new sales channels, and by working closely with our entire customer base, I am confident that we will achieve great things together.”

Chris Thain also brings a breadth of experience to his role as supply chain director having worked in various sectors throughout his career, including food processing, Amazon distribution and home improvement companies.

“I am pleased to have joined Lakes at an exciting time for both the business and brand,” commented Chris. “Having started working with the team, it is clear that they are very passionate about this company. There are some exciting initiatives planned that I am really looking forward to implementing with everyone here at Lakes.”

Lakes is a leading manufacturer and supplier of showering spaces, including walk-ins and bath screens, selling exclusively through builders’ and plumbers’ merchants, and retail bathroom stockists.

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