The bathroom retailer has taken on a new manager to head up its sourcing and purchasing division, as well as overseeing the roll out of 14 new stores.
Neil Butterwick has managed stock environments for 27 years for global and national household brands, such as Ryman Stationery, Pukka Pads and Focus DIY. He is now taking that retail knowledge into the bathroom sector and joining Bathroom Takeaway, heading up its sourcing and purchasing division, both for the trade and consumer arms across the UK and Europe
As head of supply chain and product management, Mr Butterwick will also be managing the roll out of all 14 Bathroom Takeaway stores, which are set to be “strategically placed throughout the UK”, said the company.
The first of the new outlets is Bathroom Takeaway’s flagship store on Regent Road in Salford, which has exceeded all sales targets and received fantastic customer feedback. The second Takeaway opens in Birmingham this coming March, with further stores opening throughout 2018.
Mr Butterwick said: “To be part of a business that hit the ground running with a 10,500 pallet capacity distribution centre on day one is a really an exciting opportunity. No day is ever the same and the talented team are all so committed and enthusiastic that it really does make it a pleasure to come to work. As a business we have ambitious growth strategies in place for Bathroom Takeaway and I’m looking forward to implementing them.”
Bathroom Takeaway managing director Julian Smith commented: “Neil has been instrumental in making our supply chain management function so seamless and strong and we’re very fortunate to have him as senior member of our team. We have some very exciting plans for 2018 and I’m sure Neil and his team will rise to the challenges as we enter the next stage of our growth.”
Bathroom Takeaway Limited has been trading since November 2014 and has offices in the UK, France, Italy and Germany, a flagship retail store on Regent Road in Salford, a 10,500-pallet capacity distribution centre in Trafford and a head count that has more than quadrupled in size from just two to 70 full-time employees.