UK Flooring Direct has announced that Tim Brennan, previously retail and ecommerce director, has been promoted to managing director with immediate effect. Tim takes over from founder and owner Jason Ashby, who will take up the role of chairman. While remaining active within the company, Jason will re-direct his efforts into new areas of the business.
Tim will utilise his extensive knowledge and experience of the retail sector across both FMCG and consumer durable goods in the position of managing director at UK Flooring Direct. After a varied and in-depth career spanning almost 20 years at DSG International, including store level and regional management as well as buying and marketing responsibilities, Tim was promoted to head of ecommerce trading within the organisation, responsible for driving sales of the online channels across the Currys, Dixons and PCWorld groups. After a spell as retail and multichannel director at Multiyork Furniture Ltd, Tim joined UK Flooring Direct in May 2012.
“This is an exciting time for UK Flooring Direct and I am confident that Tim will drive our brand forward into new territories,” comments Jason Ashby, founder, UK Flooring Direct. “Since arriving at UK Flooring Direct, Tim has demonstrated a wide-ranging skill base that has helped continue the fantastic growth the company has seen since its launch just five years ago. Tim’s appointment will also allow me to explore other opportunities outside of the UK Flooring Direct brand.”
Tim Brennan continues, “I have a strong team behind me at UK Flooring Direct and I am keen to continue our incredible expansion that has so far seen us listed in the Sunday Times Virgin Fastrack 100 as one of the fastest growing retailers in both 2010 and 2011.
I, like Jason, strongly believe that the success witnessed at UK Flooring Direct over the past five years is not only down to providing quality products to the public, but also from delivering exceptional levels of customer service across every part of the business – something I am keen to maintain and evolve still further.
We have plans to develop the existing product ranges still further, and to introduce new categories to the product portfolio, and I am very much looking forward to driving the continued growth and success of the UK Flooring Direct business..”
For further information contact UK Flooring Direct on 0844 327 0000 or visit www.ukflooringdirect.co.uk