Gifts Today magazine

Change at Denby

Following another successful period of trading in 2014, Denby announce End of Sale process and management changes

Following another successful period of trading in 2014 the Shareholders and the Board of Denby Pottery have decided to formally bring the business sale process that was commenced in February 2014 to an end.

The ongoing performance of the business and growth, led by our international markets, have convinced the Board that Denby's strong performance will continue to build in the coming years.

Additionally, Denby confirm that after serving 10 years with Denby Pottery, Garry Biggs, Managing Director, is leaving the business to pursue other opportunities. The Chairman of Denby Holding Limited and Chief Executive of Hilco Capital, Paul McGowan commented “I would like to thank Garry for his leadership and contribution to the business during his time with Denby Pottery”.

Mr McGowan also confirmed Sebastian Lazell will be joining the Denby Group on 12th January as Managing Director.

Mr Lazell, joins Denby from GHD where he was Chief Executive. Prior to that Sebastian had run his own consultancy business and had spent a number of years at Unilever, becoming Managing Director of the business in Australasia and undertaking a number of Senior International General Management and Marketing roles.

Mr Lazell, commented “I am very excited to be joining Denby Pottery, it is a great brand with a lot of history, I am looking forward to taking the Group forward into the next stage of its development”.

About Denby Pottery
Denby Pottery was established in 1809 and continues to produce its popular, high quality stoneware product from its manufacturing base in Denby, Derbyshire. With over 200 years of history, the Denby brand is recognised throughout the world for its quality, durability and unique glazes. Denby Pottery was acquired by a subsidiary of Hilco Capital in February 2009; subsequently Denby Pottery acquired Burgess and Leigh Limited, based at the iconic Middleport Pottery in Stoke on Trent in July 2010. In June 2011 it was announced Denby Pottery acquired the famous Poole Pottery, based in Poole in Dorset.

About Hilco Capital
Hilco Capital is a financial services company providing a range of restructuring services to businesses and insolvency practitioners, as well as investing in stressed situations throughout the UK, Europe, Canada and Australia. Hilco investments include HMV in the UK and Canada and Hilliers Chocolates in Australia.

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