Gifts Today magazine

Kitchen Craft announces new MD

With 13 years as buying director at Lakeland, Matthew Canwell will join Kitchen Craft as managing director in October

Kitchen Craft announces that Matthew Canwell will be joining the business as Managing Director commencing October the 3rd 2016.

A tremendously well-known and respected figure in the housewares industry, Matthew brings a wealth of relevant experience along with an extremely effective and amiable management style which fits the Kitchen Craft business culture. 

Having significant experience in retail previously in addition to 13 years as Buying Director at Lakeland, his experience will help Kitchen Craft focus on how to best service our retail customers. 
As a successful and growing business and part of the Lifetime Brands Inc. family, Kitchen Craft is a fast paced environment where third party retail remains its core objective. With Matthew soon at the helm, Kitchen Craft holds the brightest of futures. 

About Kitchen Craft
Founded in 1850 by Thomas Plant, the Birmingham based business was originally established as a manufacturer and wholesaler of ironmongery and household products. Today, Kitchen Craft is one of the largest UK homewares companies, distributing brands such as Kitchen Craft, Master Class, Colourworks, Sweetly Does It, Bar Craft and Fred and exports to over eighty countries. They were acquired by Lifetime Brands Inc. in January 2014 and are now part of one of the largest global homewares suppliers with an annual turnover in excess of US$600m.

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