DIRECTOR OF GAINSBOROUGH HANDS OVER THE REINS
Gainsborough Specialist Bathing
Dennis Goodes, Director at Gainsborough Specialist Bathing, the UK’s largest specialist bathing manufacturer, has handed over control of the company’s sales operation as he heads into a new position to develop the leading business even further.
Dennis, who started the Gainsborough Specialist Bathing Division for the Care in Bathing Group in July 2000, has played an instrumental part, overseeing the company and its growth to what it is today, a multi-million pound business. He hands over the reins to John Houghton, sales director of Care in Bathing and its Group of companies of which Gainsborough Specialist Bathing is part.
“I started with Gainsborough in July 2000, after 16 years working for a specialist bathing manufacturer in Hampshire and prior to that, I gained experience working for mainstream bathroom businesses giving me that valuable insight and helping me develop Gainsborough Specialist Bathing into the leader in its field,” explains Dennis Goodes.
He continues: “We had no customers, no products and no literature when I first started the division. It was a complete blank sheet of paper. The Directors of the group placed absolute faith in me and allowed me to develop the business in my own way.
“It has been an absolute joy for me to work for Gainsborough Specialist Bathing and to be part of the wider Group of companies and I am so proud of what has been created. It’s now time for me to move on and for someone else to take over, and John Houghton is the right man to continue the pattern of growth that we have experienced over the last 11 years.”
The move is part of Dennis succession planning towards his retirement in 2014. However, his skills and knowledge will continue to play a vital part in the Groups continued commitment to strengthening its product offering and service within the industry as Dennis has become Business Development Director for Gainsborough Specialist Bathing.
As part of his new role, Dennis will be responsible for product design and development, research into capitalizing on opportunities within new markets, strengthening the company’s export arm and provide overall strategic business development.
Dennis concludes: “I still have a lot to do and I am ready to take on new challenges to ensure that Gainsborough Specialist Bathing remains Europe’s number one specialist bathing manufacturer.”
For more information on Gainsborough Specialist Bathing, please call 0845 680 0291 or visit www.gainsboroughbaths.com