John Blackburn steps down as MD of Coram UK

Coram UK, the company behind Impey Wetrooms, Coram Showers and Geesa accessories, has announced the resignation of long-standing managing director, John Blackburn (pictured).

In a statement from Coram UK it said Blackburn – who joined the business as managing director in 2014 – will be leaving the company in November to seek a fresh challenge in the sector. During his time as MD, the firm said he successfully led Coram UK, and its brands, through a period of growth and adjustment.

He will be succeeded by Steve Huntly (pictured below), who has been with the business in the role of group sales director, since April 2017.

Speaking about his resignation, Blackburn said: “I have enjoyed my time at Coram UK immensely and would like to thank my colleagues for their support and hard work over recent years.

“My decision to step back is motivated by my desire for a new challenge and to build upon the lessons learnt in growing both UK brands across multiple markets.”

Said Huntly: “I am incredibly excited to step into a new challenge at Coram Group and am looking forward to driving sustainable growth and progress across our whole showering solutions portfolio.

“It’s an extremely exciting time for our group, as we focus on significant new UK product launches and partnerships with our sister brands from across Europe.

“I would like to offer my sincerest good wishes to John who will be greatly missed by all at Coram UK.”

In February 2019, the UK bathroom manufacturer, which is part of Dutch group Coram Sanitary Bv, embarked on a complex company restructure that saw it consolidate its UK manufacturing facilities and create one head office in Somerset.

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