BSH UK has announced the death of its longest serving CFO, Colin Blake, who passed away last month after a short illness.
Blake retired from BSH in 2014 after a successful 40-year career with the company. Alongside former CEO Uwe Hanneck, he played an instrumental role in introducing and establishing the Bosch, NEFF, Siemens and Gaggenau brands in the UK and Ireland markets in the 1980s.
Following this, Blake then initiated and oversaw the successful relocation of BSH from Hayes to its current head office in Milton Keynes in the late 1990s.
Nathan Coburn, HR director at BSH UK and Ireland, worked closely with Blake during his time as CFO and said: “Colin was well known for his sharp wit, but also for his extraordinary business acumen, knowledge of our customers and passion for our products and brands.
“He will be fondly remembered by all those he worked with at BSH and also the wider industry.”