Bathroom company appoints new MD

David Gannon

A leading bathroom manufacturer has announced a new managing director as it continues in a period of growth and investment to further align itself with customers.

Keighley-based Cavalier Bathrooms has appointed David Gannon as its new managing director, succeeding Rob Harrison who will become the chairman of the company.

The appointment, which is effective immediately, comes as part of the bathroom specialists’ strategy of enhancing the customer experience through new systems and continuing to invest in UK manufacturing.

Of his new role, David, who has 35 years’ experience in the bathroom industry, said: “I’m thrilled to be moving into the managing director position, having worked alongside Rob for three years.

“He has done a fantastic job in leading and innovating this company. We’ve had great success in increasing our manufacturing capabilities in our Keighley factory, and plan to build on this, enabling us to be more self-sufficient and less reliant on importing.”

As part of its strategic growth journey, the company is continuing to explore ways in which to better serve its customers and partner with suppliers.

“It’s time for us to truly embed our values into the business and demonstrate why we’re market-leading on both specification and value; going forward we’ll be placing even greater importance on innovation and creating ways to make our customers’ lives easier. It’s about the experience, not just the end product,” he added.

Specialising in everything from shower enclosures and wet rooms to brassware and furniture, the news for Cavalier Bathrooms follows shortly after its acquisition of Tre Mercati in 2021, allowing it to enter new markets with an increased range of brassware for both the kitchen and bathroom.

Rob Harrison, who has been at the company for 30 years, said: “It’s a really exciting time for us here at Cavalier and I’ve every faith David will take the business to the next level. The team and our customers are in great hands with David’s expertise and encouragement and I’m looking forward to watching the business go from strength to strength under his guidance.”

David said: “I’m also proud to be continuing to cement Cavalier Bathrooms as the umbrella brand behind market-leading names such as Aquadart, April, Elation and Niagara as well as delivering a service that delights our customers at every touch point. We have great plans for the next 12 months and with a workforce as committed and hard working as we have here I’m excited to see what the future holds.”

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