David started his career in the Metropolitan Police Force, graduating from Hendon Police College as its top student in 1983. He then worked in the bathroom industry from 1987 onwards, gaining valuable experience in a number of sales roles. David founded Crosswater in 1998 and led the acquisition of Simpsons in 2006 and Bauhaus in 2008. As founder, owner and Chief Executive Officer he led the company until Crosswater was acquired by Bathroom Brands in 2014, at which point he became a director at Bathroom Brands Group Limited.
Stephen joined the Group in April 2020. Previously with Ideal Standard where he held the role of Managing Director, UK and Western Europe, and holds an MBA from the University of Brighton. Stephen has an impressive track record of successfully developing and growing businesses both in the UK and across international markets, through multiple channels including distribution, specification and online. Prior to working within the sector Stephen held various senior leadership roles within industrial and manufacturing organisations.
Jeremy’s first role was in his local ASDA supermarket. During his time with ASDA he worked in a number of roles before leaving as Regional Manager. Jeremy then joined Wickes and spent his time in several management roles before finally taking on the role of Managing Director. During his time with the business Wickes was acquired by Travis Perkins and at this point he joined their Group Executive Committee as Divisional Chairman.
Since 2014, Jeremy has spent time as a Non-executive Director in various industries and on charity boards, in both the UK and South Africa. Most recently joining Bathroom Brands in 2018, Jeremy brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to the business.
Vikram joined the Group in September 2017 as the UK Finance Director and took on his current role as the Group CFO in March 2018. Vikram is a Chartered Accountant, holds a master’s degree with honours in business management and a first class bachelor’s degree in electronics engineering. Prior to joining the Group, Vikram worked for nearly 10 years with PwC on a wide portfolio of clients from FTSE 100 listed groups to private equity and owner managed businesses which include a number of high profile companies in industries including retail, construction, financial services and travel. Vikram has extensive experience in a number of areas including accounting, tax and corporate reporting matters; M&A and capital market transactions (including Class 1 transactions, IPO / trade sale and financial due diligence); and controls and process optimisation. Since joining the Group, Vikram has been involved in a number of projects including exit planning, successful refinancing of facilities, implementation of a new MI and group reporting software, strategic restructuring and cost base optimisation, and continuous process improvement.
Tim obtained a diploma in Construction Management from Sydney Southern College in Australia and subsequently studied Chinese language at both Griffith University Australia, and Beijing Language University China. Prior to his involvement in the bathroom business, he worked in the construction sector, and hotel management. He is fluent in Chinese, and has lived in Asia for more than twenty years. In 2005, Tim co-founded Bathroom Brands with Patrick Riley, and set up the company’s first office in Shanghai, China. Since then he has developed the Far East quality control, sourcing, and administrative operations. That included opening offices in Guangzhou, the Group’s Asia Regional Headquarters in Singapore, and the Group’s IT office in Croatia. Tim is experienced in all aspects of supply operations: purchasing, production planning, quality control, inventory management, and product development. He is a major contributor to the development of products within the brands of Burlington, Clearwater and Britton. Tim also led the innovation of the company’s in-house Gateway ERP system, which controls data and content for the Group’s end-to-end supply chain solutions.
Nico graduated from the London School of Economics with a BSc in Economics. He co-founded Bathstore.com with Patrick Riley in 1991, growing the business to a substantial portfolio with a complementary e-commerce arm. In 2003 the business was sold to Wolseley Group and Nico remained with Wolseley Group until 2012. As a board member at Bathstore.com, Nico was responsible for product procurement as well as store expansion. He joined Bathroom Brands in 2012.
Patrick co-founded the Bathroom Brands business in 2005. He graduated from Rhodes University in South Africa with a Bachelor of Commerce degree and subsequently obtained an honours degree in accounting from The University of the Witwatersrand in South Africa. He then qualified as a Certified Public Accountant in Texas, US. He started Bathstore.com in the UK in 1991 where he worked as CEO until 2000. In 2000, a CEO was appointed and Patrick worked effectively as Chairman. Bathstore was sold to the Wolseley Group in 2003.
Roger worked in two advertising agencies before joining Ideal Standard UK in 1970. After a few years as Product Manager he became Marketing Director in 1980, progressing to Sales and Marketing Director in 1987 and Managing Director UK in 1994, a position held until 2006. In 2006 he became Vice President Europe, a position held until his retirement from Ideal Standard in 2011. Roger has taught Marketing to graduate students, been the President of the UK Bathroom Manufacturers Association (twice) and Chairman of the National Home Improvement Council.
Alan joined the business in March 2019 as the Chief Operating Officer. Alan joined the Her Majesty’s Forces from School and served 11 years prior to commencing a career in Logistics and Manufacturing. He has a wide and varied portfolio of customers across and broad spectrum of industries in which he has lead operations. Over the last 15 years of his career he has focused on Transformational activity, divestments and integrations.