Luxury bed maker Harrison Spinks has named Simon Spinks group chair, replacing his father, Peter Spinks, who is stepping into a nonexecutive director role. Nick Booth, who previously was marketing director, replaces Simon Spinks as managing director.
Harrison Spinks is a vertically integrated manufacturer based in Leeds, England. The privately held company was founded in 1840 and is led by the fourth generation of the Spinks family.
“I’m delighted to be welcoming Nick onto our main board and taking our beds managing director role,” Simon Spinks said. “Since joining us, he’s made a significant difference in making Harrison Spinks even more retail-partner focused. The promotion to (managing director) is not just recognition of that impact but underlines the importance we place at board level on strengthening relationships with our retail partners. Our business model relies on this relationship, so it is a critical factor in shaping our future success.”
“(The appointment of Booth) gives me more time to drive sustainable innovation. It’s an area I’m hugely passionate about,” he said. “From the invention of microcoils to buying a farm to grow our own natural materials to developing our trademarked glue-free Cortec product, we are at the vanguard of global bed manufacturing. As chair, I’ll be obsessing about how we remain as industry pioneers and working hard to unlock future innovations in luxury sustainable comfort.”
“My father, Peter, wants to reduce his time in the office, but he will continue to instill our family values and provide strategic input and remains a valued and trusted adviser to the business,” Simon Spinks added.