Vertically integrated U.K. bed maker Harrison Spinks has promoted Chris Townsley from interim to permanent operations director for beds, overseeing manufacturing and logistics. He started with the Leeds-based company in 2002 as an equipment operator and mechanic, receiving successive promotions to quality manager, health and safety supervisor, components production manager, and group manufacturing manager.
“Chris has been in an interim operations director position since January and has driven the business forward through challenging times,” said Nick Booth, managing director of Harrison Spinks Beds. “I’m proud to see him stepping up into the permanent role to help grow the bed business through developing customer service and spearheading our bid to deliver quality and sustainable products.”
Commenting on his new role, Townsley said: “I’m really looking forward to working toward the company’s five-year growth plan and long-term innovation and sustainability goals. I have already enjoyed being involved in many aspects of Harrison Spinks’ business strategy and planning, including new site set-ups and introducing a quality department into the business, which cemented my personal interest in progressing within the company. I’m really excited to move the beds side of the business forward and proud to be a key part of the U.K.’s most established and innovative bed and mattress manufacturer.”