After 23 years in the bathroom industry, Crosswater founder and executive director at Bathroom Brands Group David Hance has announced that he is stepping down from his position at the company, to move into a non-executive director role and dedicate more time to personal projects.
Hance founded Crosswater in 1998, after a career in the Metropolitan Police, and famously starting out by selling taps from the boot of his car. The company went on to merge with Bathroom Brands in 2010 and become a multimillion-pound business.
“My career in the industry has been a fantastic and fulfilling ride. I’ve experienced the rush of entrepreneurship, overcome many business challenges, trained exceptional employees, and have connected with some truly wonderful and inspiring people who have enriched my working life. I have enjoyed every moment of my colourful career and am proud to step back, having left the Group in the capable hands of a talented and experienced management team destined to deliver continued success,” said Hance.
“Dave has been highly influential in building our strong portfolio of brands, particularly Crosswater. His savvy business sense and unparalleled product knowledge has been invaluable to the Group. We wish Dave all the best with his new endeavours, whilst continuing to benefit from his counsel on the board as a non-executive director,” said Stephen Ewer, CEO of Bathroom Brands Group.