Lawe sees a future at UK Flooring Direct

UK Flooring Direct has hired Sean Lawe, former Specsavers group supply chain director as coo.

Lawe spent 16 years at the optician chain.

‘This was an opportunity to join a business that is growing – and growing quickly. It has reached the stage, with more than 170 employees and plans for many more, that the senior leadership team needed to reflect that. It’s part of the evolution of the business, which every firm that expands quickly needs to go through,’ he says.

‘In my previous role at Specsavers, the company grew to having between 45% and 50% of market share and was a major success story. Part of that was down to knowing when the time was right to go to the market for the right people to strengthen the team. When it comes to supply chains, I try to keep it as simple as possible and, whatever the product – whether its frames or flooring – 95% of the process is the same.

‘Items are made, they are moved and then they are delivered in an effective manner. My objective is to make sure we achieve excellence and that is what brings me satisfaction. These are very exciting times for UK Flooring Direct and I am looking forward to helping Jason, Josh, Darren and the rest of the team deliver continued fast-paced growth.’

‘We are delighted to bring in someone with Sean’s knowledge and experience. We have serious growth ambitions for 2021 including several new categories and Sean will play an integral part in that,’ says Jason Ashby, UK Flooring Direct chief executive.

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