Nestware turns to Barrett

Carpetright and Flooring and Carpet parent Nestware has named Kevin Barrett, former Howdens and Sainsbury’s director as chief executive.

Barrett has worked across the B2B, financial services and retail sectors: working at Accenture, Sainsbury’s where he was director of strategy and also director of space and formats, before becoming Howdens group development director and subsequently commercial director and then managing partner at business consultancy Re_Set.

He will also be responsible for Flooring Megastore, Flooring Supplies and The Floor Room.

‘I am delighted to be joining Nestware as we plot the next stage of transformation and growth for each of the group’s businesses, and am really looking forward to working with the team. I am very impressed by the strengths of the different brands and, given my previous experience, I am humbled and excited at the opportunity to work with a group that delivers products and services to companies, tradespeople, and consumers,’ he says.

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