David Dare, owner and Chairman of luxury furniture and cabinet maker, Clive Christian Furniture Co, has today announced the appointment of Martin Warbrick as a Non-Executive Director in the role of Growth Consultant.
Warbrick will be tasked with developing the company’s global commercial strategy through the expansion of its network of international design partners and showrooms. He is one in a series of high-profile appointments, all aimed at forging a strong platform for the brand’s continued growth under the new ownership of David Dare. Christine Saladas was appointed as Private Client Manager in January.
Warbrick’s appointment sees him make a return to the company following a 16 year absence. During his tenure as Sales and Marketing Director from 1992 to 2004, Martin played an integral role in establishing the Clive Christian brand internationally, overseeing an expansion strategy that took the brand from one showroom in the UK to over forty worldwide.
Since then, Warbrick has delivered international business growth for a range of luxury furniture companies including Brookmans, Smallbone of Devizes, Mark Wilkinson Furniture and more recently, Savoir Beds. He brings a wealth of insight and experience within the sector, having started out his career at Poggenpohl.
Dare commented: ‘It gives me immense pleasure to welcome Martin Warbrick back to the company in a dedicated role as Growth Consultant. The fact that Clive Christian Furniture Co. is now a world-renowned furniture brand is testament in part to Martin and his prudent insight into the international market.
‘His personal understanding of the business will be critical during these unprecedented times as we push forward with positive plans for the future, stabilising our long-term position in the marketplace.
‘I, along with the entire team, look forward to working closely with him as we continue to bring exemplary British furniture making to the international stage.’