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Succession planning at InHouse Inspired Room Design
Following continuous outstanding years of business growth Wayne Dance, Managing Director of kitchens, bedrooms and bathrooms agency, InHouse Inspired Room Design, has put plans in place to ensure an even brighter future for the coming generations of InHouse clients.
Working closely with Wayne, Directors Stuart Dance, Chris Dance and Malo Tasle, are assuming more business responsibilities in the running of the company.
"InHouse is a family run business, and now is the time to give well-deserved responsibilities to my two sons Stuart and Chris," says Wayne Dance.
"I've worked with Malo for over 20 years and he's like an adopted son. Having proved themselves in numerous roles, they are well positioned to have a leadership role in the running and developing InHouse's business and network of retailers.
"I am still heavily committed and very actively involved. Anyone who knows me knows that my laptop and phone are never far away but now is the time to pave the way for the future of the business."
InHouse represents leading German manufacturers Schüller, Pelipal and Nolte Delbrück as well as Italian company Aster Cucine. With a UK network of 400+ independent retailers, InHouse has also established highly successful businesses in the Caribbean islands, with a turnover of 10 million dollars since 2005 and a current pipeline of work in progress of a further $15 million.
InHouse has a new showroom opening in Antigua and is moving into the United Arab Emirates introducing and overseeing the opening of a massive Schüller showroom in Bahrain to service the contract sectors across the UAE, which are very lucrative and prominent right now.
Stuart Dance's core responsibility is as Sales Director - managing clients in Scotland and the North as well as working closely with others sales reps and InHouse's network of agents. Chris Dance looks after international and UK contracts, technical and design division and is based at the company's headquarters in Newcastle. Malo Tasle works closely with Wayne and Chris on contracts and regularly travels to the Caribbean with Wayne to develop further orders. Malo is also responsible for technical and design as well as being Southern Area Manager and looking after InHouse's growing network of retailers.
"I've been in this industry a long time," says Wayne, "and have seen many companies fail because they don't have succession plans in place. With InHouse now generating sales in excess of £20million in the UK and internationally, we need to have a team of top leadership talent to continue to provide what we're brilliant at - fantastic support, excellent service and quality products."
Image: From left: Malo Tasle, Stuart Dance, Chris Dance.
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