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GDHA chief executive resigns

Glen Dimplex Home Appliances (GDHA) has announced the resignation of Denver Hewlett from his role as chief executive.

Mr Hewlett (pictured) has been with the Glen Dimplex family for more than two decades, joining kitchen appliance brand Belling as marketing director in 1996, where he took Belling from a name synonymous only with electric cooking to a brand with broad appeal and a comprehensive range of products.

In 2001, he was promoted to chief executive of the newly-created Glen Dimplex Home Appliances, becoming custodian of the Stoves, New World, Belling and Lec refrigeration brands.

“It is with great sadness that we have accepted Denver’s decision to leave GDHA,” said Andy Griffiths, chief executive, Glen Dimplex Consumer Appliances. “Denver has been in the Glen Dimplex family for 21 years and he believes it is now time to hand the responsibility to develop the business to a new custodian, to lead the business into its next phase of growth.

“I would like to take this opportunity to thank Denver for his dedicated service to Glen Dimplex and its people. Specifically, I would like to acknowledge the early part of Denver’s career in the re-establishment of the Belling brand, and for the leadership he gave to GDHA, and the development of the GDPA business. We all wish Denver the very best for the future.”

“This has been a difficult decision to make as I have enjoyed a long and rewarding career with GDHA and have a great deal of affection for the brands and the people,” Mr Hewlett said.  “I’ve seen the hard work and determination of our talented team restore our brands to health. When Glen Dimplex bought Belling out of receivership in 1992, I never thought that 20 years later I would be overseeing the brand’s centenary celebrations!

“I leave with some wonderful memories of my time with the business. However, I feel the time is right for me to hand over the reins to somebody new. I wish the team all the best for the future and am confident they will ensure that GDHA is a major player in the domestic appliance market for many years to come.”

Mr Hewlett will officially leave his role in December.

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