Lakes Showering Spaces has announced the completion of a management buyout led by its current Board of Directors.
Managing Director Mike Gahir, Finance Director Bev Brown, Sales Director Darren Bedford and Operations Director Chris Thain have now acquired the entire share capital of the Tewkesbury-based business and will become joint owners.
Lakes was launched in 1986 by the late Robin Craddock and his father. Robin’s work and legacy are described as being “influential in building the success of the brand and its independent, family run ethos, as well as its strong reputation for first class customer service and quality products.”
In recent years, the Board of Directors have helped to continue developing the business, with the team now committed to upholding the values that have underpinned Lakes’ offering. Managing Director Mike Gahir said: “This move also allows us to continue supporting our customers across the UK in line with the history and reputation of Lakes. We are all delighted to be able to announce this exciting new era for Lakes and look forward to what lies ahead.
“We would like to extend our heartfelt gratitude to the entire Lakes team for their unwavering support, hard work, and dedication over the years, which has enabled us all to reach this point. Their contributions have been instrumental in making this business the success that it is today.”
Mike added: “Going forward, we will continue supporting our team to grow and thrive, while maintaining our family culture, core values and commitment to excellence.”
Lakes is a leading manufacturer and supplier of showering spaces, including walk-ins and bath screens, selling exclusively through builders’ and plumbers’ merchants, and retail bathroom stockists.
The company’s products range from “timeless classics to contemporary designs catering for a wide range of bathrooms sizes and styles” and all products come with a “no-quibble, lifetime guarantee for ultimate peace of mind.”
Lakes is a Carbon Neutral Plus organisation, having achieved the Carbon Plus Footprint Standard in 2020.