Retail heavyweight joins The Children’s Furniture Company
The Children’s Furniture Company (TCFC), which specialises in durable, affordable furniture, has appointed Gareth Williams, the former boss of retailer Sofa.com, as its chairman, as it enters a new phase of growth.
The announcement follows a year of expansion and investment for the Milton Keynes company, which has also moved to a new office and showroom.
Gareth drove Sofa.com’s online growth strategy from 2010-15. In his role at TCFC, he plans to develop a successful multichannel strategy with the launch of the new showroom, located in a converted barn in Calverton on the outskirts of Milton Keynes.
Company founder Clare Hanson says: “It’s a real coup for us to get Gareth on board at TCFC. Gareth’s understanding of the market will be pivotal as we look to further expand the company. While times have recently been tough for the high street, we are proof that an open-minded approach to how to balance online with offline retail can pay dividends.
Gareth adds: “Clare and Paul are testament to how hard work and passion combined with a unique offering can result in success for an SME, even in challenging market conditions.”