Sofamaker Ashley Manor has doubled its development capacity in the UK through the appointment of an East Midlands-based development team led by furniture designer Scott Coggan as its new design director.
With an industry background spanning the Christie Tyler Group, Scheme Designs, Fabb Sofas and Buoyant Upholstery – where he was appointed design director at just 26, and was instrumental in taking the company from the brink of receivership in 1999 to producing 3000 suites a week in 2005 – Scott is renowned for his commercial drive and creative vision, says DM Midlands CEO Mark Smith.
“I am beyond excited about this creative partnership," says Mark. "I have admired Scott throughout our joint climb up the furniture design ladder, and feel completely enthused about the chance to combine our ideas and take Ashley Manor to the next level of commercial creativity.”
Scott comments: “My passion for the sector is unwavering. I can see plenty of opportunities in this current economic climate to wow customers with unbelievable added value detail, a fresh and modern flamboyance and newness. I'm excited for the next chapter.”