Nick Garratt, MD of ercol, is to leave the company after 13 years with the business. Nick joined as operations director and oversaw the reorganisation of the company's manufacturing facility and the development of a new supply chain.

Nick was promoted to MD in 2013 and went on to put in place a new leadership team and develop the product range and brand, growing the business to a turnover of some £20m. 

Nick says: “ercol is an amazing company, and the integrity and values of this family business have kept me here for much longer than I originally planned. I have really enjoyed my time here working with some great people, and to all those who have given me such wonderful support I would like to offer my personal thanks." 

Nick, leaving by mutual consent, added that after such a long spell with ercol he was “now looking for a new challenge”. 

Edward Tadros, chairman of ercol, says: “Nick joined ercol in January 2005 and has successfully progressed through the company from operations director to sales director and on to becoming MD in 2013. 

“In all these varied roles Nick gave freely of his energies and expertise to help the company succeed and grow consistently. ercol has greatly benefited from his energy and dedication. Nick’s constant stream of new ideas and actions have contributed significantly to the growth of the company. 

“I am clearly very sorry to see Nick leave our company and I am looking for a successor, but I know that Nick will continue to do his very best for ercol over the next months."