We are delighted to welcome the entire Team at Golden Coast to the PPG family and look forward to working as a group together to better serve the pool industry in the UK & Ireland. Having been involved with Golden Coast in recent months, I am a firm believer that this will be the coming together of two strong companies which will only enhance the offering to our customers in the Wet Leisure Industry.
We have rebuilt and grown the PPG UK & Ireland business in Newbury during my 18 months with the group. I am extremely proud of their achievements during a difficult period, almost doubling the turnover in such a short time and establishing ourselves as a key supply partner to our customers. As much as I have really enjoyed the challenge, I have had one eye on retirement for some time now. I deliberately did not want the news of my retirement to get in the way of the great news of the acquisition of Golden Coast by Pollet Pool Group. Now that the deal is done and the news is out in the world, I could not have wished for a more memorable ending to my career.
A next exciting phase of the new wider Pollet Pool Group development in the region has started. Adam Clark, who will be known to many of you at Golden Coast will be taking on the role as General Manager for the two separate companies of PPG UK & Ireland and Golden Coast. I will retire at the end of June. I will be retained for a few months so will not lose touch immediately.
I want to take this opportunity to wish Adam all the very best in his new role and the whole Team every success, I look forward to seeing their progress and am very confident in a strong future of the two companies under the Pollet Pool Group.