Roomservice by CORT Prepares for Growth in 2012 with a Series of Key Appointments and Promotions
Roomservice by CORT, the UK’s leading furniture solutions provider owned by Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway, is preparing for expansion in 2012 with a series of key appointments and promotions.
Graham Smith, the company’s Finance & Operations director, will become the new Managing Director. Graham has worked for the company for 26 years and was a founding partner of the original Roomservice business which was acquired by CORT in January 2008. His original business partner and Roomservice by CORT’s current Managing Director, Roger Hollis, will be retiring from the UK business at the end of 2011, but will be acting as a consultant for CORT’s US relocation business.
Karen Counterman, who joined the company from Clearview Relocation in 2010 as Business Development Manager, has been promoted to Sales Director and will focus on growing the company’s furniture rental revenues. Karen’s role has been strengthened with the appointment of Iain Crichton, who was recently appointed as Business Development Consultant. With over 35 years of international relocation experience, Iain is one of the sector’s best-known faces and will ensure that Roomservice by CORT maintains its position as the market leader in the industry.
In a further move to consolidate the company’s activities in the private rental sector Tim Swaddle has been appointed to Head of Residential Sales.
Roger Hollis, retiring Managing Director of Roomservice by CORT comments: “I have spent a significant proportion of my working life building Roomservice by CORT into a successful and dynamic business. I am very sad to say goodbye to the industry and all the people I have enjoyed working with over the years. However, I am leaving the business in the capable hands of an enthusiastic and experienced management team, who will maintain the high standards of product and customer service on which we have built the business.”
Graham Smith, newly appointed managing director of Roomservice by CORT comments: “We are very grateful for everything that Roger has done for the business over the past 26 years and we all wish him well in his future plans. Roger’s drive and commitment has helped take us from a small start-up business to being part of the UK’s leading furniture rental providers. Our new management structure will enable us to take the business into the next chapter of its growth and development and we are very excited by our plans for 2012.”
For further information on Roomservice by CORT and the services it offers please visit www.roomservicebycort.com. For more information on CORT, Roomservice by CORT’s parent company in the USA, please visit www.cort.com
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CORT is a Berkshire Hathaway Inc. (NYSE: BRK.A and BRK.B) serving more than 80% of the Fortune 500 companies. For more than 35 years, CORT has been the leading provider of rental furniture, accessories and related services in the “rent-to-rent” furniture industry. CORT established operations in the