One of the industry’s best-known distributors, Gerald Simonds Healthcare, has undergone a change in management following its managing director’s decision to semi-retire.
Doug Robinson has stepped down from his role as managing director and has been replaced by Michael Devine, who was previously sales director.
Meanwhile, Brett Gillham, who was previously operations manager, has been appointed to the board as operations director.
Mr Robinson took the decision some months ago to semi-retire at the end of the company’s current financial year on Tuesday, a spokesperson said.
They added: “Going forward, he will be working two days a week for the foreseeable future as commercial manager.”
Gerald Simonds’ founder, who gave his name to the company when he set it up in 1983, retired from the business at the beginning of 2019.
At the same time the dealer was acquired by London-based investor Borrum Healthcare Group for an undisclosed amount.
The investment firm said it plans to help Gerald Simonds increase its geographical coverage and develop into “new and complementary product areas”.
Borrum claims 60 years of board-level experience and it is primarily led by Richard Boys-Stones and Bob Darke, who have both had experience as business leaders and a background in health, finance and retail respectively.