The husband and wife team have worked and established Ladelle in the UK for the past six years, exhibiting at many of the major retail shows and recruiting a team of sales agents.
They returned to their home country of New Zealand last July to be closer to their families and have worked remotely since then – but were back in the UK to deliver the Ladelle stand at Spring Fair and assist on the Ladelle stand at Ambiente.
Evelyn said: “We have now returned to New Zealand and, after some 35 years with Ladelle – 29 of those managing the New Zealand business – we are retiring from the company at the end of this week.
“The Ladelle business will continue in the UK with our team of sales agents who will be managed from the Ladelle head office based in Melbourne (Australia) by our colleague Dorothee Hiebsch, international sales manager. Dorothee in turn reports to Andrew Wilson, general manager sales & marketing. Between them, they will have their fingers on the pulse of the Ladelle business in the UK.”
Ladelle offers an extensive product range including kitchen and dining textiles, canisters, utensils, bakeware, oven-to-tableware, dinnerware, serveware, glassware, serving boards and décor items.
Ladelle’s Loop serveware