Denby regrets to announce that David Bolsher, previously marketing director of Denby Brands, sadly passed away on January 10 aged 46 at St Leonards Hospice in York, following a 14-month battle with Motor Neurone Disease.
David was a popular and respected person in the housewares industry. He was an energetic, respected and well-liked consumer marketer, who had a positive impact in all the organisations he worked in during his 24-year career, that was tragically cut short.
He started his career with United Biscuits in 1989, working at Ross Youngs for six years. McVities followed, leading the launch of the ‘Go Ahead’ brand. In 1997 he moved to Australia with its Smith Snack Food Company, before returning as international marketing controller.
After more than 10 years with UB, David joined Sarah Lee Bakeries, before then beginning a career as a senior interim marketeer. Projects included Campbells, Premier and United Biscuits.
For the last eight years, David was the board director at Denby Pottery, leading marketing, online and retail functions, making a significant contribution to the business.
David was a great all round team player and knew how to get the very best out of the people he worked with in all parts of the organisation. All those who worked with David enjoyed his sense of fun and admired his passion for brands and ideas that could transform a business.
The marketing and housewares community has lost a great character and a true professional.