Roberts Radio chairman set to retire

After 23 years with Roberts Radio, chairman Leslie Burrage is set to retire on March 31.

Known affectionately as ‘Sir Les’ among his peers, Leslie has spent 58 years working in the consumer electronics industry.

His career at Roberts Radio started when Glen Dimplex acquired the business in 1994. During his time at the helm, Leslie has overseen a number of key launches – including the first portable DAB Radio, Sound Systems and Internet Radio.

Fergal Naughton, chief executive officer of Glen Dimplex, said: “I wish Leslie every success in his retirement. I’d like to thank him for his commitment and the significant contribution he has made to Roberts Radio and Glen Dimplex.”

Leslie will transition to the role of advisor to the chief executive officer in order to facilitate a smooth handover.

With a heritage of more than 80 years, and a reputation for producing premium-brand radios for the consumer market, Roberts bills itself as the UK brand leader in portable radios with a range of over 100 different DAB, analogue, world radios, and internet radios.

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