Nick, who joined the BA group in December 2017, brings a wealth of experience to the role having previously held senior management roles at Nobia AB and Howdens Joinery – two of Europe’s largest kitchen players.
This is a key leadership appointment following the investment partnership with H2 Equity partners who took a majority shareholding in BA in August 2017.
Brian McCracken officially steps down from his current role as managing director and takes up the role of non-executive director. Kieran McCracken also steps down from his director’s active role & also takes the role of a non-executive director. Both will continue to be members of the BA board.
Brian commented “After 28 years of starting & steering the business along with Kieran and a great management team through many changes it is with great pride that I pass the baton to Nick to take and lead BA on the next steps of our journey. Nick’s previous experience & working with him in his COO role for 9 months now has given us valuable time together to explore all parts of the business. Nick is now firmly ready to take the challenge on. Both Kieran and I support and wish Nick the best for the new role and times ahead”.
Nick commented “I’m truly excited about leading the next chapter of the BA story. Brian and Kieran have built an amazing business with a reputation for quality, design and manufacturing prowess. It’s an honour to be taking this role at such an important time as we launch new products and services. I believe we have a strong business and a great team around us and I’m looking forward to continuing the BA success story”.
Multi-award winning BA is the UK’s largest independent manufacturer of Kitchen, Bedroom and Bathroom furniture components. Operating out of three UK based manufacturing sites we supply the Independent Kitchen retail sector with an individual full kitchen and bedroom offer via an award-winning online portal MyBA. In addition, BA manufacture and supply volume OEM products for some of the biggest names in the UK Kitchen & Bedroom market. We manufacture and distribute décor panels under the UKUDO brand and export these and other products to over 30 countries. BA also serve the UK new-build project market with a turn-key solution from design through manufacture to full installation.
Nick who takes the CEO role from September is a well-known face within the industry having over 15 years’ experience in the KBB marketplace not only in the UK but across Europe.
Starting at MFI Group in 2003 and worked during its transition into Howdens Joinery across a number of roles before leaving in 2012 as Head of Sourcing & Product Development, Kitchens to take on a Europe wide role with Nobia AB as Executive Vice President, Sourcing, Product Management & Sustainability.