Coffee machine supplier La Cimbali installs new MD for UK business

Daniel Clarke, managing director

La Cimbali UK has promoted Daniel Clarke to the position of managing director with immediate effect, the company announced today.

Clarke’s career with La Cimbali spans 12 years during which time he has been employed mainly in a sales development capacity and most recently as sales and marketing director UK.

In his new role, he will lead the five-strong senior management team and have ultimate responsibility for the operational and financial performance of the UK division, whilst reporting directly to Gruppo Cimbali, Milan.

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He takes over a business that made a loss of £172,000 on sales of £14.1m in 2016, according to the most recent accounts filed with Companies House.

“La Cimbali has an excellent brand heritage and is renowned worldwide as a leading innovator within the industry – I am very proud to be part of that,” he commented. “The UK is the second biggest market for La Cimbali outside of Italy and it is a privilege to be offered such a fantastic opportunity for which I am very grateful.”

Mr Clarke said his immediate priority is the implementation of the company strategic plan, which will see La Cimbali further develop its service offer with an increase in both the volume of resources and the scope of options available.

“We also have significant new products coming to market during 2017/2018 and our focus will be the successful launch and integration of these within our UK customer base,” he added.

Mr Clarke takes over from long-serving UK boss Carl Bjorkstrand. Companies House records show that his directorship ended on August 1.

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