Topps Tiles announces Paul Forman to join its Board as Independent Director and Chairman designate

– UK, Leicester –  Topps Tiles Plc (LON: TPT) the UK’s leading tile specialist, today announced the appointment of Paul Forman to its Board as an Independent Non-Executive Director and Chair-Designate, effective on 1 July 2023, to succeed Darren Shapland as Chair on 1 October 2023.

About Paul Forman

Paul is an experienced director of both listed and private equity-backed businesses, gained in various executive and non-executive roles. His experience includes chief executive roles at three FTSE250 companies: Essentra PLC, Coats Group PLC, and Low & Bonar PLC. He is also a former non-executive director of Brammer PLC. He is currently Senior Independent Director at Tate & Lyle PLC and Chair Designate at FSI, the private equity-backed flavors and fragrances business.

Paul Forman said: “Topps is a business with a clear strategic focus and a strong proposition for consumer and trade customers. The Group has come through the pandemic in good shape, with a robust balance sheet and a strong executive team, and the opportunities ahead are exciting as it continues to grow its share of the UK market for tiles and associated products. I look forward to working with the Board and the senior management team as we build on these strong foundations.”

About Topps Tiles Plc

Topps Tiles Plc is the UK’s leading specialist supplier of tiles and associated products, targeting the UK domestic refurbishment and commercial markets and serving homeowners, trade customers, architects, designers, and contractors from 304 nationwide Topps Tiles stores, three commercial showrooms, and six websites.

Since opening its first store in 1963, Topps has maintained a simple operating philosophy ‐ inspiring customers with unrivaled product choices and providing exceptional levels of customer service.


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