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Mark Richardson (Vice Chairman)

Mark-Richardson.gif#asset:838:urlManaging Director - Blum UK

Mark Richardson is the Managing Director of Blum UK and has been with the company for more than 32 years. Mark took over as CEO in November 2009 and prior to that was Blum's operations director with the added responsibilities of sales and distribution.

Mark studied Mechanical engineering at Westminster University and after a "bit of dabbling in the financial services sector" joined Blum in 1985 as sales office manager.

Working with Blum all these years has given Mark a significant level of experience in the cabinet furniture industry - both domestic and contract.

His hobbies include travelling, cinema, eating out and socialising. Mark is a keen squash player, avid Rugby (Union) fan and regular swimmer. Married (happily) with 2 children (boys) Mark's general comment on life is; "so far so good!"