Golf Rules Limited has acquired Sunderland of Scotland from Harris Watson in a management buy out including former chairman, Warren Sunderland.
The new Shareholders are Warren Sunderland, chairman; Paul Silk, managing director; Brian Mair, sales and marketing director; Douglas Bryson, brand director and Kevin Fan.
Sunderland will remain in offices at Ettrick Riverside and retain all members of staff as well as the new I.T. system implemented last year and the warehousing and embroidery facilities in Mansfield.
The acquisition sees Warren Sunderland return to the company that bears his name and was founded by his great grandfather. “We are all very excited by this opportunity and are confident that we have the right team and product to ensure that we grow the business here in the UK and across the world,” he said. “By bringing Kevin Fan on board we have secured our biggest supplier which will enable us to get quality products to the market on-time and give us complete control over our manufacturing. Paul Silk, Brian Mair and Douglas Bryson have all been key players over the past few years, managing the transition and recent resurgence of the brand.”
The autumn 2007 range has been well received and there has been a significant improvement in Sunderland’s operations over the past twelve months. In addition, the company is committed to supporting The Breast Cancer Campaign for 2007, The Golf Foundation, Grow Golf Initiative (BGIA) as well as The PGA and Ryder Cup Partnerships.
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