Bisley has made three key commercial, financial and strategic appointments to its Group Board, joining Tony Brown, Chairman, John Atkin, Chief Executive Officer and Paul Crutcher, Operations Director.

  • Robin Bayliss – Group Sales Director

Robin joined Bisley in 2017, became a UK Board member in 2018. With 32 years experience in the furniture industry, Robin has worked with manufacturers, dealers and brought two successful start-ups to the UK market.

Robin is responsible for sales through UK reseller and OEM accounts, as well as all international sales at Bisley.


  • Richard Costin – Commercial Director

Richard Costin has worked with Bisley for over 10 years, officially joining in April 2019. He has a strong track record of assessing and implementing ‘fit-for-purpose’ businesses processes, that will drive and support growth across various sales channels.

Richard is responsible for developing wholesale and retail accounts as well as key accounts in the Corporate and Public sectors.


  • David Botterill – Group Finance Director

David Botterill joined Bisley in 2013 as the UK Financial Controller, joining the UK Board in 2018. David will take on full responsibility for the financial management, control, reporting and strategic financial planning for the Bisley Group.

All Group Board members are also active in the UK Operating Board which is led by John Atkin and comprises:

  • Paul Ostrolenk – Technical Director
  • Philip Ashdown – Company Secretary
  • Helen Owen – Marketing Director
  • David Appleby – IT Director
  • Jack Redmond – Manufacturing Director

John Atkin, Bisley CEO said:

“I am delighted to welcome Richard, Robin and David as Group Board members – their collective experience, expertise and leadership will enhance and strengthen Bisley to ensure the long-term sustainable future of the business”.