Natuzzi promotes from within

Leather upholstery retailer franchise Natuzzi has appointed Matt Gayleard as Country Manager for the UK. Matt has worked with Natuzzi nearly three years, initially appointed as Head of Product & Marketing and most recently as UK Brand Director.

Matt will report directly to Regional Manager UK, S-A-E Europe and Middle East, Cosimo Cavallo. In his new role, Matt will be responsible for all UK business operations, including taking an integral role in developing a franchise strategy for the UK. Before joining Natuzzi he worked for Orange, Unilever, Habitat and Warner Brothers.

"Our stand-alone Natuzzi stores are a key part of our business, as of course are our existing retailer relationships, which provide us with fantastic opportunities to build awareness of the brand with our target consumer," said Matt. "Going forward, we are keen to build our business with franchise partners that share the same values as Natuzzi and have the experience to drive the brand's equity and sales growth within the UK."