Our Team

Tom Basford

Tom Basford

Sales Manager

‘Mr Tom’ has been in the industry for over 20 years starting out at Brabantia as a field sales rep before joining Grunwerg. When he isn’t charging his new electric car, Tom can be found taking orders from customers, often in a bar.

“It’s hard to soar like an eagle when you’re flying with turkeys.”

Lisa Lund

Lisa Lund

Sales Office Manager

Lisa has been in our sales office for over 25 years and knows more about our products and customers than everyone else in our business put together. Lisa is the first person to pick up the phone.

“Hello GRUNWERGS!”

David Grunwerg

David Grunwerg

Company Director

David Grunwerg, IGL director, has been a leading figure in the housewares industry since the 1970s and has been critical in the development of the Global brand in the UK turning I Grunwerg Ltd into a major player in the UK housewares scene.

“When I retire, I think I will go into politics. I will be very good at stopping arguments.”

Alex Beattie

Alex Beattie

Financial Controller

‘Beats’ looks after the money at Grunwerg as Financial Controller and manages the accounting department. Alex maintains a tight ship, keeping firm control over our systems and stock management.

“Expenses awaiting approval (Policy Issue).”

Ben Grunwerg

Ben Grunwerg

Purchasing Manager

Ben ‘Son of David’ followed his father into the family business. Now looking after the purchasing of company stock and helping with the company’s e-commerce development. Spends most of his time cooking staff lunches on the BBQ.

“You are more like your father than David”

Dan Parkinson

Warehouse Manager

‘Continuous Improvement’ Dan leads the warehouse team, and monitors processes to make sure we are doing everything the best way. From Goods In, to Final Dispatch – he has got his eye on the lot!

“You aren’t growing if it isn’t a challenge!”

Zia Rahim

Zia Rahim

E-commerce Manager

‘Mr Zia’ builds, maintains and runs the company’s websites, performing many roles in marketing, operations and sales. Zia can code, graphic design and works from our offices in London helping operations to run whilst always maintaining a 200m minimum distance from a Nando’s at all times.

“Can I be paid in Nandos vouchers?”

Kim Bailey

Digital Marketing Manager

Kim joins our team to provide us with expertise on all things social media and creating a buzz in the online world for our products is her aim. She manages our social accounts, arranging content and responding to all our eager fans! Kim also manages a mix of influencers and YouTube stars aiming to get our products in the spotlight.

“Guess who’s just messaged me on Instagram?!”

Katie Hall

Marketing Executive

Katie joins the team having worked at Utopia Tableware and comes with good knowledge of the housewares and catering industry. Katie looks after our exhibition stands, our B2B website and is a point of contact for all marketing enquiries.

“Wait….. let me get a coffee first”

innovation awards

David and Charles Grunwerg “Kitchen Heroes”