Turnaround specialist Dave Knight has left his post as md at Axminster Carpets, the heritage Devon manufacturer.


Mr Knight, who joined the recovering carpet business in the spring of 2016, is succeeded by sales director and former Brintons executive Jonathan Young.

In prepared comments, chairman Jo Dawson said he was "really pleased that Jonathan will lead Axminster Carpets in this next phase of its rejuvenation."

He added that he had every confidence in his ability to lead the people who make Axminster so special and that he was excited about the many possibilities that lie ahead.

Mr Dawson's Yorkshire based H. Dawson Sons and Company business acquired a majority stake in Axminster, a customer of the wool supplier, back in 2016.

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