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Dreams IT director Richard Baker departs after 10 years

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Dreams IT director Richard Baker has announced his departure from the furniture retailer after a decade.

He joined Dreams in September 2012 as its head of IT, having held the position for over five years before being promoted to director of IT in 2017.

Before Dreams, he spent over 15 years at rival, Furniture Village, holding a raft of senior positions including group IT manager, group IT controller and director of IT and communications, a position he held for just under five years.

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In a statement on LinkedIn, Baker said: “After 10 happy and successful years at Dreams it’s time to say goodbye.

“Being part of Dreams’ success and seeing the company go from strength to strength is something I feel very proud and privileged to have been a part of. To my team, past and present, thank you for your support, resilience and commitment. Everything we’ve achieved here has always been a team effort.

“To my colleagues at Dreams, it has been a pleasure working with you. Thank you for making my time at Dreams such a fulfilling experience.”

He added: It’s been a privilege to lead Dreams IT for the last 10 years and work with so many talented peers. I wish everyone at Dreams every success as you move to the exciting next chapter.”

Baker’s new role is as group IT director at vertically integrated horticultural agri-business, Flamingo Horticulture.

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