Our People

Our Chairman David Cowan has been in the Housewares and Tableware industry over 60 years and is still active today, giving advice and sharing his experience and knowledge of the business.

David’s family were the original founders and owners of Cole and Mason and in 1975 David designed the world’s first acrylic pepper mill. David is still actively designing new pepper mills today.

Nicholas Cowan (CEO) and Richard Cowan (Sales Director) have continued in their father’s footsteps, developing and expanding all the product ranges available from DMD.

Using their vast knowledge of the retail markets and expertise in design and sourcing they have developed DMD into a world-class producer and distributor of Housewares, Tableware and Homewares products.

As you would expect with a design led business our Design team is at the forefront of our business.

Headed up by Isabel Szpuk, who has over 20 years experience in the Housewares and Tableware industry working for both for retailers and importers, Isabel looks after a talented team of surface pattern and product designers. The senior members of this team include Dharmesh Mistry and Carrie Hallam who have both been with DMD for over 10 years. Working hand in hand with retailers has helped to create some of the Housewares industry’s leading ranges.

Rob Blackburn heads up the UK Sales team and has over 20 years’ experience in the Housewares sector.

Nicol Hon heads up our International Sourcing team in Hong Kong and has many years’ experience working for Marks and Spencer and Debenhams in Hong Kong.