We are excited to announce that we have reshaped our management team, appointing a new industry-leading chairman, in our bid to reach a target turnover of £50 million.
IT industry veteran Martin Ewart, a former managing director of Logica and Head of Group Technology at HBOS, has joined as our new chairman. This move is coupled with the appointment of Huw Martin, Head’s managing director; Lee Murray, deputy managing director and commercial director; and Anna Payne, managing director of Head Medical; onto the board which includes Finance Director Callum Lyle, Martin Ewart and Paul Atkinson, our former chairman, who remains as a non-executive director.
“I am delighted to be taking on the task of chairman,” says Martin Ewart. “I first got to know Head Resourcing with HBOS and rated them as among the best in the business. There is a great team here and my focus will be to support them in their strategy of driving value for both candidates and clients. There are some exciting plans ahead for both Scotland and the rest of the UK.”
Huw Martin, who has worked with Paul Atkinson for 15 years, said “This is a fabulous opportunity for the business. We have plans to push past a turnover of £50 million with new geographic locations, new service offerings and further investment in our people. We’ve won a reputation for great service, this is integral to our company values and we intend to keep this at the core of everything we do.”
Lee Murray, who has been with Head for nine years, said: “We’re delighted that Martin is joining our business. His appointment reinforces our credibility within the IT and business change marketplace across the UK. We look forward to working with Martin on our ambitious plan and on a number of initiatives, which will enhance our position as a leader in our field.”
“In a service-related SME business, such as Head Resourcing, attracting and retaining the best talent is key to future growth and success. With the board appointments of Lee, Huw, Anna and Martin, I am confident that we have taken a major step forward in enabling Head Resourcing to maximise its potential in its markets both in the UK and overseas,” said Callum Lyle.
The changes have come about after Paul Atkinson, who is also a founder of leading boutique investment network, Par Equity, and fellow founder Gordon Adam, agreed a new investment structure which will give the management team and senior staff a larger stake in the firm. Paul remains a major investor after concluding a deal with Gordon, who has stepped aside to focus on other business interests.
“Gordon and I have been together since 1995 and as my longest standing business partner remains one of my closest colleagues. We’ve made the changes so that we can have a more focused yet flexible investment structure providing the opportunity to extend the business in a number of complementary ways. It also gives our people running the show the incentives to make it work even better,” says Paul Atkinson.