IWS Group is thrilled to announce the recent appointment of Richard Harden as Chief Executive Officer. This move comes as part of the Group’s ongoing strategy to further drive innovation and growth, ensuring sustained leadership in the sector.
Richard brings his wealth of industry experience to IWS Group with a strong leadership background, having held CEO and MD positions at previous companies, Stuart Turner Ltd and WILO, alongside his role as President of the trade organisation BPMA. He has enjoyed a successful career built around improving top-line growth for private equity-backed firms, leveraging strategic partnerships and formulating innovative sales and marketing strategies to regularly achieve significant growth milestones.
Under Richard’s leadership, a key focus will be on amplifying the established collaborative strengths of IWS Group to provide a seamlessly integrated solution for customers in the industrial workspace. This cohesive approach is ultimately aimed at enhancing our customers’ satisfaction and safety, as well as increasing the overall impact and efficacy of IWS Group’s unique value proposition in the marketplace.
Commenting on his new position, Richard said, “It’s clear IWS Group is a very ambitious company with a strong track record of organic and acquisition-driven success and a clear vision for growth, which is what attracted me to the position. The future of the group excites me, and I am delighted to lead it into its next phase of growth and innovation”.
“We’re extremely excited to have Richard on board as our new CEO,” said Neil Stephenson, Chief Financial Officer for IWS Group, “Richard’s extensive leadership background and his proven track record of accelerating market share aligns perfectly with our strategic vision for IWS Group. His dynamic leadership and innovative approach is just what we need to navigate the evolving market landscape and propel IWS Group to new heights. We look forward to the fresh perspective and the boundless energy he brings to our team, and we’re confident that under his leadership, IWS Group will continue to thrive and achieve great success.”
About IWS Group
IWS Group is a family of market-leading product brands, manufacturers, and service companies providing essential services and supplies to the logistics, material handling, and other industrial sectors across Europe and beyond. The IWS Group portfolio of companies currently consists of Beaverswood®, Brandsafe®, Rack Group, and Anco Storage.