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IWS Group Welcomes Richard Harden as New Chief Executive Officer

Updated: Oct 24, 2023

IWS Group is thrilled to announce the appointment of Richard Harden as Chief Executive Officer. This appointment comes as part of the group’s ongoing strategy to drive innovation and growth, ensuring sustained leadership in the market.

A Visionary Leader Takes the Reins

Richard's appointment is a game-changer for IWS Group, given his impressive career journey. With CEO and MD roles in companies like Stuart Turner Ltd and WILO, and as the former President of the trade organization BPMA, his track record speaks volumes. Throughout his professional journey, he's demonstrated the ability for boosting revenue for private equity-backed companies, forging strategic partnerships, and introducing fresh sales and marketing strategies that have led to substantial growth milestones.

Unveiling a New Perspective

Under Richard's guidance, we're focusing on harnessing the collaborative power within IWS Group to craft seamless, integrated solutions for our valued customers in the industrial sector. This strategic direction aims to elevate customer satisfaction and amplify the overall impact and effectiveness of IWS Group's offerings in the market.

In Richard's own words, "It's clear that IWS Group is an ambitious company with a remarkable history of organic and acquisition-driven success, as well as a crystal-clear vision for growth. It's this forward-thinking approach that drew me to this role. The future of the group holds immense promise, and I'm honored to lead it into its next phase of growth and innovation."

A Bright Future Awaits

Neil Stephenson, our Chief Financial Officer, expresses his enthusiasm, saying, "We are incredibly excited to welcome Richard as our new CEO. His extensive leadership experience and a proven track record in expanding market share align perfectly with our strategic vision for IWS Group. Richard's dynamic leadership and innovative perspective are precisely what we need to navigate the ever-changing market landscape and propel IWS Group to new heights. We eagerly anticipate the fresh insights and boundless energy he brings to our team, and we are confident that, under his guidance, IWS Group will continue to flourish and achieve remarkable success."

Get to Know IWS Group

IWS Group is a consortium of leading product brands, manufacturers, and service companies dedicated to delivering essential services and supplies to various industrial sectors in Europe and beyond. Our family of companies includes Beaverswood®, Brandsafe, Rack Group, and Anco Storage.

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