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Rolawn invests in the future with key staff appointments

26/09/2019

Chris Matson, Rolawn Executive DirectorMarket leading turf and topsoil manufacturer Rolawn Limited is continuing to recruit with eight new head office staff joining over the last few months. This positive move reflects the desire to strengthen key areas of the business in readiness for future developments. 

The business is delighted to welcome Chris Matson to the newly created board position of Executive Director. This is a main board position and includes responsibility for Human Resources, Finance, IT and Company Secretary duties, as well as Rolawn’s two workshops.

These are key functions within the company which have a significant part to play in supporting the needs of the business and its growth plans going forwards. 

As an experienced Senior Leader and Director, with an engineering background, Chris has invaluable knowledge of UK Regulation and Legislation including Health and Safety, Employment and Contract Law, Corporate Governance and ISO. 

Chris is joined by new Finance Manager Pete Smith who has been recruited to head up the day-to-day operations of the Finance Department which has been further strengthened recently with the appointment of Finance Assistants, Amanda Hodgkin and Victoria Minty.

The senior management team has also benefited from the appointment of Dave Webster as Warehouse Operations Manager who has over twenty years of experience working in the Transport, Warehousing and Logistics Sector including DIY, Print Media, FMCG and Retail, with additional extensive experience in Health and Safety, HR and ISO.

Sales and Marketing welcomed Hannah McGouran to the new role of Copywriter and Web Content Creator, responsible for ensuring customers receive timely and relevant communications about Rolawn’s products and services, and Customer Services Coordinator, Robert Theakstone, has brought the skills and experience required to uphold the service levels that has seen Rolawn achieve Feefo’s coveted Gold Trusted Service Award. 

In IT, Assistant Wayne Towse now provides the reassurance that business critical systems continue operating uninterrupted by technical setbacks.

Paul Dawson, Managing Director at Rolawn, explains what these appointments mean for the business; “After sustained growth we have a really positive outlook ahead. The new talent and skills that these appointments bring to the business is an essential part of achieving our plans and continuing our drive for the creativity and innovation that will help us meet future customer needs.”

Elsewhere, the business has continued to fill roles in its Warehouse and Workshops to fulfil customer demand.

Rolawn’s new team members pictured above, Chris Matson, Executive Director and below, left-right, back row: Hannah McGouran, Dave Webster, Pete Smith, Robert Theakstone; front row: Amanda Hodgkin, Wayne Towse, Victoria Minty