Managing Director : HF134

Our client is internationally recognised as the leading expert in the design, manufacture and sale of coated paper security products. They are experts in the development and manufacture of multi-layer coated products on a variety of substrates utilising advanced coating technologies. Recent developments have resulted in a focus on aqueous and environmentally friendly coatings and products.

Following a period of review across the business they have now successfully put in place the processes and the necessary investment to drive next generation technologies, new products and markets. Particular focus has been on environmental and sustainability, where a reduction in non-recyclable plastic products has provided an exciting new sector with significant growth forecast. With an enviable reputation and strong balance sheet in place, a new leader is now required to continue this growth following the impending retirement of the current Managing Director. Future expansion from both acquisitions and organic growth will require a creative yet disciplined approach to achieving the ambitious targets of the future.

The Person

  • A track record in executing growth strategies, ideally within an SME business at Managing Director level.
  • Experienced in developing and commercialising new products; ideally from the process/chemistry/mechanical engineering industries.
  • Entrepreneurial in approach, with the agility, pace and hunger for advancement.
  • Both commercially and regulatory aware, with close attention to detail essential.
  • Proven leadership, influencing, communication and interpersonal skills across a range of staffing levels and functions.
  • Relishes the opportunity to run a business with a great deal of autonomy and accountability.

You will have total Profit and Loss responsibility for the Speciality Coatings business and as a member of the group board, steer the business to continued success and maturity.

This opportunity will attract those who enjoy a high degree of autonomy, have strong ethical standards, high energy, commitment and resilience.

In return you will enjoy a considerable reward package that includes a bonus mechanism up to 100% of salary. A car, pension and private heath packages are available along with relocation assistance if needed to this most attractive part of the UK. Occasional international travel is envisaged.


Significant salary plus up to 100% bonus and executive package.


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    Neil Watkins


    Neil Watkins