Leading synthetic surfacing supplier Notts Sport has strengthened its senior management team with the appointment of a new Chief Executive and Chairman.
New Chief Executive Andy Carter joins the team to lead the company's expansion in the UK, while former Chief Executive Shaun Patrick moves to Chairman, and will further grow the company's overseas operation.
Andy was asked to join Notts Sport after carrying out a review of the company in autumn 2008. The former Independent Management Consultant recommended how the firm can continue to grow through the economic downturn. Impressed with the analysis, Shaun Patrick asked him to stay on and implement his strategy.
Andy is no stranger to steering companies through their continued development. The former Managing Director of sport kit supplier Club Sports Outfitters Ltd has also established new brands from start-up level in the UK, including Team Tex (UK) Ltd, which supplies child safety seats.
Commenting on his reason for joining the leading surfacing supplier, he explained: "Notts Sport is successful and well-planned in its current operations, and I joined the company because I am 100 per cent happy that it won't simply ride out the recession, but expand through it.
"This is probably the friendliest and most responsive company in which I've been involved - there's an extremely strong work ethic and excellent relations within the team and with clients. These qualities are a real asset in this business.
"My aim now is to use the existing strengths of Notts Sport as a platform to expand trade and push the company's turnover to a new level.
Exciting times and challenges lie ahead, and I am looking forward to implementing the new strategy."
Notts Sport Chairman, Shaun Patrick said: "Andy has much expertise in the UK supply and distribution sectors and over the coming months his dynamic approach will help Notts Sport continue its business growth.
"My new role as Chairman will also mean the investment of more time and energy in developing international markets. We already have a strong foothold in Europe, Asia and North America, and these are growth areas for the sports and play industries."
Picture :-From left to right; Chairman Shaun Patrick and Chief Executive Andy Carter of Notts Sport.