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November 26, 2010updated 12 Apr 2017 4:18pm

CHP promotes top team as it prepares for growth

CHP Consulting has enhanced the roles of its directors as it anticipates an increase in size by as much as five or 10 times. Andrew Denton has been made chief operating officer, adding the ALFA product to his existing sales and marketing and communications briefs.

By Verdict Staff

Photograph of Andrew Denton, Andrew Page and Ian HargraveCHP Consulting has enhanced the roles of its directors as it anticipates an increase in size by as much as five or 10 times.

Andrew Denton has been made chief operating officer, adding the ALFA product to his existing sales and marketing and communications briefs.

Andrew Page becomes chief executive, taking on European operations as well as his existing commercial role.

Ian Hargrave becomes chief financial officer, adding to his responsibilities for finance, human resources, Australia and New Zealand the American market, which he will pick up from departing director Justin Cooper over the next 12 months.

Cooper’s exit has opened up the opportunity to change the management structure as the business enters its next phase.

Denton said: “Without laying aside anything that has made our delivery record so strong, we want to grow by 5 or 10 times. We have prospects in the pipeline.

“We backed ourselves when things were bad in 2008 with a £10m [€11.8m] product investment, meaning we come out of 2010 with a killer product.”

The company will look to its overseas markets and to emerging economies for growth.

“We have global customers and not just a global customer base. We are very focused on emerging markets: from West to East, our customers are taking us there,” Denton.

Page added that the company had taken on business behind the demand curve during the boom years, and was now in the position to grow, rather than retrenching and sacking staff.

“We didn’t want to do that. We have good people and they demand opportunities for growth, so it is our prime responsibility to keep growing,” Page said.

“If you are going to go from 250 to 1,000 people you have to do it in a controlled way. Different sizes of organisation need different structures,” he added.

A further announcement about the promotion of seven directors from within the company will be made in due course.

 

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