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New ceo at Crown Paints

Published: 7 December 2009
Crown Paints has announced the appointment of Brian Davidson as group ceo. Mr Davidson takes up the role as of today and replaces Graham Hallworth, who steps down from his position as executive chairman. However, Mr Hallworth will remain involved as a strategic advisor.
New ceo at Crown Paints
Mr Davidson's appointment follows Crown's first year of trading under new management after private equity firm Endless purchased the company from Akzo Nobel.
Commenting on developments since then, Mr Hallworth said: "Following the acquisition by Endless in September 2008, the company faced some significant challenges. I am pleased to say they are either dealt with or are well on the road to a satisfactory outcome. It has been a tough but enjoyable 14 months in which the team have worked extremely hard, the result of which is a much stronger business."

Commenting on his appointment, Mr Davidson, who joins from bus and coach manufacturer Alexander Dennis, said: "I am delighted to be joining Crown Paints at such an exciting time in the development of the business. Crown Paints has fantastic brands with great products and I am looking forward to working with the team to enhance our customer experience, building on the good work already completed by Graham Hallworth."


Published prior to March 2014
By worker
when endless sell crown the safer the staff will be hope brian makes the difference

Published prior to March 2014
By Pete
Given the opportunity,some people would have preferred to be offered redundancy and taken their chance.Taking home less than 1100 per month is not adequate.And No I dont agree that when the business grows more people will be taken on.All they want to do is make more profit for themselves.Yet theres still the same amount of work being done,and paint going through the door.
Published prior to March 2014
By S
Guess your complaining is due to Sour Grapes, many people have kept their jobs, and once the business grows additional people may get the opportunity of work. At least it's a British company again.
Published prior to March 2014
Pete, Sarah would you have been happy if Endless did not purchase it but it was closed down?
Published prior to March 2014
By Sarah
I agree with you Pete.Someone I know works at Crown,they have made a good profit,but are still not satisfied,want more profit.Well I hope it all comes crashing down around them.
Published prior to March 2014
By Pete
Yes and since endless took over there has been NO pay rise,Job Losses,and now another change in shift pattern,meaning pay cuts of 20%.No top management losing money of course,just the lads on the shop floor,who Im sure are struggling to make ends meet as it is. Hope your pleased with yourselves Endless.

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