Harwood announces changes at the top

November 20, 2020


Harwood Building Control has recently undergone an internal management buy-out, whereby David Woodward and Ben Cheeseman are now the two Directing Shareholders for the Harwood Group of companies. As a result of this, Paul Robinson remains a fundamental part of the Harwood Team and will aid the Building Control Project delivery services, while Martin Robinson has departed the company.

David Woodward – Harwood CEO explains….

I want to personally thank Paul and Martin for all their hard work, dedication and what they have achieved, while being part of the Harwood Board of Directors and helping to grow the company to where it is today.

As part of these management structure changes, Ben will now take up a new role as Commercial Director, while the Harwood Board introduces Kevin Blunden as the Compliance and Technical Director.  I am delighted to welcome them both into their new roles and wish them every success.  I’m looking forward to working with them to drive targeted growth in our business, whilst exploring new opportunities wherever these may present themselves in the Building Control market.

I have every confidence in our Senior Management Team and the exciting company future we will set out to build, which will also need the whole of the Harwood Team, our greatest asset.

As everyone is aware 2020 has been a difficult year, but as is often the case, challenges for some in the market, present opportunities for others.  I have been so pleased how Harwood, as a collective, have and will continue to respond to events that have been beyond our control, yet reacted so constructively. I still stand firmly behind our aim from the outset of COVID-19 that ‘Harwood comes through this crisis with pride on how we’ve dealt with the challenge and is stronger and leaner for the experience’.  Testament to this aim is that the SMT appreciates, we still have a way to go and we cannot direct the wind, but we can adjust the sails to remain on course.