Paul Waite

Paul Waite

Paul Waite

Paul’s early career was spent in the technology and defence sector multi-national, before moving into recruitment and becoming a director at the RK Group. As MD he led 9 offices across the UK until December 2010. In 2011, he combined expertise and networks with David Anwyl to…

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David Anwyl

David Anwyl

David Anwyl

One of our founders and a qualified accountant, David spent the first half of his career in industry, with companies such as Diageo and American Greetings. He began his executive search career at Robinson Keane, before founding the Rowan Group in 2011.  David has experience of leading…

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Johnathan Massey

Johnathan Massey

Johnathan Massey

Johnathan specialises in Non-Executive and Chair roles for ambitious SMEs, Private Equity-backed and listed businesses.  He joined Rowan after more than fifteen years working in Private Equity and Corporate Finance, where he worked with business owners and management teams to create and realise shareholder value.  Whilst he…

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Speedy Hire PLC

Speedy Hire PLC

Speedy Hire PLC

Speedy Hire plc are a £395m turnover tools, equipment and plant hire business. In 2019, the business reviewed its business development process, as it wanted to shift towards a more commercial mindset.

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Lloyds British

Lloyds British

Lloyds British

Lloyds British, as a division of Speedy Hire, is a well-established, cash-rich & acquisitive provider of engineering testing and certification services. They are best known for testing and certifying the anchor for the Titanic.

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Chris Ravenscroft

Chris Ravenscroft

Chris Ravenscroft

Chris specialises in supporting SMEs by strengthening their operations; helping them shape their Board and Management structures to drive performance and deliver optimal margins.  He draws on extensive career in industry operating at Board level, primarily in manufacturing businesses, including ICI, Wolstenholme International, Foss and API. Chris…

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Iain Duncan

Iain Duncan

Iain Duncan

Iain brings his practical experience, banking insight and the business contacts he’s made over the years to Rowan in an advisory capacity, and will work closely with Rowan’s SME-Owner clients in all departments. Iain was a Senior Manager with global bank HSBC for over 36 years, primarily in the…

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Jane Chantry

Jane Chantry

Jane Chantry

Jane has over 25 years’ experience in Executive Recruitment, working for Hay-MSL, Robinson Keane and now Rowan. Jane was in fact our first employee back in 2011. Jane works closely with our consultants to identify potential candidates in a professional, targeted and confidential process. She loves the…

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Claire Powell

Claire Powell

Claire Powell

Claire joined Rowan in 2015, and has a total of 18 years’ experience in the business services sector, serving B2B clients in the North West. She now supports the search and selection process of Executive Board appointments within Rowan, primarily CFOs. Claire believes that nothing worth having…

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