Serocor appoints board member
Lawton has an extensive track record as a finance director in rapidly growing entrepreneurial businesses, notably Tribal Group Plc, which he helped to grow from a start-up to a £250m business over a 10-year period.
He was also a founder trustee of the Tribal Group Foundation, funding health and education projects in Africa, India and Nepal. He is currently CFO board advisor to five SMEs and holds two non-executive director posts.
The board previously worked with Lawton during the Serocor Group restructure, so he has intrinsic knowledge of Serocor’s structure and understands its objectives he likes its clear growth strategy and feels that his experience at Tribal will help the Board build a great group of companies.
Lawton has extensive experience in building high performing teams, sound systems and controls, and robust cash management. He is an expert in M&A activities, and in dealing with private equity firms and banks, which the company believe will help its business plans significantly over the coming years.
Lawton commented, “I have known the leadership team at ARM and more recently Serocor for over 18 months they have a clear strategy for growth and have impressed me with their determination to innovate. I’m delighted to have joined the Serocor Board, to assist with their expansion plans in the UK and overseas.”
Mike Gawthorne, CEO of Serocor, said, “We’ve worked with Simon on our most ambitious project to date – the restructure of ARM and the formation of Serocor. His appointment as a non-executive Director adds balance to the Board, bringing extensive financial and M&A experience in-house, and enabling Serocor to achieve its growth objectives.”