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Two New Senior Hires for Metamark

October 2017

 

Primary is delighted to announce two new senior appointments at portfolio company Metamark.  

 

Matthew Enright’s appointment as Chief Financial Officer strengthens the Metamark Board and brings with it deep and relevant commercial experience as Metamark embarks on an ambitious plan fuelling its further growth through a programme of organic growth and acquisition.

 

Matt has a solid record of delivering growth and experience in implementing controls and systems supporting companies through accelerated change. In particular, he brings expertise centred on enterprise resource planning, commercial due diligence and statutory compliance in addition to solid finance credentials.  Enright’s recent career included time as finance director of TRM Packaging Limited, a specialist packaging manufacturer, where he instituted a finance department with wide-ranging responsibilities encompassing IT, HR and Commercial. He also helped oversee the sale of the company to DS Smith PLC.

 

Paul French, Metamark’s CEO, said, “Matt joins Metamark at an exciting time in the company’s development and I’m delighted to welcome him to our Board. His experience ensures he’ll hit the ground running at Metamark and deliver strong support to our management as we pursue our goals. Our plan is an ambitious one but I’m confident we’ll deliver given the team we now have in place. Our brand is strong and our markets receptive. I’m looking forward to reporting the results.” Matt added, “I’m delighted to have joined a thriving business with many more opportunities to add to the success already enjoyed.  I’m looking forward to helping Metamark deliver the next stage of its plans.”

 

In addition, James Browning has been appointed to the role of Chairman by the company.

 

James brings valuable experience to the Metamark Board given the company’s new ownership structure and its ambitious plans. Browning has successfully delivered three previous private equity backed exits for their respective investors. 

 

With experience centred on B2B businesses involved in manufacturing and distribution, and a record in value creation, Browning will influence and guide Metamark and its senior management in the delivery of a business plan that puts both organic and acquired growth centre stage.

 

Browning’s earlier career experience included time at the helm of Avery Dennison’s apparel labelling business in the UK where he was the group’s managing director responsible for a network of independent subsidiary concerns and branding implemented across a large and disparate product range.

 

Paul French, Metamark’s Managing Director, said, “I’m delighted that we’ve secured the service of James to chair the Metamark Board. Ours is an ambitious plan and James’s experience greatly strengthens our team in critical areas. We plan to expand Metamark on all fronts. That means winning share in our core markets, innovating and launching new products and pioneering new businesses those products enable. We plan to push out in geographic terms too entering new territories behind a program of acquisition and new partner appointments. Having James on board will help us greatly accelerate the pace of events.”

 

Metamark has an impressive record of recent growth and recognised as a leading brand in the sign, display and allied industries. In its new ownership, Metamark will bring scale to its operations and deliver what’s proven to be a winning manufacturing and supply formula on a much wider front.

 

Contact Jackie Adams for more information

Tel: +44(0) 20 7920 4800

Email: jackie@primaryeurope.com

read more about Metamark here

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