The Wandsworth Group has appointed Charlie Salter as the company’s new non-executive chairman with a remit to ensure that the company capitalises on its market-leading technology and long heritage to spearhead growth.The longest established wiring accessories manufacturer in the UK and a specialist at the cutting edge of nursecall and healthcare technology, The Wandsworth Group will continue as a family-run business, with the Salter family maintaining majority share ownership. The company’s previous non-executive chairman, Richard Salter, has stepped down and his son Charlie is a fourth generation link to the 108-year-old company’s founder. He takes on the role of non-executive chairman as his first hands-on involvement with The Wandsworth Group, following a successful business career that has seen him launch, set up and internationalise a series of B2B businesses.
Comments Charlie Salter: “The Wandsworth Group is a well-established and respected business with a technically advanced product range, a talented management team and an admirable reputation in the marketplace, both at home and abroad.
“I have a very strong personal connection with the business already but I also have the advantage of a fresh pair of eyes and a strong commercial background so I am well-placed to help the company play to its strengths and identify new opportunities, ensuring that we build on Wandsworth’s past and have a clear path mapped out for the future.
“I am also clearly focused on the need to feed growth with investment and will be putting in place an investment programme that will help us maximise our potential going forward.”