AKW appoints another ex-employee to board level following buyout

Ruth Ingledew, MD, AKW

AKW, a provider of accessible shower and kitchen solutions, has appointed a new managing director, who like the recently-appointed CEO, formerly worked at the company.

Managing director Ruth Ingledew was formerly AKW’s marketing director up until 2012, after which she spent six years as CEO of myaware, a UK charity focusing on the condition of myasthenia.

Nick Parsons, who previously worked for AKW until 2011, has also joined as Group CEO following a company buyout in March to Pennant Park.

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Parsons has many years of experience managing businesses and he brings with him a wealth of industry and core customer links within the reduced mobility sector.

Ingledew will be looking to build the company’s brand still further in the mobility sector.

She commented: “I am very pleased to be back at AKW and also to be playing a part in the next stage of the company’s development as a leading provider of accessible bathroom, kitchen and daily living products.

“There are many short and long-term growth opportunities that we are exploring at present and we will of course continue to offer our unparalleled service and product offering to customers moving forwards.”

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