Yorkshire HR, employment law, and health and safety consultancy Howarths has appointed a new director.
Elizabeth Gooch has joined the board a non-executive director to support the firm’s five-year growth plan.
Gooch founded Eg Solutions in 1988 and the company was listed on AIM in 2005. It completed several transactions including secondary placings, acquisitions, and global distribution and strategic partnerships, before being acquired in November 2017.
Gavin Howarth, managing director at Howarths, said: “I am proud and delighted that Elizabeth has joined Howarths to support our ambitious five-year growth plan.
“Elizabeth is a proven entrepreneur with significant and impressive experience, having started a business from her bedroom which she grew to a PLC employing over 130 staff – with the product she pioneered now used in over 50 countries worldwide.
“Her knowledge and experience of starting, scaling, and growing businesses is unparalleled, and will be key in helping shape the next stage of growth for Howarths as we look to realise our ambition and vision for the company. Myself and my co-directors, Tracey Hopkins and Charlotte Geesin, are very much looking forward to working with her.”
Elizabeth Gooch added: “Howarths is an ambitious business led by an energised team. It’s already impressive roster of clients – including brands such as Jacuzzi Group UK, Moda in Pelle, Northern Ballet, Express Bi-folding Doors, Easigrass, and Opera North – demonstrates the high calibre of work the team delivers across employment law, HR, and health and safety.
“What I love, though, is that amid its commercial growth and impressive client list, Howarths remains a proud family-founded business that has kept people and community at its core. I am delighted to be working alongside the team to help shape their future growth.”