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Capita appoints Bill Grimsey as new NED

Capita has appointed Bill Grimsey as a non-executive director, effective from 9
Non Executive Director, with effect from October 9.

Grimsey has held a number of high profile directorships and senior management
positions across the retail sector over the past 20 years.

From 2001 to 2005, he was chief executive of The Big Food Group. He was appointed to restructure and refocus the Group following the acquisition of Booker in 2000.

He was previously chief executive of Wickes Plc. Following two years in senior management positions at Wickes’ UK and South African operations, Grimsey was appointed chief executive and was responsible for the business strategy that facilitated the turnaround of the company.

More recently he has been working with private equity organisations to secure investment in a range of projects.

Capita Group chief executive Paul Pindar says: “Bill’s appointment represents a significant addition to our Board. We are delighted that he is joining at a time when we are experiencing strong growth across both the private and public sectors. His contribution to the continued success of Capita will be invaluable.”


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National IFA Helm Godfrey reported record results for the first half of this year. Profit nearly tripled to 343,823 compared with 125,939 for the same period last year. Turnover increased by 53 per cent to 2.76m from 1.8m.

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EEF/Jelf Employee Benefits Sickness Absence Survey 2015

EEF stated in its 2015 EEF Manifesto that the UK’s growth prospects depend on people being fit, working and productive. Keeping people in work and helping people return to work is very important for the manufacturing sector. It means boosting productivity by getting people back into work as early as is possible, as well as fostering workplace cultures and environments that proactively manage individuals’ health conditions so that all can benefit from lower sickness absence outcomes.


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