Personal Touch chief exec Crawford quits

Personal Touch chief executive Doug Crawford has resigned after less than two years at the firm.

Crawford, who joined in March 2010, has been temporarily replaced by non-executive director Max Wright, who will stand in until a permanent replacement is found.

Crawford’ will be joining conveyancer My Home Move as chief executive.

In September, Personal Touch recorded profits of £2.3m for 2010 compared with £2.6m in 2009.
The network saw turnover of £60m and says it has strengthened its net assets by more than 25 per cent and its cash position by over 50 per cent.

Crawford says he leaves behind a strong management team. He says: “The network is in great shape and the team is implementing a four-year vision and strategy, which will continue to differentiate it from everyone else in the market. I know Personal Touch will continue to be successful and I wish the team well as they continue to take the business forward.”

Wright said the team’s strength is down to Crawford’s work at the firm since he joined in March 2010.

He says: “On behalf of the board, I would like to thank him for his hard work and leadership and give him our best wishes as he moves to take up his next challenge.

“We have started the search process for a replacement and in the meantime it is business as usual.”