People: Business Partnership; RH Commercial Vehicles

Chris Davis
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Business broker Business Partnership has appointed of a new regional partner in the East Midlands.

Chris Davis, who will be supporting business buyers and sellers in Derby and Nottingham, has a background in engineering. He spent more than a decade in the aerospace and rail sectors, working in sales, procurement, programme management and engineering before becoming his own boss in 2007 after leading a successful management buyout of one of the businesses he had been running. Following a bolt on acquisition, the business was ultimately sold to a major supplier.

Based in Allestree, Davis was introduced to Business Partnership 14 years ago when he was looking to buy a new business.

“Tim Bayley, the regional partner for Birmingham and Warwickshire, was handling the sale and even though it didn’t work out he taught me the valuable lesson that there will always be a buyer for every business,” he said.

“I’ve managed businesses through good and difficult times and understand the pressures and opportunities involved in running, owning and selling your business to gain maximum value. Business Partnership’s values of professionalism, trust and honesty are congruent with mine and I’m looking forward to joining a team of more than 20 partners with many decades of experience between them.”

George Richardson

RH Commercial Vehicles (RHCV) has appointed its first in-house group health, safety and facilities manager.

George Richardson has joined the team in this brand-new role.

Nigel Baxter, managing director at RHCV, said: “I am delighted to welcome George to the RHCV family. As we have grown it has become increasingly clear that the high demands of health & safety compliance are ever increasing. We work in a ‘risk’ sector and it’s important that we have ensure our processes and policies are of the highest standards to keep our staff and customers safe.”

Richardson has 25 years’ experience in health & safety and environmental management and his track record covers all aspects of the discipline as well as facilities management, construction design management, fire management, food production retail, transport management, warehouse operations with leading multi-national companies.

He said: “It’s a really exciting time for RHCV and I am thrilled about working with the growing team at such a dynamic time for the company.”

RH Commercial Vehicles whose headquarters is on Blenheim Industrial in Bulwell (Nottingham) has expanded from four (Nottingham, Leicester, Alfreton and Northampton) to six sites since May this year – with two new locations in Newark and Peterborough.