The UK arm of Europe’s leading workwear manufacturer, Alsico, has appointed Charlotte Clarke, as its new managing director to propel the business into its new growth strategy, with news that current managing director David Toon will step into the role of chairman.
Currently serving as UK commercial director, Clarke has overseen the transformation of Alsico’s sales operation and has been responsible for driving sustainable business growth. With over 20 years of experience within the industry, and multiple senior positions held at Alsico and leading safety workwear supplier – Arco, Clarke will be shaping the future of Alsico UK and its performance against the business’ exciting growth plans in her new role as managing director.
Speaking on the announcement, Charlotte shared: “I am thrilled to be furthering my career with Alsico, and stepping into a role that means as much to me personally as it does professionally. I look forward to combining my passion, commitment and experience in the sector to build upon the fantastic foundation delivered by our team, and drive our strategic vision forward.”
Gauthier Siau, CEO of Alsico Group also commented: “I would like to congratulate Charlotte on her new appointment, the combination of her experience, culture and drive makes her an ideal fit for the role and for the next stages of our growth.”
The latest appointments from Alsico UK support soon-to-be announced news from the European workwear group regarding its growth objectives. In their respective new roles, Clarke and Toon will be tasked with delivering a smooth transition into the new phase of growth – in line with the business’ core values.
Charlotte’s appointment as managing director follows David Toon’s move to chairman, which will both officially commence on 1st October 2023. David formed Alsico UK back in 2007 and has since been responsible for driving the UK business forward – delivering growth in the UK and value to the wider Alsico Group business across Europe.
On Charlotte’s appointment and his move into chairman, David Toon commented: “With over 20 years of industry experience behind her, coupled with her knowledge and genuine passion for the sector, Charlotte’s appointment will hugely benefit our customers and our business. Under Charlotte’s leadership, I firmly believe the company will continue to go from strength to strength and uphold the keen focus we place on quality manufacturing and customer experience. I would like to congratulate Charlotte on her new role and wish her the best in taking Alsico to the next level.”
Established in 2007, Alsico UK continues to demonstrate growth and industry-leading innovation with a number of strategic partnerships in recent years. The company recently announced its position as preferred bidder on the National Healthcare Uniform Framework – and will be working with NHS trusts this year to finalise and roll out a standardised approach to clinical uniforms across England.
For more information on Alsico UK, please visit: https://www.alsico.co.uk/