Leading Growth Expert Appointed Non-Exec Director of UK Water Quality Firm

by Aimee Lawrence

Monday, March 4th, 2013

A top business growth expert renowned for being a driving force in entrepreneurship and new venture creation in Scotland has been appointed as a new director of a leading UK water quality firm.

Panton McLeod has appointed influential businessman John Anderson as its new non executive after a period of impressive growth in 2012 which saw it increase its turnover by 73% to £3m with a proportional increase in net profit.

Mr Anderson will be pivotal to accelerating the expanding business’ ambitious growth strategy by exerting his experiences of specialising in emerging and high growth companies – as recognised by his role as Chief Executive of The Entrepreneurial Exchange, Scotland’s leading organisation for growth oriented entrepreneurs.

Jim Panton, CEO at Panton McLeod hopes that Mr Anderson’s abundance of expertise will help to further secure and strengthen its reputation as being one of the UK’s leading drinking water solutions company.


Jim said: “Panton McLeod has seen very positive growth in the year to December 2012 and our goals for 2013 are equally ambitious.

“We are delighted to welcome John who will be a driving force in helping our growth strategy move forward due to his vast skills and expertise in business planning, strategy and financial governance.

“As Chief Executive of The Entrepreneurial Exchange, John has exposure to and influences 400 members of the organisation by encouraging, inspiring and supporting entrepreneurs to build businesses of scale.

“His vital knowledge and experience will help reach the ambitious business targets set by us at Panton McLeod and we are confident that he will help us to deliver our growth orientated strategy that will further establish our position and grow our influence amongst UK’s leading names in water quality.”

John will now focus on helping Panton McLeod take advantage of the significant opportunities that it faces, which also now includes an emerging subsidiary Company serving the US water industry, utilising his own experience in every way possible.


He said: “I am delighted to be taking up the position and working closely with Jim and the rest of the team to drive forward and sustain the excellent services, expertise and quality the companies we supply want and expect.

“I will continue improving the growth strategy of the business and keep generating new strong ideas for the firm which is the driving force behind the Panton McLeod’s ongoing success. I will continue to motivate and encourage everyone in the team which is something I have always strived to do in every business I have had links with.

“This exciting opportunity will give me the chance to utilise my skills while I get to work with one of the most exciting and prominent names in the water industry as it continues its recent and impressive growth from strength to strength.”

John is also a visiting Professor at the Hunter Centre for Entrepreneurship at the University of Strathclyde, Chairman of Gabriel Investments angel syndicate, Chairman of AWS Ocean Energy Limited, a founding GlobalScot member and a Member of the Prince’s Trust Scotland Council.

More information about Panton McLeod and its services can be found at the website http://www.pantonmcleod.co.uk.


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