Parseq puts clients first with appointment of new CEO

PRESS RELEASE: Parseq, the fastest growing provider of multi-channel business services, has appointed Tony Strong to lead its management team. Tony joins from Communisis where he doubled turnover over the last five years in his role as group operations managing director responsible for 2,000 staff and 14 locations across the UK.

Parseq chairman David Carman said: “Tony is used to working in multi-disciplined, highly regulated environments, he understands our clients’ businesses and has a great affinity with the people on the shop floor because that is where he started his career.

“We are delighted to welcome Tony to the Board of Parseq and look forward to working with him as he supports our divisional managing directors to build our client relationships. His total focus will be to put us in a different and differentiated league to our competitors.”

Before Communisis Tony held a number of senior executive positions including UK regional manager at Cargill, a global grain and oil seed producer and general manager for the UK operation at Lubrizol, a US-based chemical manufacturer with a turnover of $350m across three sites in the UK.

Chief Executive Officer Tony Strong said: “I plan to focus on three key areas to achieve our ambitions: attracting and retaining the best talent, profitable growth and operational excellence.

“Parseq has already invested a significant sum in the last six months improving the support we provide to our people through development opportunities, including Lean and Six Sigma qualifications. We have unveiled a new brand which categorises and measures all of our employees performance by linking their job roles to the service they provide for our clients which are to:

“Acquire new customers for our clients, Retain existing customers for our clients or Improve internal client processes.”

Parseq’s client portfolio includes the top ten UK banks, utility providers, insurance organisations and charities which it services from its seven UK locations in Rotherham, London, Glasgow, Sunderland, York, Leeds and Brighton.