Hexcite Group, a leading provider of design, communication, brand activation, signage, display and merchandising products and services for major brand owners and retailers, is delighted to announce it has appointed Simon Langley as a non-executive director.
Simon is an experienced executive with a long successful career in the retail store fixture and leisure interiors sectors. With a manufacturing background spanning over 20 years, Simon has delivered successful projects in the UK, across Europe and throughout the world for many well-known and recognised brands, including Whitbread, Travelodge, Vodafone, Samsung, Tesco, Asda, Apple, Sony, Aston Martin and Waitrose.
Simon has worked for several major industry players, notably Vizona UK, where he was instrumental in turning one of the subsidiaries into an award-winning and profitable unit. More recently, he worked for Heartbeat Manufacturing, where under his leadership, he delivered record performances including winning industry awards such as Property Supplier of the Year and Overall Supplier of the year for Whitbread PLC.
Simon joins the Hexcite Group as it continues its expansion. Created by private equity fund Elaghmore in 2019, the £70 million turnover Group comprises Blaze Signs, Cygnia Maintenance, Kesslers International and Gardners. Acquired this year, Blaze is one of the UK’s largest manufacturers of specialist signage, and Cygnia is the UK’s largest dedicated signage maintenance company. Blaze and Cygnia will work alongside Kesslers and Gardners. Founded in 1893, Kesslers designs and manufactures outstanding display and visual merchandising solutions and Gardners is one of Europe’s leading designers and manufacturers of large format visual displays.
Marcus Moir, non-executive Chairman of Hexcite Group, said: “Simon’s extensive experience and numerous high-level industry relationships will be immensely valuable. He will help us deliver our ambitious growth strategy during a period of unprecedented market conditions. We are fortunate to have been able to attract Simon to join our Board.”
Simon Langley said: “Careful discussion with Hexcite and its PE backers, Elaghmore, revealed a high degree of compatibility in terms of outlook and values. I am looking forward to supporting the further development of the Group as it enters the next exciting phase of its growth plan.”