Andrew Scott, founder of window industry marketing specialists Purplex and data providers Insight Data, has welcomed two heavyweight professionals to his board of directors.

Ernst Young (EY) trained chartered accountant Ashley Cartman joins as Group Finance Director, while Charles Cook, a specialist corporate and M&A lawyer, has become a non-executive director.

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Ashley has enjoyed a career that spans Debenhams PLC and Momentum Financial Technology as well as running his own accountancy practice. He holds a Diploma in Strategy and Innovation from Said Business School (University of Oxford) and specialises in high-growth companies.

Charles Cook is a well-known London and Bristol corporate lawyer who specialises in mergers and acquisitions. He is on the Board of Bristol Private Equity Club where Andrew is a member and recently sold his legal practice, Cook & Co, which employed 25 staff.

Charles said; “I have worked with Andrew on several projects over the last ten years and witnessed his business grow from a small start up to a major group of companies employing 70 staff. I’m delighted to join the board and support the business as it grows.”

Andrew has been involved in the window industry for 30 years and has built, acquired and sold several companies including fabricators, installers, glass processing and trade-counters. He launched Purplex in 2004 as a strategic marketing consultancy advising companies throughout the fenestration supply-chain and launched Insight Data in 2007.

He commented: “We have a very experienced team who are industry experts and work closely with our clients to achieve their business and marketing goals. Ashley and Charles will work more strategically with me to develop our own business and identify new opportunities and potential acquisitions both for clients and ourselves.”

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