Jet Aire, the Leeds based company has recently appointed Simon Lawton to their board as a non-executive chairman. Simon has been working with the drainage contractors since 2014 on a number of different ad hoc projects. Over the course of the past six months, Simon Lawton has been working with the directors and the senior management team in order to lay foundations for the next stage of the company’s growth. The company is looking to expand their presence in the provision of professional drainage solutions to the company’s commercial, industrial and domestic clients.
Simon Lawton has a great track record as a finance director for a number of rapidly expanding entrepreneurial businesses. Most notably, Simon worked for Tribal Group Plc and managed to help the company grow from a start-up company to a business with sales of over £250 million over the course of 10 years. Simon is a founder trustee for the Tribal Group Foundation which works to raise money and fund different health and education projects in Africa, India and Nepal. Simon spent two year working on a variety of different investment projects in Sub-Saharan Africa. These investment projects include a 5-star island tourist resort which is located in the Indian Ocean near Mozambique.
In 2013, Simon worked to help co-launched a new start up support services business which is called Benula Capital Limited. This support services company works within the recruitment and HR market and currently holds a number of equity stakes in several different companies around the UK and Internationally. Benula looks to help companies carry out an accelerated growth strategy through strategic financial and development advice for owners and managers.
As part of Jet Aire, Simon will be offering the Leeds based drainage contractor advice on the best ways to push the business forward. Jet Aire has been benefitting from a sustained period of growth and plans to extend further over the next five years.