Colt appoints Business Development & Strategic Planning Director

We are delighted to announce the appointment of Matt Hicks as Business Development and Strategic Planning Director of the Colt Group (‘Colt’) as of 2nd May 2017. This is a new role created to support the delivery of our strategic growth ambitions.

Having completed a PhD in optical signal processing, Matt started his career in Product and Business Development roles in the Aerospace and Defence sector. He later joined PwC, in their London Mergers & Acquisitions team, where he supported businesses across multiple sectors on due diligence, transactions, integration and divestments.

In 2010 Matt joined Tarmac, the leading UK construction materials supplier, having first served them as a client whilst at PwC. He initially worked on preparing the Building Products Division for divestment, followed by a period as Strategic Programmes Director. In his most recent role, as Head of Marketing and Innovation for the Tarmac Group, Matt positioned the Company as supplier of choice for innovation and construction solutions and developed a digital strategy to transform the customer experience.

Matt, who brings a wealth of experience in Strategic Planning and M&A, said “I am really looking forward to joining Colt to support the implementation of its new strategy and assisting the business units to deliver their growth aspirations, both organically and via acquisitions.”

“We welcome Matt to the Colt Group to support the delivery of our strategy, including making acquisitions to accelerate our growth. Matt’s skill sets and experience strengthen our capabilities in this area”, said Mark Oliver (Colt Group Chief Executive Officer).

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