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Christopher Simpson


 

I may state emphatically that any business that avails itself of this invaluable potential support can be considered truly fortunate.


 

David Fox acquired his original very small business in 1979. In the intervening years, David has built up organically a hugely successful business with annual revenues approaching £25 million and employing over 230 people.

Initially, the business was engaged in manufacturing electrical control panels. But progressively this expanded into complete control systems and indeed for some customers, building complete machines.

The business has achieved sole supplier status with some of the world’s leading machine manufacturers. The customer industries include machine tools, printing, food manufacture, scientific equipment, and many others.

I have personally observed much of this remarkable development and to a lesser extent have been involved in supporting some of the initiatives. It has all been founded on David’s foresight, energy and ability to lead. I would consider the main factors in the success to be:

  • Building and motivating a highly skilled workforce
  • Investing heavily in the latest manufacturing technologies
  • Introducing and developing the latest marketing concepts
  • Achieving extraordinarily high-quality standards and levels of support
  • Providing customers with additional services, allowing them to focus on their key competences and which produced added value for the business

All this success was demonstrated by the highest recognition from the Manufacturing Excellence Awards and Best Factory accolade.

The skills, experience and entrepreneurship that made his extraordinary success possible are now available to other businesses with the establishment of this new initiative, Blanford Fox. I may state emphatically that any business that avails itself of this invaluable potential support can be considered truly fortunate.

 

Christopher Simpson BEng(Hons). MBA. CEng. FIMechE. MICE. FRSA

Sloan Fellow London Business School

Freeman of the City of London

Managing Director, Simpson Associates

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