FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
After an incredible 2016 for Jigsaw Medical, which has seen the company significantly exceed its original growth targets, the company continues to strive to maintain it’s very innovative approach to market demands and our focus is to continue our growth plans however, as any business leader will tell you maintaining year on year growth and continuing to develop new modes of delivery is the key to success.
In order to continue to be the market leading company, Jigsaw has identified the need to continue to invest in and strengthen it's resilient management structure to allow it's existing business to develop and grow. Therefore, we feel now is the right time for us to appoint a Managing Director to allow us as #TeamJigsaw to focus on development of new business opportunities and maintain and grow our existing business.
The new Managing Director will be responsible for the operational delivery and day to day management of Jigsaw Medical Services Ltd, with Chris Percival, CEO, focusing on strategically driving the Group into new and exciting areas and this will also allow time to focus on the Jigsaw Group’s continued planned expansion.
Julie Mercer, formally Commercial Director of Jigsaw Medical has been appointed as Managing Director. Julie is highly experienced in Management and leadership; a former Nurse and Operational Director for NHS Professionals she was responsible for the design, set up and implementation of the current “NHSP” organisation commissioned by the Department of Health becoming the largest ‘in-house’ national temporary staff provider of the NHS. Prior to joining Jigsaw Julie also worked in the private sector on the successful completion of a major M&A project comprising of 5 individual acquisition targets and subsequent re-engineering of the business model. This resulted in the growth of Group turnover by £250 million and an increase in headcount of over 1000 permanent staff.
Chris Percival, CEO at Jigsaw Medical Said:
"With the business growing so quickly across it’s three divisions, the appointment of Julie as Managing Director is a critical move to continue this growth and continued commitment to patient centered services. This will allow me to continue in the capacity of Chief Executive and support Julie and the Directors and individual divisions on a more strategic level and focus on other areas of expansion across the Jigsaw brand."
Jigsaw Medical Services is one of the UK’s leaders in medical services, offering a range of services for the commercial, media, NHS and events sectors. The core areas of our business are first aid training services, event & clinical services & 999 services to NHS Ambulance Trusts.
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