Evolve Welcomes Lee Simpson as New CFO: Taking Evolve’s Executive Team to Greater Strengths.

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Evolve Welcomes Lee Simpson as New CFO: Taking Evolve's Executive Team to Greater Strengths.

Lancashire, UK – 2023

Evolve is delighted to announce the appointment of Lee Simpson as the company’s new Chief Financial Officer (CFO). This significant addition to the executive team marks a pivotal moment in Evolve’s journey, promising a future of prosperity and demonstrating Evolve’s commitment to strategic growth.

Lee brings with him a wealth of financial expertise and holds the prestigious ACA qualification, demonstrating his in-depth knowledge of finance. His impressive career journey and proven track record is set to make him a valuable asset to the Evolve team.
Throughout his career, Lee Simpson has consistently delivered exceptional results. In his recent role as Chief Financial Officer at UK Hire Group, he played a crucial role in reshaping the finance function. Under his leadership, the company witnessed remarkable achievements, including the introduction of efficient financial processes, reduced debtor days, and a substantial 22% year-on-year revenue growth.

Before joining Evolve, Lee served as the Head of M&A at Slater & Gordon, where he orchestrated complex divestitures and led the acquisition of a high-volume legal services division. His strategic acumen was further evident in his role as Head of M&A at DCC Technology (Exertis), where he played a pivotal role in shaping the company’s global expansion.

Lee’s impact extends beyond the corporate realm. During his tenure as the Head of M&A and Programme Office at Ainscough Crane Hire, he implemented best practices, facilitated M&A transactions, and drove internal improvements, resulting in significant operational enhancements. As an Associate Director of M&A at Tyco International, Lee oversaw more than 15 acquisitions and divestitures across various Tyco businesses, cementing his reputation as a key figure in global expansion efforts. Lee has an extreme passion for ‘raising the bar’ Evolve welcomes his drive, insight, and guidance on how Evolve can take itself to the next level.

Alan Stephenson-Brown , CEO at Evolve said, “The Board is delighted to have appointed Lee as our new Chief Financial Officer. He is a proven leader, with deep financial experience and a history of having transformed businesses. I look forward to supporting him as we drive our long-term strategy to transform Evolve, ensuring it delivers for all our customers.”

Lee commented, “I am extremely honoured to take on the position of Chief Financial Officer at Evolve. Joining the company during a phase of expansion and growth is truly thrilling. This opportunity aligns perfectly with the current digital landscape in the UK, where businesses are increasingly recognising the crucial role of Managed Network Solutions in their success. The Evolve portfolio of products and services has never been more vital to shaping how our customers live and work. With Evolve’s ongoing investments in digital innovation and service modernisation, I see an even more significant role for Evolve in the future. I eagerly anticipate the exciting journey ahead.”

With Lee Simpson assuming the role of CFO, Evolve is poised for a promising future characterised by growth, innovation, and strategic financial leadership. His extensive experience and remarkable track record will undoubtedly prove invaluable as Evolve continues to evolve and thrive in its industry, paving the way for future ventures.


About Evolve Business Group and Evolve

Evolve Business Group is an independently owned company that specialises in providing end-to-end IT and managed network solutions to a range of businesses. Evolve Managed Network solutions are helping businesses to reduce costs and simplify the management of services and give business owners and their teams more time to do what they do best.

Founded in 2005, it has worked with a variety of clients across different industries around the world, building a team of highly experienced specialists to help create effective and efficient packages using any combination of different offerings. It keeps a range of cross-sector networks protected and connected.

Explore Evolve’s website to find out more about how their Managed Network Solutions can help your business stay secure.


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