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Hasgrove Announces New Chief Executive

26th April 2006

Hasgrove, the new parent company of the leading design agency, The Chase and the marketing communications group Connectpoint, has announced the appointment of its chief executive.

Rod Hyde, the successful entrepreneur and business adviser, has become chief executive of the parent company.

He joins Hasgrove Chairman; Godfrey Taylor, a former senior partner of Deloitte; Steve Rodgers, founding director and chairman of Connectpoint, as well as the broadcaster Rob McLoughlin around the Hasgrove board table.

Godfrey Taylor described the appointment as ‘exciting’ and ‘a clear signal’  of Hasgrove’s ambitions and determination  to attract the best talent and companies to the Hasgrove family.

He continued; ‘Rod has played a vital role as a director over the last 12 months as the parent company has carefully acquired four excellent companies to create a strong and ambitious communications group’.

‘By making this key appointment we are preparing for further mergers which will help Hasgrove fulfil its stated ambition to create an unrivalled  international communications group’.

Steve Rodgers commented on the company’s plans;

‘I genuinely believe that we have a unique opportunity to turn Hasgrove into a significant international player and we can achieve that in the coming months not years’.

He concluded; ‘We have carefully chosen the companies which have joined Hasgrove and, while we continue to be cautious, we are building the right level of financial resources which will allow us to attract further ‘best of breed’ companies’.

Rod Hyde said; ‘We are in no hurry, we want to build on the excellent foundations which Steve Rodgers at Connectpoint and Ben Casey at The Chase have built’.

‘They stand for quality and creativity in everything they do and we want all Hasgrove companies to focus on providing our current and future clients with real and affordable excellence’.

‘We also want to provide as much opportunity as possible for our creative teams and staff to grow and enjoy the experience of working within Hasgrove companies’. 

The appointment take effect immediately and Hasgrove expects to make further announcements in the near future.