Climatecars has announced Samuel Cropper as its new CEO, saying his appointment will bring strong corporate strategy experience to the fast-growing company.
Since 2007, Climatecars has enjoyed strong sustainable and the company’s new CEO plans to build on this strong position and help to take the company to its next stage.
Nicko Williamson, founder and now co-chairman of Climatecars, said: “Sam's ability to learn incredibly quickly and just pick things up has meant a smooth and confident handover.
“We remain in the final stages of my transition to Chairman of the business and I am very much looking forward to staying involved but in the back seat, watching Sam grow the business and helping/advising where I can.”
Cropper’s background is finance and strategy, having worked within European corporate restructure and corporate finance for several years.
Originally from Leeds, the 29-year old said: “I joined Climatecars after being impressed by the people involved and their motivation; initially the board and then the senior management.
“Since inception, Climatecars has been run professionally and with good values at its core - testament not only to Nicko Williamson, the founder, but to everyone here.
“I bring experience of very large organisations, previously having worked with AXA, John Laing, Kraft Foods, Ernst & Young, a logical corporate approach and a desire to see Climatecars continue growing. Thrown in with the solid work of the people already here, the sky really is the limit.”
“It would be fantastic to help Climatecars become a real giant in the sector. Not simply for the kudos of achieving growth, but to show everyone that this business can be done well, to a high standard, whilst being environmentally friendly and great value.
“There is a key word for us at Climatecars and that word is 'sustainable'. In the same way that we want our fleet and fuel usage to be sustainable for the environment, we want our growth to be sustainable to ensure that service levels and value keep improving for our clients. This means we consider growth carefully and sensibly to avoid the 'too big, too fast' syndrome that is all too common in our industry.”