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PHD Industrial Holdings appoints group finance director

PHD Industrial Holdings – a North West-based conglomerate which acquires established SMEs – has appointed Richard Blackburn as group finance director.

Blackburn, who joins from leading architectural and engineering practice BDP, has 15 years’ experience in finance, having worked in accounting firms and held international roles in industry. He started his career with Mazars, where he qualified as a prize-winning chartered accountant and later worked in audit at Deloitte.
PHD Industrial Holdings, which brings together seven companies with a combined turnover in excess of £60 million and with over 330 employees, was previously known as PHD Equity Partners before changing its structure to become an industrial holding group a year ago in a move designed to provide greater flexibility for its shareholders.

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