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Next steps confirmed for Halewood International following death of CEO

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By Ishbel Macleod, PR and social media consultant

October 18, 2011 | 2 min read

Following the death of Halewood International chairman and CEO, John Halewood, on Saturday 15 October, the family has confirmed the future of the group businesses - Halewood International, H&A Prestige Packing and Willow Water - will remain in their current independent form.

Andy Smallman, managing director for Halewood International, said: “In losing its inspirational Chairman, CEO and majority shareholder, the Group has undoubtedly suffered a huge loss. The directors however following meetings yesterday have confirmed that the ownership and control of the Group businesses will remain with Mr Halewood’s family in accordance with Mr Halewood’s wishes.

“Our aim remains the same as before: to develop our sales and brands in the UK and overseas. We have a strong team in place to deliver Mr Halewood’s and the family’s vision.

“There will inevitably be a period of adjustment following our loss but we believe, as Mr Halewood himself believed, that the Group has a bright future. We are operating in a very challenging trading environment but, due to the strength of our brands, they are out-performing the market. Mr Halewood’s family will continue to build on that strength to retain the position as market leaders both in the UK and overseas.”

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