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Stevenage based distributor takes David Elder as new boss, while Jo-Anne Foreman leaves

Widget takes on new MD

Widget has taken on David Elder as managing director, effective November 1st.

Elder returns to the industry after a break of three years, during which he has been a non-executive director and run European operations for a Canadian vendor.

He was one of the founders of Widget, and then its commercial director until 2008.

Grant Davidson, formerly general manager of operations at Widget, is promoted to the board as operations director.

 “Grant’s appointment confirms the strength of the management team at Widget,” commented Elder.

“I am looking forward to working with him, and the rest of the team, in providing the service that our customers and suppliers have come to expect.” 

Meanwhile, Jo-Anne Foreman is leaving Widget to become head of TDConsumer Electronics, a division of Computer 2000, in December.

“Leading such a successful team at Widget UK during a period where we achieved so much has been hugely enjoyable. I have learnt a great deal during my time with Widget and wish everyone there continued success moving forward,” she said.

Mark Needham, Chairman of Widget UK added: “We thank Jo for the immense contribution she has made to our business over the last three years. We now look forward to taking our business to the next stage of its evolution with David Elder at the helm.”

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