Heavyweight expansion

Andrew Scott, founder of Purplex and data provider Insight Data, has welcomed two professionals to his board of directors.

Ernst Young trained chartered accountant Ashley Cartman joins as group finance director, while Charles Cook, a specialist corporate and M&A lawyer, has become a non-executive director.

Ashley has enjoyed a career that spans Debenhams and Momentum Financial Technology as well as running his own accountancy practice. He holds a diploma in strategy and innovation from Said Business School (University of Oxford) and specialises in high-growth companies.

Charles Cook is a well-known London and Bristol corporate lawyer who specialises in mergers and acquisitions. He is on the board of Bristol private equity club where Andrew is a member and recently sold his legal practice, Cook and Co, which employed 25 staff.

Andrew said: “We have a very experienced team who are industry experts and work closely with our clients to achieve their business and marketing goals. Ashley and Charles will work more strategically with me to develop our own business and identify new opportunities and potential acquisitions both for clients and ourselves.”