Tandem Group, owner of MV Sports, announces changes to the board

Stephen Grant is to step down as CEO of Tandem Group; meanwhile Jim Shears will take up the position of CEO of the Group, and Phil Ratcliffe and Jim will become joint managing directors of MV Sports

Written by Georgie Dobie

Posted 27.07.2020 | Business

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Stephen Grant has confirmed that he is to step down from his role as CEO of Tandem Group plc., after over 30 years with the business. He will however remain with the Group, having accepted a new position as non-executive chairman, effective from 1 August.

Tandem Group has also announced that Mervyn Keene will be retiring and stepping down as a director, with effect from 31 July 2020. 

Jim Shears will take up the position of CEO of the Group and Phil Ratcliffe and Jim will become joint managing directors of MV also from that date. 

Stephen Grant says: “I would like to thank Mervyn for the tremendous support he has given me since the acquisition of MV by Tandem in 2003 and in the last 10 years in my position as CEO of the Group. I wish him all the best in his retirement. 

“I would also like to thank you all for the support you have shown over many years to both me and the company. The company is in great shape for the future and I leave it in the very capable hands of Phil and Jim to take it forward in the coming years. 

“The biggest assets of any group are all the stakeholders from customer to supplier from banker to agent and from shareholder to employee. 

“I am delighted that I can stay involved with you all in my new role from 1 August 2020.” 

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