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Charles Owen announces new Chief Executive Officer

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Charles Owen are delighted to announce the new appointment of Matt Bullock as Chief Executive Officer (CEO) with immediate effect. Matt will join the Wrexham-based manufacturer aiming to push forward the company’s status as a world leader of equestrian safety products. He’ll continue to work closely with Ricky Hone, Managing Director of Charles Owen, who’s been with the company for 37 years.

Matt’s worked in the branded sport product sector for his entire career, with vast knowledge and experience that’s seen him succeed in senior management positions at Nike, JD Sports, Go Outdoors and New Balance.

Matt said: “I’m excited to be joining Charles Owen, a prestigious brand committed to saving lives with the highest quality products made in the UK. There are many challenges that I’m ready to face, but even more opportunities to grow the business.”

The Chairman and fourth generation owner of the family business, Owen Burek, said: “I very much look forward to working with Matt as we continue our drive to save lives and become the world leader in equestrian safety. Following the untimely passing of my father a year ago, the company has undergone a challenging period of transition. Matt’s appointment signals the start of a new exciting chapter for Charles Owen. It comes against the background of possibly the most challenging of circumstances, but I believe Matt has the experience and resilience to lead and grow the company.”

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