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FRP welcomes new Non-Executive Director

As part of the move Claire Balmforth will also join FRP’s Management Board

We are pleased to announce the appointment of Claire Balmforth as a Non-Executive Director.

Claire, who will sit on our Management Board, brings significant commercial and operational experience to the firm following a distinguished career in leadership roles across a number of high-profile retail and automotive brands including Tesco, Boots, Hyundai and the RAC.

Claire specialises in supporting and nurturing positive working cultures having held a number of HR directorships, including most recently at the Priory Group and, before this, Carpetright plc, where she also served as UK Operations Director.

Claire Balmforth, Non-Executive Director

Her appointment adds significant experience to the firm having fostered best-in-class governance for FTSE 250 firms in both executive and non-executive capacities. Alongside her role at FRP, Claire is a Non-Executive Director and Chair of the Remuneration Committee of Safestore Holdings plc and Trifast plc, and sits on the Retail and Remuneration committees for the British Heart Foundation.

Jeremy French, Chief Operating Officer of FRP, said: “We are very pleased to welcome Claire to the board and management of FRP.

“Claire brings significant knowledge of organisational leadership and employee engagement in founder led businesses to our team, and this will be a great asset in helping to drive our future growth strategy.”

In her new role, Claire will work with FRP’s network of 17 offices across the UK, which collectively employs more than 400 people.

Commenting on her appointment, she said: “As a newly-listed business, FRP has just passed a hugely exciting milestone in its 10-year history and is widely recognised as having a strong team in place ready to drive growth. I’m looking forward to helping shape the processes and people-led initiatives that will ultimately support its growth, develop the rigour required of a listed firm and enhance its already successful culture.”

Related team

Claire Balmforth

Claire Balmforth

  • Non-Executive Director

Jeremy French

Jeremy French

  • Chief Operating Officer