Posted on November 28, 2018

Head of business and client services appointed at Butler & Willow

Head of business and client services appointed at Butler & Willow

Leading fit-out specialist Butler & Willow has announced the appointment of Richard Woodward as its first head of business and client services.

Richard has more than 20 years of experience in commercial business development in operational management and directorial roles and has grown and sold his own successful company. In his new role, Richard will lead Butler & Willow’s sales and marketing team and work closely with the clients Butler & Willow partner with.

He is the third new hire to join the East Midlands fit-out firm at its working showroom in Long Eaton since October.

Richard said: “Butler & Willow is a leader in its field with a fantastic reputation, so I was delighted to be appointed to this new and exciting role.

“With my history of building businesses and driving companies into the future, and with over 20 years of commercial and corporate experience at a senior level, I jumped at the opportunity to help direct the company and grow the business even more.

“I want Butler & Willow’s long-standing principals of customer service and trust, design and technical expertise, and reliability and assured results to shine through everything it does. I’m looking forward to getting stuck in and working closely with the creative and talented team.”

James Willow, managing director of Butler & Willow, said: “With the rapid evolution of the workplace and so much attention at the moment on employee wellbeing, we have seen a boom in business.

“It was clear we needed to create a new role to support the marketing and sales team, and with his rich experience working with major companies across various sectors, Richard is the perfect person for the job.

“It’s our mission to create the most creative and stimulating working environments for businesses of all sizes using our expert knowledge and it’s a very exciting time with our own team growing from strength to strength.”

Butler & Willow provides workplace solutions through tailored interior design, fit-out, refurbishment, workplace furniture, mezzanine floors, shelving systems and storage solutions from office design concept through to complete installation and aftercare.

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About Butler and Willow

Butler & Willow is an award-winning commercial fit-out and refurbishment specialist operating from a fully working showroom in Long Eaton. Serving both large multi-national and independent enterprises for the past 25 years, the company designs and installs tailored workplaces that retain skills, attract talent, enhance operations and boost success.

With more and more professionals now emphasising their workspaces link to productivity, Butler and Willow has established itself as an industry recognised leader in improving the effectiveness of available workspace using tailored design, fit-out, refurbishment, workplace furniture, mezzanine floors, shelving and storage solutions.

Our site in Leicestershire is quite complex and we didn’t have a clear understanding of how to best utilise the buildings and space we had available for our business. We were introduced to Butler & Willow when we visited a mutual contact’s offices who had recently had their offices refurbished by Butler & Willow and we really haven’t looked back. The team’s enthusiasm for the project, understanding of our needs and subsequent ideas on how to get the best from our space was just what we needed and we now have a fantastic work environment.

Ben Elliot, BTE Plant Sales

We developed a great relationship with Butler & Willow who were able to provide us with a solution which maximised the space we had and allowed us to create both office and industrial spaces in one location.

Oz Chambers, Dixons Pharmaceuticals

Butler & Willow provided a thoroughly professional service which delivered our mezzanine on time and within budget. In all phases of the project, they exceeded our expectation.

Tom Howard, Games Workshop

We are delighted with modern office space Butler & Willow have created for us. The team was very creative in utilising the space that was available. The storage wall is particularly impressive and the open plan office with glass partitions allows the natural light from the individual offices to brighten up the main office area.

Mark Jones, Handelsbanken

The design created by Butler & Willow provided us with a practical, cost effective solution which not only reduced overall costs but provided us with a much better scheme all round.

Stephen Melhuish, Mansfield District Council

Having worked with Butler & Willow on a number of projects at Center Parcs Head Office I have found them to be an extremely professional and friendly company to work with. I look forward to our next project planned for 2017.

Center Parcs

Butler & Willow fully understood our problem and their creative thinking and approach delivered a perfect solution. We believe our storage system to be completely unique and we were delighted with the finished result.

Astra Zeneca