As Brian takes a step back from the business, he sits down with us to discuss the future of Stonehealth and his new role as Executive Chairman.
Executive Chairman Brian Crowe has lead Stonehealth Ltd for over 30 years and has helped to mould the industry into what it is today. Brian shares his thoughts on the future of the company under the leadership of our new Managing Director James Diamond.
“I have been lucky enough to work alongside Brian and the team for nearly 7 years now. We have great products to offer, backed up by a great technical knowledge of the industry, this combination makes my job hugely rewarding and something I hope to be a part of for many years to come.”
James Diamond, Managing Director, Stonehealth
Brian Crowe established Stonehealth, trading then as Crowe & Co, in the 1980s as a supplier to the building, conservation and restoration trades with ethical and reliable products. Late last year Brian and Eileen Crowe made the joint decision for Brian to relinquish his role as managing director and take up a new position as Executive Chairman.
Brian is still very much involved in the business and plays a major role in the strategic development of Stonehealth. Brian will maintain the relationships he has built over the years and looks forward to being involved in future product design, development and business growth ideas for the future.
Here are a few of the questions we put to Brian and you can watch the full interview below.
Q: What do you think James brings to the business that you perhaps didn’t?
A: At the present time, James brings youth, enthusiasm and energy, which I can’t offer for the future (said with a growing smile). Now past retirement age, I still enjoy working but James is up to date with all the modern techniques and methods and he continues to do well with that.
Q: Why is now the right time to take a step back from the operations at Stonehealth?
A: There comes a time in everybody’s life when they need to make a change, after 30 year’s at the helm of Stonehealth I felt it was about time that we considered the succession planning to secure the future of the business. I discussed it with my wife (Eileen Crowe) and we agreed that James (Diamond) should take over the business as managing director. We invited James and his wife to dinner at the Hare and Hounds in Westonbirt and put the questions to him. To our delight, he accepted!
Watch the full interview below.