Two senior board appointments at Insight Data

Andrew, Ashley & Charles

Insight Data has appointed a new Finance Director and a corporate lawyer to its board.

Ernst Young (EY) trained chartered accountant Ashley Cartman joins as Group Finance Director, while Charles Cook, a specialist corporate and M&A lawyer, has become a non-executive director.

Ashley has enjoyed a career that spans Debenhams PLC and Momentum Financial Technology as well as running his own accountancy practice. He holds a Diploma in Strategy and Innovation from Said Business School (University of Oxford) and specialises in high-growth companies.

Charles Cook is a well-known corporate lawyer who specialises in mergers and acquisitions. He has a portfolio of board positions including the Bristol Private Equity Club and he recently sold the solicitors’ practice he founded, Cook & Co, which employed 25 staff.

Charles said;

“I have worked with Andrew Scott, Insight Data’s CEO, on several projects over the last ten years and witnessed his business grow from a small start-up to a major group of companies employing 70 staff. I’m delighted to join the board and support the business as it grows.”

Insight was founded in 2007 as a provider of marketing data and business intelligence for the fenestration and construction industries. Andrew and his team revolutionised the use of marketing data when the company launched Salestracker, an online platform that incorporates the Insight database updated live in real team, an integrated credit rating and financial report, an email marketing platform and full CRM system.

Andrew has been involved in the building products and glazing industry for 30 years and has built, acquired and sold a number of companies including manufacturers, installers and trade-counters.

He commented:

“We have a very experienced team who are industry experts and work closely with our clients to achieve their business and marketing goals. Ashley and Charles will work more strategically with me to develop our own business and identify new opportunities and potential acquisitions for clients and ourselves.”