London, 24 October 2012
Steve Parish, founder and leader of Tag Worldwide will be stepping down as CEO by the end of this calendar year.
Steve built a hugely successful business during his tenure at Tag and thanks to his vision, commitment and passion, Tag has achieved a uniquely strong market position supported by loyal and knowledgeable employees and an enviable client base of large global brands.
“My two decades at Tag have been an incredible period and I am proud of what we have achieved,” said Steve “At the end of a first year of integration with Williams Lea, it feels like the right time for me to move on and pursue my other interests outside of the business.”
Tag was sold to the Williams Lea Group in the summer of 2011 and the Group will continue to build on the success of Tag by bringing it together with Williams Lea’s Marketing Solutions business to offer clients a wider range of services to improve their marketing efficiency.
“Whilst we will miss Steve’s energy and passion on the board, we respect his decision to leave and are full of admiration for the business he has built which is now very much a central part of our growth strategy for the Group in the years to come.” Said Conor Davey, Williams Lea Group CEO.
Richard Jameson, Commercial Director at Tag who worked alongside Steve for the last six years will also leave the business by the end of the year. He played a major role in ensuring that Williams Lea understood the dynamics of the Tag business whilst also continuing in a leadership role in the joint Tag and Williams Lea Marketing Solutions team.
During the next two months Steve and Richard will be handing over to the new leadership team.
About Tag and Williams Lea:
Tag is a provider of marketing execution and production services operating globally. Together with Williams Lea’s Marketing Solutions business they provide global marketing services to large branded clients who have multi-channel, multi-country marketing communication requirements in sectors including FMCG, Retail, Financial Services, Automotive and Healthcare.
Tag and Williams Lea’s marketing business employs over 3,500 staff worldwide.
Williams Lea is a leading global BPO business specialising in corporate information solutions that re-engineer end-to-end business processes. We combine consultancy, unique expertise and the latest integrated technology to develop solutions that transform the way organisations communicate and exchange their printed and electronic information. Williams Lea has a proven track record of enabling its clients to improve the delivery of their customer communications – allowing them to focus on their core business while enjoying the benefits of improved efficiency and control, reduced costs and an enhanced customer experience.
For more information, visit www.williamslea.com or Tagworldwide.com
For further information, contact:
Lorraine Watkins – Head of Global Marketing
1 – 5 Poland Street
London, W1F 8PR
Tel. (m) +44 (0)7968 356255