The Manufacturer Podcast: Stuart Turner – a growth success story

In this episode of The Manufacturer Podcast Daniel Kirmatzis sat down with Richard Harden, CEO, of Henley based manufacturer Stuart Turner to discuss the company’s remarkable growth in recent years. Founded in 1906, it is internationally recognised for its design and manufacturing of water boosting pumps and systems. Richard joined Stuart Turner as CEO in 2019 from Wilo Group – a European manufacturer of pumps and pump systems. In 2018 he was appointed President of the British Pump Manufacturers Association (BMPA).

Since joining the company, Richard has built upon its acquisitional growth strategy which has seen the company acquire Yorkshire-based Fluid Water Solutions, to expand its Aquaboost product range, Suffolk-based GAH Heating, to consolidate its position as the UK’s market leader for low mains water pressure and flow boosting solutions and, most recently in March 2021, Worcestershire-based pressurisation specialist, Mikrofill Systems which will allow Stuart Turner to offer a wider variety of products and services and provide customers with comprehensive HVAC (Heating, ventilation and air-conditioning) and water supply solutions.

It is a remarkable growth success story and one developed with the guidance of mid-market private equity firm LDC which backed the management buy-out of the company in 2017.

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