From left to right, Orchard’s Board of Directors now comprises Ian Shard (Managing Director), John Doughty (Sales and Marketing Director), Lucy Armstrong (Chair), John Hunt (Director) and Danny Tobin (Commercial Director).

We have strengthened our board to lead our growth and investment in new products and services.

Lucy Armstrong, Chief Executive of The Alchemists, is our new non-executive Chair. The Alchemists helps businesses achieve successful growth, so we are looking forward to her expert guidance and support.

Lucy’s message is clear, “The business is in an enviable position in the current uncertain environment. We have profits that we are investing in developing new products and services. We have a large portfolio of clients and partners from across the UK.  We have an experienced and forward thinking workforce”.

As Managing Director, Ian Shard continues to lead this dynamic executive team. He is determined to see Orchard continue to be successful and remain independent.

Danny Tobin is our new Commercial Director. Danny joins from Hargreaves plc, bringing with him the skills and expertise needed in a large, growing organisation.

Orchard’s founding Director, Peter Hunt, has retired from the board and continues to maintain a key interest in the business as its major shareholder.

Lucy Armstrong concluded: “I am looking forward to guiding Orchard through this transition to meet the expectations of continued success and growth.”