Kevin Laxton

Managing Director

Kevin joined Pink in 2014 and was appointed Managing Director in 2015. He comes from a commercial background and his experience spans a variety of sectors: Logistics & Supply Chain, Catering, Manufacturing, Event Management and Marketing. Kevin has worked overseas in Africa and Europe and has held board directorships for companies in the UK, Norway, Finland, Belgium, the Netherlands and Ivory Coast.

Having qualified as a Chartered Accountant with Coopers & Lybrand (now PwC) Kevin moved on to Rothmans International where he worked as a Financial Controller in the Africa division. He left Rothmans to become Finance Director and then CFO of Rail Gourmet, the European rail catering division of the FTSE 100 quoted Compass Group. As part of his senior finance responsibilities, Kevin has also managed IT, Procurement and Payroll departments.

Prior to joining Pink, Kevin spent a number of years providing support and advice to smaller owner-managed businesses as an independent Finance Director. He is also Treasurer and Trustee of Centre for The Magic Arts, a charity set up by the Magic Circle (but alas he sill can’t do any magic tricks!).

Q & A

What was your first full time job?

My first job was “Hydro-ceramic Technician” - That is to say I did an awful lot of washing-up. The main reason for me not pursuing a career in hotels and catering.

What do you love about your job?

Getting an insight in to the many different ways that people earn a living and having the opportunity, in a small way, to help growing business become more successful.

What is your favourite quotation?

From “A Road Not Taken” by Robert Frost:

Two paths diverged in a wood and I –

I took the one less travelled by

And that has made all the difference

What has been the best moment in your career?

Joining Pink. Obviously!