Charlotte Clarke has been appointed the new managing director of the UK arm of European workwear manufacturer Alsico.

Currently serving as UK commercial director for the business, she will take over from current managing director David Toon who is stepping into the role of chairman from 1 October.

She has overseen the transformation of Alsico’s sales operation and has been responsible for driving sustainable business growth. She has over 20 years of experience within the industry and held multiple senior positions at Alsico and at safety workwear supplier Arco.

Charlotte said: “I look forward to combining my passion, commitment and experience in the sector to build upon the fantastic foundation delivered by our team and drive our strategic vision forward.”

The latest appointments from Alsico UK support soon-to-be announced news from the European workwear group of its growth objectives. In their respective new roles, Charlotte and David will be tasked with delivering a smooth transition into the new phase of growth in line with the business’ core values.

David formed Alsico UK back in 2007 and has since been responsible for driving the UK business forward, delivering growth in the UK and value to the wider Alsico Group business across Europe.

He said: “With over 20 years of industry experience behind her, coupled with her knowledge and genuine passion for the sector, Charlotte’s appointment will hugely benefit our customers and our business.

“Under Charlotte’s leadership, I firmly believe the company will continue to go from strength to strength and uphold the keen focus we place on quality manufacturing and customer experience.”

Established in 2007, Alsico UK this year announced its position as a preferred bidder on the National Healthcare Uniform Framework. It will be working with NHS trusts to finalise and roll out a standardised approach to clinical uniforms across England.

David Toon Alsico UK

Pictured: David Toon