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SimplyBiz's chief operating officer leaves after 17 years

SimplyBiz's chief operating officer leaves after 17 years

The SimplyBiz Group has confirmed its chief operating officer has left the company after almost 17 years in its ranks. 

Sarah Turvey stepped down from her role as chief operating officer at the end of April, following a nine month sabbatical taken to pursue family and personal interests. 

Ms Turvey joined the group in 2002, acting as its chief financial officer for 15 years before taking up the role of chief operating officer last year. 

Ms Turvey said: "I have truly enjoyed my years with SimplyBiz. It is the people within that make a business successful and create that enjoyable, happy working environment. 

"We have a common goal of achieving success in each area in which we operate, which gives a sense of belonging. Another word that comes to mind when I think of that sense of belonging is ‘family’, that’s what SimplyBiz has been for me.

"I wish SimplyBiz and everyone in it, a happy and successful future. I will watch with interest its continued growth."

Ken Davy, chairman of The SimplyBiz Group, said Ms Turvey had made a "significant contribution" to the success of the business over her 15 years as chief financial officer and member of the board of directors. 

He added: "Sarah’s commitment and drive was evident throughout, and most recently as she played an absolutely pivotal role in the successful admission of the company to Aim.

"Sarah felt that now was the right time for her to pursue other interests, and we all wish her well for the future."

The support services provider floated on the Alternative Investment Market in April 2018, with the initial public offering raising £30m for the company. 

rachel.addison@ft.com

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