Despite the global pandemic, strategic consultancy EWS Ltd. based in Long Bennington, Lincolnshire performed beyond expectations in 2020 and is already making great strides towards delivering even bigger results in 2021.
As a result of this growth and increasing global opportunities, the company has appointed Richard (Eddie) Edwards as their Managing Director to help drive the success of the business to even higher heights in 2021. Eddie will be responsible for delivering a highly focused three-year strategic plan for the business while contributing significantly to its continued success.
The appointment of Eddie as Managing Director allows the current MD Jon Gower to step up to become the Chief Executive of EWS.
As a Cyber, Intelligence and Security Business Development professional, Eddie has firmly established his credentials throughout the UK Defence and Security customer community, including the Electronic Warfare, C-IED and Crypto environments. This commercial experience, combined with a successful operational military career serving within the Royal Corps of Signals, means he is highly proficient in developing and executing key corporate strategies and is ideally placed to lead the EWS Management Team.
Eddie says: “I am genuinely excited by the opportunity to join a unique company like EWS and, as Managing Director, to have a key role to play in helping them continue to grow and deliver on their promises to their partners and clients.”
Jon has been the Managing Director of EWS since its founding in 2009. His successful 22-year military career culminated as a Captain in the British Army, but it is his subsequent commercial experience that has been pivotal to the outstanding growth of the company. EWS is now relied upon by governments, defence, national and domestic security, justice and partners with corporate entities to deliver unique insights, consultancy support and operationally-resilient solutions to their exceptionally complex problems.
“I am extremely confident to leave the day-to-day management of EWS in Eddie’s capable hands,” says Jon, “and I know he will be supported by our highly experienced Management Team in his efforts.
“As the Chief Executive I can now focus my efforts on facilitating key business opportunities and developing global corporate partnerships for EWS which will help us deliver our strategic long-term vision for the company.”
For EWS, the future looks promising with some exceptional global opportunities on the near horizon for the company as it continues to grow.
Jon finishes: “EWS is going from strength to strength and both strategic partners and clients alike can expect to experience significant benefits in the future from the changes we are making today.
“Our Business Streams have been refocused with new Management Team appointments from within the company, which will help us all focus on delivering our clear vision and defined objectives for the future. These are exciting times for EWS and I can’t wait to see what Eddie and everyone within the company will be achieving over the next few years.”