January 20th 2022

Artorius announces the appointment of Richard Page as Non-Executive Director

Artorius announce the appointment of Richard Page as independent non-executive director with immediate effect. Richard is currently Chairman of Inspired Pet Nutrition (IPN) as well as an investor in several SME growing businesses in the UK.

In 2006, Richard joined the family pet food business IPN, (formerly WaggFoods), as Managing Director. He grew the business from £14m to £122 of sales by 2020. IPN launched Harringtons in 2008, which is now the largest dry dog food brand in the UK. In Dec 2020, Richard led the successful sale of IPN to CapVest. Prior to joining the family business, Richard spent 18 years in M&A working for Credit Suisse and Rothschilds.

Richard’s considerable experience as a successful UK business owner and entrepreneur will be a great asset to Artorius and will be instrumental in helping the team execute their regional growth strategy as well as providing important insight to Artorius’ private investment business.

Commenting on the appointment, Christopher Carter, Chairman of AWL Board said:

“We are delighted to welcome Richard as a Non-Executive Director. His experience within the industry and as a business owner and entrepreneur will be invaluable as we continue to strengthen and grow our business”.

Commenting on his appointment, Richard Page said:

“Since inception, Artorius has prioritised the UK regions. They are headquartered in Manchester and have a number of senior Client Partners focused around the UK including Leeds, Nottingham and Yorkshire. I am really looking forward to supporting Artorius as they continue to develop strong relationship with UK business owners and entrepreneurs.”