Cheshire Entrepreneur Takes Top Spot

26 Nov 2020 10:15
Published by: Scott Callan

Cheshire-based Steve Purdham has taken the helm as Chairman of Westfield Health, a leading UK corporate health and wellbeing firm with headquarters in Sheffield.

Having founded several technology companies, including a FTSE 250 company and one of the UK's first "unicorn" internet businesses which at its peak was valued over £1 billion, Mr Purdham has won many prestigious business awards including Technology CEO of the Year and Technology Entrepreneur of the Year.

Mr Purdham first started working with Westfield Health in 2015, becoming a Non-Executive Board Member in April this year.

He commented: "I'm daunted, humbled, proud and excited to become custodian of the next chapter of this great company.

"Working alongside Westfield's leadership team, I'm looking forward to helping guide the team to meet our aspirations so we can make even more of a difference to our customers, colleagues and the communities in which we live and work."

Mr Purdham's tenure starts during a period of growth for the Yorkshire firm, following three acquisitions in the last two years and expansion into Europe.

Westfield Health's CEO, Dave Capper, said: "With no shareholders, the Westfield Health Board have a vital role to play in helping guide us on our mission to make a healthy difference.

"With Steve's experience - both in business and at Westfield Health - I'm excited to work together to help Westfield thrive for the next 100 years."

Westfield Health provides wellbeing, mental health support, health insurance, gym management and fitness solutions, both virtually and in person, for clients across the UK and Europe.

Working with world-leading academics at Sheffield Hallam's Advanced Wellbeing Research Centre, the firm creates unique health and wellbeing programmes that make a healthy difference for companies and their teams.


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