Allan Leighton to Chair Pace plc

Allan Leighton is to chair Pace plc, one of the UK’s largest technology businesses.

“Allan Leighton has pledged to turn struggling set-top box maker Pace into one of the UK’s best technology companies, after being named as its next chairman on Monday morning.

“Leighton will replace Mike McTighe, who is retiring from Pace three weeks after it issued a profits warning that raised questions over the firm’s leadership, and wiped 40% off its share price. Leighton told the City that he will conduct an immediate strategic review once he formally takes control this summer.” Guardian Technology.

Pace is one of the under-recognised big technology businesses in the UK despite having over a £1 billion revenue. It will be interesting to hear Pace CEO Neil Gaydon’s perspective on the challenges of growing a global technology business from the UK in the, ‘Making it BIG’ session at the BLN Growth Forum on 5th July.

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You will hear perspectives on starting, growing, scaling and maintaining market leadership from some people who have done just that – and have the scars to prove it.

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