Leeds-based Involution has promoted Nathan Cookson from the position of strategic development manager to that of operations director. 

In his previous role Mr Cookson worked alongside department heads and directors to maximise the output and efficiencies of the business. He was integral in firm’s growth and innovation plans, as it increased turnover by 250%, made capital investments totalling £1.3m and hired 30 new members of staff. 

He will be looking to continue in a similar vein as the print, promotional and workwear supplier, which was founded in 1999, is looking to double its production capacity and grow its sales from £3.6m to £6.6m before 2025. 

Michael Ainsworth, founder and managing director at Involution commented, ‘Nathan has been committed and driven since he joined. Integral in ‘moving the cogs’, he has had the vision and ability to get Involution where it is today, and his forward-thinking approach has allowed Involution to innovate and thrive during a time where many have struggled.’

Co-owner and sales director Tim Rahill added, ‘This is a well-deserved promotion and reflects the significance and impact Nathan brings to our company. Now is not the time to stand still as we embark our next stage, striving for new and bold ideas. With his wealth of experience and appetite for enterprise, we look forward to Nathan embracing this next phase of innovation for our strong growth trajectory.’

Finally, Mr Cookson himself said, ‘We’re at an exciting stage of the business with impressive plans for the future. I’m looking forward to working alongside Michael and Tim to grow and digitally transform Involution. We’re making significant changes within the industry and although we have achieved a lot over this period, we have barely scratched the surface, and this is extremely exciting.’