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We handl things differently. We add value, we innovate and we maintain the highest standards, creating disruptive ideas that shape markets.

It’s our vision to transform our customers into the market-leading organisations of tomorrow. We do this through a set of core values that permeate everything that we do.

meet our senior team

Graham Pulford
Chief Executive Officer

Graham Pulford
Chief Executive Officer

With a wealth of experience at board level across IT and operational corporates, Graham joined Speed Medical in 2005 as Managing Director, leading the business to become the UK’s largest independent medical reporting and rehabilitation provider. As the visionary behind handl group’s growth strategy, Graham has led the group through the acquisitions of MLA, Corporé, The Treatment Network, Foresight Clinical Services and Harrison Associates, among others. Graham continues to lead the transformation of its unparalleled portfolio of brands and the diversification of handl.

Chris Chatterton
Chief Commercial Officer

Chris Chatterton
Chief Commercial Officer

The strategic mastermind of handl’s acquisitions and commercial development. With an ear to the ground and innate ability to network with unrivalled contacts, Chris is always on the lookout for the deals that make a difference and the right people to help us flourish.

A First Class graduate of King's College London, Chris began his career in marketing at Tate and Lyle working in the UK and internationally. Senior roles followed with the RAC, Carter & Carter and CCC International. After a period in private equity finance, Chris joined Helphire Group plc in 2012 as Managing Director of their insurance business, and subsequently became Group Sales Director.

Chris entered the Group as Commercial Director at Tier One MedCo medical reporting agency, Speed Medical, and later became Managing Director of MLA. As Chief Commercial Officer, Chris drives strategic acquisitions and developing strategic partnerships. Chris leverages his experience and network to help increase the pace at which handl Group and our portfolio brands develop.

Ian Robins
Chief Financial Officer

Ian Robins
Chief Financial Officer

Hailing from Leeds, Ian studied at the University of Manchester and graduated as an economist before completing his accountancy training with Ernst and Young, progressing to Senior Audit Manager. Before becoming Managing Director at Direct Accident Management Ltd, Ian was a partner at Liverpool based accountancy practice Westmore Brennand. In 2012, he joined Springfield Healthcare Group Ltd as Finance Director, where he led the business through several acquisitions and a major construction initiative.

As an integral part of handl Group Ian uses his keen financial knowledge to help ensure that the group makes sound investments and continues to grow and develop in line with our long-term goals.

Daniel Franklin
Mergers, Acquisitions & Investments

Daniel Franklin
Mergers, Acquisitions & Investments

Daniel joined handl Group in March 2019 with a focus on expanding the already impressive handl Group portfolio into exciting and synergistic businesses via mergers, acquisitions and investments. Daniel brings a wealth of knowledge to this role having held board level positions across numerous mid-market businesses spanning medical technology, engineering and manufacturing sectors. Furthermore, Daniel held the position of Chief Financial Executive for an established investment portfolio focused on under-performing mid-market industrial businesses. Working with the Senior Team, Daniel uses his vast experience and wide network to bring new businesses into handl Group to join the journey. He enjoys being part of a team that spearheads success, believing the ethos of handl Group provides a perfect platform for businesses and their leaders to truly thrive.

Niki Proctor
Head of Marketing & PR

Niki Proctor
Head of Marketing & PR

Niki joined the Group as Head of Marketing in January 2017, bringing over 20 years’ of PR and marketing experience to the team. Resolutely passionate about everything marketing, Niki thrives on collaboration and puts a real emphasis on teamwork. Describing her approach as a fusion of three disciplines to create an omni-channel strategy (incorporating brand, marketing and digital strategies), Niki combines creative solutions with business acumen – and a smattering of gut-feeling – to create standout brand touchpoints. A self-confessed Grecophile, Niki lived for nearly seven years on the beautiful island of Cyprus and ran her own publicity and marketing agency. Niki has a young son, Ayrton, named after her Grandad’s F1 hero, and two Cypriot rescue dogs, Mixalis and Daphne.


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