RKW bolsters Finance and Quality Assurance divisions

Based in the heart of Stoke-on-Trent, housewares and small domestic appliance giant RKW has recently welcomed a number of new staff members to the company.

As part of an ambitious bid to continue the exponential growth of the company and ensure high quality products remain at the heart of the business, a number of experienced names have joined the Finance and Quality Assurance departments to maintain the company’s 30+ year success as a market leader.

Andrew Chatfield

Andrew Chatfield has joined the company, bringing more than 20 years of experience in consumer electronics, SDA and cookware to the RKW finance department as Group financial director. Chatfield gained his professional qualifications whilst working in offshore financial services before joining Fujifilm to become the functional lead for SAP projects and then progressing through the ranks. In 2010 he moved to Groupe SEB as finance director for the UK and Ireland where he gained a wealth of industry and senior managerial experience covering finance, legal and IT. Following 12 years in the role, Chatfield is now dedicated to helping revolutionise and transform financial operations at RKW.

Paul Parsons

Paul Parsons, once of Morphy Richards, joined RKW as the new head of quality assurance, bringing years of experience with him. Parsons has an impressive proven track record of improving QA processes to be “best in class,” and brings that same drive to take RKW’s high standards to the next level. He has successfully improved lab areas and durability testing to exceed required standards, achieving ISO9001 and 17025 accreditations.

Richard Burton

Joining Parsons in QA is Richard Burton, who will take on the role of QA compliance manager. Burton also has vast experience in testing and compliance, with more than 20 years spent at Morphy Richards and SGS. As a qualified ISO 9001:2015 internal auditor & a member of the GB National Committee for Standards, Burton will play a key role in helping RKW continue to innovate. He brings valuable expertise in ensuring compliance with legislation, day-to-day tasks, and support, updating Standards Collections, and monitoring the ever-changing market.

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