Westlakes Fusion appoints Richard Askew as Managing Director

Westlakes Fusion appoints Richard Askew as Managing Director

Chartered Accountant brings 21 years of experience to Cumbrian SME, Westlakes Fusion.

Umbrella payroll solutions business Westlakes Fusion have appointed Chartered Accountant and finance expert Richard Askew as their Managing Director.

As a former Partner of the accountancy firm Armstrong Watson, Richard brings over 21 years of finance and accountancy experience to the business.

Richard aims to support the company in exploring new ways in which they can add value for customers through their payroll solutions, powered by financial innovation.

Located on Cockermouth Main Street, Westlakes Fusion deliver payroll services to the UK nuclear market. The business supports contractors, agencies, and organisations within the nuclear supply chain, with a focus on long term relationships.

Richard said: “It’s a real pleasure to be joining Westlakes on their exciting journey of success. There is a great opportunity to deliver more of our fantastic solutions to the market through our laser focus on nuclear and deep sector knowledge.”

Richard will also provide financial leadership and executive management as the newly appointed Finance Director at the company’s sister business, Westlakes Recruit. 

CEO of Westlakes Fusion and Westlakes Recruit, Claire Wilcock, added: “I’m so delighted that Richard has joined the Westlakes family, providing leadership support towards our mission.

“Both businesses will offer integrated solutions to provide global people and payroll services, with excellence in customer experiences underpinned by Richard’s expertise and financial oversight. “

In addition to umbrella payroll for contractors, Westlakes Fusion also offer financial advice and client outsourced umbrella payroll.

If you would like to discuss how Westlakes Fusion could support you, please contact Richard on 01900 829703 or richarda@westlakesfusion.co.uk.