Les has been involved in Grove Industries and associated businesses since 1991.
Prior to joining the group he held senior roles at Mitchell Somers plc and Birmingham Mint Group Plc.
Les specialises in identifying investment opportunities and working with local management on strategy and acquisition. He maintains contact with a large number of individuals seeking the opportunity to be involved with new deals, and always welcomes new approaches.
Les qualified as an accountant with Ernst & Young, and has a particularly strong knowledge of the engineering, printing and chemicals industries.
Following the passing of David Grove in November 2011, Les took on the role of Chief Executive with the full support of the board and shareholders of Grove Industries.