Listed eCommerce solutions firm Attraqt Group has appointed a new chairman.

Tom Crawford has joined the provider of online search, merchandising and personalisation solutions in the non-executive role.

Crawford is currently non-executive chairman of K3 Business Technology Group plc and previously served as CEO of global financial management software company Aptitude Software Group plc. 

Nick Habgood steps down from the role but will remain available for a number of months to support the transition.

“First and foremost, I’d like to take this opportunity to thank Nick Habgood for his service during his time as chairman,” said CEO Mark Adams. 

“His guidance to the business over this time has been invaluable and he has always provided me and the rest of the board with sound counsel and dynamic leadership. The board and I sincerely thank him for his contribution to the business.

“We are delighted to welcome Tom to Attraqt. Tom is a decisive and energetic leader known for his ability to execute strategies and motivate team members. 

“With a rare mix of sales, commercial, finance and operations experience, I am confident that Attraqt will benefit from Tom’s expertise as we continue to execute on our growth strategy.”

Crawford added: “I am very much looking forward to joining the business and working with the board as the company looks to continue to make operational and financial progress. 

“It is clear that Attraqt’s offering is extremely relevant in the current market environment, and I am confident that we can build a scalable business, continue to service our customers’ needs, achieve operational excellence and bring further innovation to the market.”

Habgood commented: “It has been an honour to be chairman of Attraqt for much of the last seven years and I would like to take the opportunity to thank staff and shareholders for their support over this time. 

“I am pleased to now be handing over the reins to someone so accomplished and have no doubt that Tom’s experience and leadership will be of great value to the board going forwards. 

“Attraqt has a fantastic future ahead and I am confident that, with the support of the board and management team, Tom is perfectly placed to guide the group through its next stage of growth.”