Purplex founder sells media and events business


We would like to announce that our founder, Andrew Scott, has sold his media and events company, Business Leader, to Richard Harpin – the founder of the £4.1bn HomeServe PLC business.

Business Leader was launched in 2012 to inspire, connect and inform high-growth UK entrepreneurs with a portfolio of media solutions and large-scale events, including the Business Leader Awards.

Andrew comments: “What started as a spin-out publishing business 11 years ago evolved into the leading media platform for entrepreneurs in the UK with a circulation list of over 350,000 contacts. I will continue to keep my hand in the venture with Richard Harpin as my new business partner, however my heart has always been in the window industry and I’m excited to focus back on my core businesses.”

Andrew launched Purplex almost 20 years ago after acquiring, building and selling several window companies. He was best known for executing the marketing strategy that grew Cambrian Windows from £1m turnover to £12m in 36 months, before it was acquired by U.S. Fortune 500 company, Masco.

Today, at Purplex we support over 150 clients with expert digital marketing, PR and comms and brand strategy. While the industry has faced a very turbulent time over the last couple of years, Andrew is looking forward to rolling up his sleeves and really supporting and guiding our clients moving forward.

Andrew is also founder of the Glazing Summit, the industry conference he launched in 2017 to bring together glazing industry business owners and leaders to connect, learn and share best-practice.


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