John Crabtree (Staffline)

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John Crabtree joined the Board of Staffline Group "on 1 March 2005 as a Non-Executive Director and Chairman of the Remuneration Committee. John became Non-Executive Chairman on 19th May 2011. John was the senior partner of Wragge & Co, the Birmingham based corporate law firm and whilst in this role John was responsible for the firm's evolution into a practice with 100 partners and a turnover of £75m. John has a number of business interests, including being Non-Executive Chairman of Real Estate Investors plc, SLR Holdings Limited and TruckEast Ltd. In addition he is a director of Birmingham Hippodrome Theatre Trust and Advantage West Midlands."[1]

"Until 2003, he was senior partner of Wragge & Co - the leading Birmingham based national firm of solicitors - and, until recently, was chairman of both Metalrax Group plc and Claimar Care Group plc. He is currently Chairman of SLR Management Limited, TruckEast, Birmingham Hippodrome Theatre Trust, Staffline Group Plc, White and Black LLP and the charity, Sense. He is also a director of Advantage West Midlands - the regional development authority. John is a former President of Birmingham Chamber of Commerce & Industry, was High Sheriff of the West Midlands, and is currently Deputy Lieutenant. In 2004, he was voted UK lawyer of the year and awarded a lifetime achievement award from the Birmingham Law Society. In 2003, he was voted West Midlands Businessman of the year." [2]

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  1. Staffline Group Board, organizational web page, accessed June 18, 2012.
  2. Real Estate Investors Board, organizational web page, accessed July 27, 2012.