John Bower

Attention to Detail Imperative For Our Compliance Manager


In any business there are several areas of compliance, and Carlton Forest Group is no different. What is different is that we have a compliance manager who has a wealth of experience to ensure everything is adhered to professionally, but with a little personality too.

John Bower, 55, from Worksop holds the post of Group Compliance and HSSE Manager and has full responsibility for all matters pertaining to that, drawing on his knowledge and skillset to guide all elements of the business through a whole host of legislative, workplace safety and quality assurance schemes.

John joined the Carlton Forest team a couple of years ago moving from an Operations Leader post at a well-known household products company which he had held for 25 years.

“Carlton Forest is a great place to work, and I love the family approach and the personal stamp that goes on everything,” said John. “It’s a fast paced, ever-changing environment with lots of new plans for the future and the friendly and personable team makes it much easier to carry out my role.”

John holds several qualifications including a degree in Business and Supply Chain Management, NEBOSH and OHSAS 18001 as a lead auditor.

“Mine is a role where professional qualifications are required, particularly on health and safety matters, and these skills enable me to work with people at all levels from a board room situation to empowering members of the team to appreciate the importance of compliance,” said John. “It’s been great to see our systems evolve and the recent achievements and growth of the business have been nothing short of phenomenal; I can’t wait to be part of its next chapter.”

In his spare time John enjoys exploring in his tourer and taking his chocolate lab to the pub; apparently that is the dogs favourite place and as you can’t teach an old dog new tricks, John is having to continue that chore…!

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