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Keswick Enterprises takes stake in consultancy

Cheshunt, Hertfordshire, UK: Keswick Enterprises Group has taken a 50% stake in Graphene Partners of Poland.

John Harvey, chairman of the Keswick Enterprises Group

John Harvey, chairman of the Keswick Enterprises Group

Graphene was set up in 2009 by Adam Chazanow in Warsaw, and focuses on providing supply chain advisory services, including logistics contract negotiation, project management and mergers & acquisitions support.  Chazanow remains as managing partner and is joined by John Harvey, chairman of the Keswick Enterprises Group, also as managing partner.

Harvey says: “IWe plan to bring a new perspective to their business – helping to extend their customer base throughout Europe and beyond, while maintaining the practice’s specialist focus on supply chain advisory support.”

Adam Chazanow says: “Graphene Partners has developed a practical approach and user-friendly methodology that increases project velocity and improves customers’ return on investment.  Our experience already spans the negotiation and implementation of over 100 logistics contracts.

“I am delighted that Graphene Partners has entered a new phase in its development through this relationship with John Harvey and his team at Keswick Enterprises.  Clients consistently tell us how much they appreciate our practical, ‘sleeves-rolled-up’ approach – underpinned by years of operational experience – and there are few in the industry with the breadth and depth of logistics industry knowledge possessed by the Keswick team.

Graphene Partners comprises logistics industry operators based in central and eastern Europe and the UK.  Existing customers include global Fortune 50 and smaller FMCG, aerospace, defence, automotive, technology and other manufacturers, plus multiple retailers, e-commerce operators, private equity companies and venture capital firms.

The Keswick Enterprises Group is a UK-based private equity investor, focused on the logistics and supply chain sector.  The company was created in 2004 by John Harvey  – who previously  led Tibbett & Britten Group.