Crawshaw welcomes new director

Alan Richardson is set to join butchery business Crawshaw Group as chief financial officer.

He is expected to join the business on 7 September and will be appointed a director of the firm. Following a short handover, he will take on full responsibility for the positions of finance director and company secretary as of 1 October, following the interim results announcement.

“We are delighted to announce the appointment of Alan Richardson as our chief financial officer for 7 September 2015,” said chief executive officer Noel Collett.

“Alan brings a wealth of relevant financial management experience of an expanding retail business, along with expertise in business strategy, cross-functional transformation and strategic management accounting initiatives during periods of portfolio growth.”

Richardson has been working alongside Morrisons supermarkets for five years, where he held a number of senior finance roles, most recently as finance director for group retail and logistics. He has previously spent eight years working in Asda’s finance division.

Additional to Richardson’s hiring, Kevin Boyd will be made chief commercial officer as of 7 September. Boyd is currently Crawshaw’s managing director; however, his new position will provide him with more responsibility for buying, supply chain, factory operations, food production, logistics, food safety and health and safety.

Collett added: “We are delighted with Kevin’s appointment as our new chief commercial officer. His 25 years’ experience within the business and expertise in the buying and supply chain adds tremendous value to the team and our growing strategy.

“Both Alan and Kevin’s appointments ensure that the board has been strengthened with the relevant experience, expertise and energy at a key time ahead of our accelerated store expansion, so we look to the future with great confidence.”  

The firm’s operating company Crawshaw Butchers currently has 22 retail outlets and a manufacturing/distribution centre across Yorkshire, Humberside, Nottinghamshire and Lincolnshire.

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