– UK, Blackburn –  Accrol Group Holdings plc (LON:ACRL), the UK’s leading independent tissue converter, today announced that John Pilkington has accepted the permanent role of Group Finance Director with immediate effect.

The Board remains unchanged, comprising Dan Wright, Gareth Jenkins, Euan Hamilton and Simon Allport.

Dan Wright, Executive Chairman of Accrol, said: “We are delighted that John has accepted the role of permanent Group Finance Director. His knowledge and understanding of the Group, gained during an intense and difficult period for the Group, will allow him to hit the ground running. The Board has been thoroughly impressed with his contribution and commitment to the business over the last seven months and we look forward to working with him even more closely.”

“On behalf of all the directors, I thank Hannah for stepping into the role of Interim CFO and for her work during this time.”

About John Pilkington

John joined the senior management team of Accrol in September 2018, as Group Financial Controller. Since then, he has gained a strong understanding of the business and its financials and has been closely involved in the latter stages of the turnaround process.

John qualified as a Chartered Accountant with KPMG and has nearly 20 years’ experience as a senior finance executive, including over 10 years with Promethean World Limited, latterly as Group Financial Controller.

Hannah Argo, who was appointed Interim Chief Financial Officer whilst a search for a permanent replacement was undertaken, has completed her contract and leaves the Company today.

About Accrol Group Holdings plc

Accrol Group Holdings plc, based in Lancashire, is a leading tissue converter and supplier of toilet rolls, kitchen rolls and facial tissues, as well as other tissue products, to major discounters and grocery retailers throughout the UK. Accrol operates from three sites: A manufacturing, storage and distribution facility in Blackburn; A facial tissue plant, also in Blackburn; and A manufacturing, storage and distribution facility in Leyland.

For more information : http://www.accrol.co.uk

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