– UK, Rotherham – Crawshaw Group Plc the fresh meat and food-to-go retailer, is delighted to announce the appointment of Alan Richardson (38) as Chief Financial Officer. Alan is expected to join the business on 7th September 2015 when he will be appointed a director of Crawshaw Group Plc and, after a short handover with Lynda Sherratt, will assume full responsibility for the Finance Director and Company Secretary roles on 1st October 2015 following the interim results announcement.

Alan joins Crawshaw Group Plc from Morrisons Supermarkets Plc (“Morrisons”), having spent 5 years with the supermarket chain where he held a number of senior finance roles, most recently as Finance Director for Group Retail and Logistics. In addition to full P&L responsibility, capex and cashflow forecasting cycles for all 500 stores and 8 logistics centres, he was a key member of the commercial team supporting the rapid expansion into the convenience store format. Prior to Morrisons, Alan spent 8 years with ASDA where he held a number of senior finance roles, following his qualification as a chartered accountant with KPMG in 2001.

Kevin Boyd, currently Crawshaw Group Plc Managing Director, will be appointed Chief Commercial Officer from 7th September 2015, with a wider remit and responsibility for Buying, Supply Chain, Factory Operations, Food Production, Logistics, Food Safety and Health & Safety.

Chief Executive Officer, Noel Collett, comments: “We are delighted to announce today the appointment of Alan Richardson as our Chief Financial Officer from 7th September 2015. 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.

We are also 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 growth 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”.

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