Haith appoints financial controller as growth continues

The UK’s leading designer and manufacturer of vegetable handling equipment has appointed a new financial controller to head up its accounts department.

Emma Johnson joined Haith Group last month, reporting to Nigel Haith, managing director.

With nine years financial experience gained at an industrial hose manufacturer, Emma has been given responsibility for managing all aspects of Haith finances, dealing with day-to-day financial administration as well as producing monthly accounts, forecasting and budget management.

“We’re very pleased to welcome Emma to the team,” says Nigel. “We are enjoying a buoyant period, with a very encouraging order book and a pleasing number of enquiries. As we continue to grow, the amount of work our accounts department has to undertake also rises, so we’ve decided to recruit and are delighted to have found someone with Emma’s experience and skill set.”

Ms Johnson is pleased to be joining the company at an exciting period. “Haith is well known and is synonymous with excellence in the farming sector. I’ve only been here a few weeks, but it is clear that the company is growing. As the team here focus on meeting the increasing demand, we need to ensure the financial side of the business runs as smoothly and effectively as possible. I’m looking forward to working with the accounts team to ensure this continues.”

Outside of work, Emma enjoys spin biking, swimming and gym sessions as well as travelling.

Emma’s appointment follows Jen Brindley’s decision to take some time away from the business to care for her son, who was seriously hurt in a motorcycle accident before Christmas.

Incorporated as a limited company in 1964, Tickhill Engineering, which trades as Haith has a long tradition of innovating vegetable handling. The company invented the modern barrel washer in 1961, developed the brush roller bed in the 1970s, which was superseded in the ’80s by the Hydro Flow washer. The company introduced the Self Clean washer at the beginning of this century.

To find out more about Haith and its range of vegetable handling equipment, please visit www.haith.co.uk, email sales@haith.co.uk or call 01302 831 911.

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