Specialist manufacturing and engineering business Avon Group announces senior appointment

Bristol-based specialist manufacturing and engineering business Avon Group has appointed a new finance director to support the group’s ambitious growth plans.

Charles Toosey has previous high-level experience in financial management and business consulting as finance director for Alvance Aluminium Group and as an associate director at Grant Thornton.

As group finance director, Charles will be responsible for managing Avon Group’s financial performance as the business embarks on its next phase of ambitious growth. The group has continued to expand to become one of the UK’s leading suppliers of automotive and industrial components and a world leader in the development and manufacture of rubber seals for aerosols.

The last two years have seen the group acquiring two additional businesses to strengthen its position in the industrial components market with the purchase of Corby-based Scandura and Cheltenham based Edgewest Plastics (UK).

Scandura is the longest established gasket manufacturer in the UK and Edgewest provides high quality plastic mouldings, primarily to some of the UK’s largest plumbing and bathroom products suppliers.

Avon Group is continuing to pursue its acquisition strategy to reinforce its position as a major player in the UK industrial component manufacturing sector and Charles’s appointment will be key to supporting this strategy.

Mark Rushin, Group Director of Avon Group, said: “We’re delighted to welcome Charles to the team at a really exciting time for the group. We have emerged from the challenges of the pandemic in a strong position and we’re seeing growing demand for our products across the industry sectors we serve.

“Charles’s skills will strengthen the expertise of our management team as we continue with our ambitious growth plans. He will be spearheading that growth and I wish him every success in this strategically important role.”