Two key appointments made at Yorkshire butcher group

Employment & Skills | Food & Drink | Yorkshire

Crawshaw Group

The Crawshaw Group has announced the appointment of Jim Viggars as chief executive officer and Nick Taylor as chief financial officer with effect from 21 May 2018.

Viggars, who replaces Noel Collett as CEO, has over 30 years’ experience within the meat industry across procurement, customer strategy and agriculture. Between 2005 and 2015, Viggars was the head of the fresh meat department at UK supermarket ASDA.

Prior to this he was buying manager for ASDA’s pre-packed pies division and was previously a fresh meat buyer for the group.

Taylor, who replaces Alan Richardson as CFO, joins Crawshaw having served as CFO of Janan Meat, a dedicated Halal Lamb and Mutton meat processor, since January 2017. Prior to this Taylor was finance director of the Egg products division at Noble Food Group.

Jim McCarthy, chairman of Crawshaw, said:“I am pleased to welcome Jim and Nick to Crawshaw. They both have clear commercial acumen and careers which are steeped in the industry. I am confident that their combined expertise, experience and outlook will help drive the group forward.”

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