Rutherford Cross engaged by City Facilities Management (UK) Ltd to recruit a Financial Controller in Glasgow

City Refrigeration Holdings (UK) Ltd is one of Scotland’s largest and most successful privately owned businesses. Founded in 1985, City started by supplying technical services to the licensed trade, but it was the move into Facilities Management in 1995 which really accelerated the growth of the business.


In 1997, City was chosen as sole supplier of facilities management services to ASDA stores nationwide and over the next five years the business grew to 7,000 employees on this contract alone. Today City Refrigeration Holdings (UK) Ltd has grown to employ over 13,000 people and has a turnover around £500 million per annum.

City Facilities Management (UK) Ltd is a “ring fenced” company providing services exclusively to ASDA. This means City FM do not work for any other clients and are completely focused on providing service excellence to ASDA. As a result, City FM shares ASDA’s culture and values and is effectively an extension of the ASDA business in providing a one stop shop for all services.

The Financial Controller role is based at the Head Office in Glasgow and is the number two to the Finance Director within the City FM business. With revenues of c£200 million and a team of over 30 staff, it is a key finance role within a dynamic and hugely important part of the business requiring an individual of the highest calibre on the upward curve of their career with scope to progress into more senior roles over time. With City’s culture of promoting from within, they are positioning this hire as an individual who would be in contention for a Finance Director level role in the future, either locally or internationally.

Further details on the role can be found here