Rutherford Cross partnering with Dawnfresh to appoint Group Finance Manager

Dawnfresh is one of the UK’s largest producers of fish and seafood.  Headquartered in Uddingston, the company produces for retail and food service, both in the UK and around the world. In addition it is the UK’s largest Trout farmer with over 70% of the UK market.

Dawnfresh owns & manages 7 farming sites as well as 3 specialised production facilities handling fresh chilled, marinated, smoked and other value added lines.  The business provides a complete range of services, from basic fish processing and supply through to the full product development cycle; from identifying opportunities to delivering the finished product.

Following some difficult trading years across the sector, significant financial progress has been made recently.  Despite the disposal of a frozen food business, Dawnfresh achieved a record-breaking turnover of £65m last year.  The growth in turnover has been achieved through the development of new products supplied to Marks & Spencer.  The company has ambitious growth plans for the future not only in the UK but also increasing its market share in North America.  Dawnfresh has the backing and is owned by Alastair Salvesen, CBE, an individual of significant personal wealth.

The opportunity

The role will have a number of characteristics including management and statutory reporting responsibilities as well as building effective working relationships with stakeholders and staff management.  It is a highly visible role working closely with the Head of Finance, taking ownership of financial controls and leading the way on technical accounting standards to support the wider finance team.

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