OCO Westend Ltd is an entrepreneurial business which began its journey in 2001 as a Pizza Hut Franchise, which went on to be sold in 2011. They then opened their first Starbucks franchise in Dumfries in May 2013. Over the last 8 years they have grown to currently operating 14 Starbucks stores with a further 3 being added in April. The business has grown primarily through organic growth with additionally a small number of acquisitions. The latest year end saw the company reach the £18million turnover mark which was a 130% increase to the year previous. With employees now reaching 290, they are the top performing Starbucks Franchise in the UK.
OCO have ambitious growth plans, looking to add another minimum 10 Starbucks stores over the next 12-18 months as well as expanding out into convenience food chains with plans currently in place to own exclusive rights to this new brand for the West of Scotland and Ireland. They are actively looking at potential locations as part of a wider pipeline for growth. OCO have aspirations to be a £100m turnover business in the next 5 years
Due to the stage in their trajectory, current size of the business and opportunity for growth, OCO are now looking to add a Finance Director to their team to act as a key support to the CEO and strengthen their current finance function while also providing key input to commercial decision making. The role will be based at their head office at Glasgow Airport business park.
This is an exciting, progressive opportunity for a talented finance professional with the desire to play a key role in an organisation’s ambitious growth journey. It is crucial that the appointed person has the ability to influence the business and ensure robust decision making through the provision of accurate analysis and insight of the financials. The individual will be a key sounding board for the CEO and an integral part of the leadership team, helping to grow the business and gaining exposure to a highly entrepreneurial scale up environment. Please click here for full position profile.