Representing a collective of 1,000 dairy farmer members, First Milk is the only dairy business in the UK wholly owned by British family farms. With a nationwide footprint, it plays a vital role in many rural communities across Britain.
As a farmer co-operative, First Milk commits to processing all of its members’ milk, even at times of when other farmers cannot find a buyer for their milk. Originally set up in the mid-1990s on the deregulation of the milk markets and the dissolution of the previous Milk Marketing Boards, First Milk’s primary aim is to deliver a good milk price to its farmers.
First Milk is headquartered in Glasgow with four manufacturing sites across the UK. First Milk’s dairy-processing plants process and distribute milk, cheddar cheese, and dairy ingredients, including whey, and milk powders. Largely a bulk, business-to-business cheese producer, it also manufactures cheddar brands such as Lake District Cheese, Mull of Kintyre, Isle of Arran, Scottish Pride and Pembrokeshire.
Rutherford Cross is delighted to be working in partnership with First Milk to source a commercially astute, qualified finance professional to join the business as Financial Planning & Analysis Manager. The role will work closely with the Finance & Commercial Directors to set and embed high standards of performance, providing accurate financial information to support and challenge the commercial team in order to maximise returns for the business.
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