Rutherford Cross retained to appoint Financial Controller by high-growth, food manufacturing business, Lazy Day Foods

Lazy Day Foods is a high-growth, free-from, baked foods manufacturing business that has grown significantly in recent years, with expectations of further expansion. Lazy Day Foods was founded by Dr Sally Beattie and Emer Bustard in 2006. Lazy Day Foods produce a range of cakes, biscuits and tray bakes from their dedicated free-from bakery in North Lanarkshire. The bakery is totally gluten free, dairy free, and egg free, and there are no nuts on site either.

The mission of Lazy Day Foods is to bring a little relaxation and happiness into the busy lives of people with food intolerances or those on restricted diets such as vegans.

Lazy Day products are sold across the UK through major supermarket retailers and also in food service and the independent sector. Lazy Day Foods manufacture both branded goods as well as private label products for supermarkets. The business has invested significantly in its people and infrastructure in recent years and has capacity to grow substantially to match market demand. The business employs over 100 people.

The business has real ambitions for growth in the coming years and to navigate this, particularly in a climate of dynamic supply chain challenges and tight margins, the need for in-house financial leadership has been identified.

This is an exciting, progressive opportunity for a talented finance professional with the desire to join a high growth food business and play a key part in its journey. The successful individual will be joining a friendly, supportive and passionate team. It is crucial that the appointed candidate is a dynamic and driven accountant with the ability to drive financial performance within an expanding business.

For more information on the position please contact Jonathan Donnelly and view the role profile by clicking here.