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Branston finance director promoted to new role

Jo Hill moves to new position of planning director as UK potato supplier invests in capacity and processing equipment across its sites

Branston finance director promoted to new role

Jo Hill

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Potato supplier Branston has strengthened its senior management team, having promoted its head of finance and planning into the new role of planning director.  

Jo Hill, who has over 14 years’ experience in finance for food producers, will also sit as a member on the executive board. Having started at Branston as commercial accountant in 2013, she has worked her way up to the new position.  

James Truscott, managing director at Branston, said: “We’re thrilled to be promoting Jo for a third time, having seen her progress within the finance team over the last five years. 

“Jo has made an outstanding contribution to Branston’s finance team, as well as the wider business. She has developed the skills and knowledge that perfectly suit the new role of planning director.

“This is a really exciting time for Branston, we’re making significant investments to our sites across the UK, increasing capacity and developing state-of-the-art processing to get the best out of the UK’s potato crop.”

The potato producer – which has sites in Somerset, Lincolnshire and Perth, Scotland – currently has a a number of vacancies to fill, including those of maintenance manager and QA controller, as well a range of paid 12-month placements. More information can be found on the company’s website.




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