Member News: Millions-maker Golden Casket Appoints New Finance Director

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Member News: Millions-maker Golden Casket Appoints New Finance Director

The Golden Casket Group (GCG), who churn out over 80 tonnes of confectionery each week and famed for its “Millions” sweets, have appointed a new Financial Director following the retirement of long-serving FD Douglas Pilkington.

The Group was supported by MM Search, with both companies being proud members of the Inverclyde Chamber of Commerce.

Established in the 1950s, GCG has a superb portfolio of sweets such as their Rich Butter Toffees, Chocolate Caramels, Chocolate Peppermint Creams, and most recently their award-winning Vimto and Iron Brew Jelly Babies for major supermarkets.

Ann McMullan takes on the position with a wealth of FMCG experience from her time as Group Financial Controller at Browns Food Group.

Managing Director Crawford Rae, commented:

“As a family-run business, it is critical for us to find the right people to join our business.

“The team at MM Search provided an extremely personal and professional service, nothing was too much hassle.

“Their communication throughout the process was exceptional and the calibre of candidates exceeded our expectations.

“Thanks to their effort in fully understanding our company culture and values, we are delighted to have successfully appointed Ann McMullan as Finance Director.”

MM Search, Scotland’s fastest-growing executive search firm, completed the search for the position on behalf of Golden Casket.

Ken Morrice, founding Managing Partner, MM Search, said:

“As one of the most successful confectionery companies in the UK and as a family-owned company, the Golden Casket Group has a real family feel to it and is held together by strong family values.

“Supporting the board in finding a member of the senior team that will ‘fit’ the Golden Casket family culture is where we can provide the most value as head-hunters.

“As a people business, it is our job to seek the best senior talent to support a business’s growth and future development.”

Specialising in both permanent and interim executive search and in senior and board-level recruitment, MM Search has a dedicated focus on securing sought-after Chair and Non-Executive Director (NXD) positions with its Non-Exec-Director Academy.

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