Cherrytree Bakery is a family-owned food service retailer, which bakes and sells cakes and other sweet snacks through B2B channels, such as coffeshops, supermarkets et al.
One of the family members, Josh Entwistle, had recently left as Communications Director – this key position was vacant and needed filling. It was critical that the new hire would:
Rowan worked closely with the MD and owner, Gary Entwistle, in order to understand the role requirements, alongside the personal requirements of the incoming Commercial Director.
As experts in Executive Search, Rowan:
Through Rowan’s search and selection process, Mark Beaumont was successfully appointed. Mark was a highly suitable candidate with a strong track record within the food manufacturing industry, with Foodpack and Golden Foods. Mark had strong commercial experience, and the ambition of becoming an MD in the future. This was attractive to Cherrytree, as the incumbent MD was planning to move up to CEO level, step back from day-to-day activities and have a more strategic involvement with the business.
Mark had previously:
Since joining Cherrytree, Mark has: