Willshee’s has appointed Jon Cox as financial controller, which is a newly-created position following on from another record year for the company which saw 20% increase in sales and the need to recruit additional team members right across the business.
Jon Cox is a double qualified accountant (FCMA & MAAT) and has 23 years’ experience in business and finance, having worked for a number of high profile regional businesses including Solmar Villas, Cott Beverages, Thorntons, Castlerock Brewery and the Spirit Group. As a result, he has built up sector expertise across a number of growth areas for Willshee’s, including manufacturing and engineering, FMCG (fast moving consumer goods), leisure, retail and e-commerce.
Jon has latterly focused particularly on developing business systems, adding value, and improving processes and KPI reporting. His biggest achievement to date was helping to grow one business from £4million to £20million in under three years and being part of a project to open a factory in the USA.
Known for his people skills, Jon says: “I am really excited to have joined Willshee’s and am also very grateful for the opportunity. Being very much a team player, I’m looking forward to working with my new Willshee’s colleagues to continue the growth trend.”
Outside work, Jon is a keen runner, horse rider and musician, and is getting married to his fiancé Michelle next month.