Airdrie & Coatbridge Advertiser

Sweet success for recruits to senior management team

- IAN BUNTING

Beloved Coatbridge confection­ery firm Lees of Scotland has bolstered its senior management team following a series of internal promotions and strategic appointmen­ts.

At the start of this year the company embarked on a year-long celebratio­n of its 90th year in business, with a specific focus on investing in its future. At the core of this investment is a new team structure.

Martin Ruck will be joining Lees as developmen­t and technical director. Martin has worked within the food industry for more than 30 years and was recently responsibl­e for successful­ly delivering a significan­t number of new products to market across a 12-month period.

At Lees, Martin will be focusing on driving forward new and improved products.

Joining Martin as new additions to the business will be Robert Russell and Tim Clark.

Robert will be a buyer and responsibl­e for purchasing all ingredient­s and packaging alongside further procuremen­t needs.

Tim will be joining as the new HR and training manager and will be tasked with overseeing the improvemen­ts across HR and training functions while leading the manufactur­ing excellence programme.

The appointmen­ts will ensure Lees of Scotland “possess the quality and skills to continue to grow the business and evolve for the future”

Martin Ruck said: “This is a really exciting year for us and it’s great to be a part of a business that is willing to invest in its team and develop new ways of working.

“I have always been a huge fan of the products produced by Lees of Scotland and I’m looking forward to working with the team to create some tasty new treats.”

Lees of Scotland will also see key team members Sheevaun Thomas and Mark Higgins step up into new roles. Sheevaun will become commercial developmen­t manager and Mark will be taking on the post of supply chain manager.

Chief executive officer Clive Miquel said: “These appointmen­ts and promotions are crucial for the business, by injecting new talent and retaining and nurturing current team members we can continue to evolve and deliver high quality products.

“I am delighted to welcome Martin, Robert and Tim to the team and congratula­te Mark and Sheevaun on securing their new positions.”

 ??  ?? Raring to go (l-r) Mark Higgins, Martin Ruck, Robert Russell and Sheevaun Thomas of Lees of Scotland
Raring to go (l-r) Mark Higgins, Martin Ruck, Robert Russell and Sheevaun Thomas of Lees of Scotland

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