Specialist UK and Ireland supply chain operator Oakland International has confirmed the appointment of Jeremy Hoare as the company’s new Finance Director to assist with delivery of its next phase of growth.

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An accomplished FD, with the drive and desire to take Oakland to the next level, Jeremy has held a number of senior positions with several larger businesses, including Finance Director for Linpac Allibert, the second largest European supplier of Plastic Returnable Packaging solutions prior to the merger with Schoeller Arca Systems to become the clear market leader, based out of the Netherlands. With an impeccable industry track record, Jeremy, who qualified as a Chartered Accountant at PricewaterhouseCoopers, has operated at top level management delivering both financial management and strategic change and brings with him a wealth of experience gained in Europe, North America and Asia.

Oakland International MD Dean Attwell said: “We are delighted to welcome Jeremy as Oakland International’s Finance Director. His appointment will play a pivotal role in supporting our planned growth over the coming decade. Experience gained operating in complex leveraged environments will be a strong asset going forward and we are delighted to welcome him to the Oakland Team as a member of the main Board.”

Living locally with his wife and two young children, Jeremy shares Oakland’s vision, passion and commitment to the local community and economy. His knowledge gained working with both small and large international finance departments will help support Oakland’s expanding international market interests going forward.

Oakland International’s FD, Jeremy Hoare, stated: “I am absolutely delighted to have joined the Oakland International team. There is such a phenomenal buzz in this young, dynamic and professional company, that I know we will continue to achieve great things for both our customers and people. This feels like a once in a lifetime opportunity to be part of something very special, and I look forward to the journey ahead.”

About Oakland International

Founded in 1998, Oakland International is an *award winning family owned BRC-accredited multi temperature distribution and contracting packing specialist, operating both UK and Ireland depots, for food and consumer goods using ambient, chilled and frozen transportation into major UK and Irish retail, wholesale, discount and convenience markets.

Key industry associations include British Frozen Food Federation, Institute of Grocery Distribution, Road Hauliers Association, Food Storage and Distribution Federation, Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport, and a member of the Chamber of Commerce for Herefordshire and Worcestershire, British Contract Manufacturers and Packers Association and accredited by the British Retail Consortium.

Oakland International Limited

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http://www.oakland-international.com

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