Finance Director

England, Herefordshire, Ledbury
25 May 2022
22 Jun 2022
Andrew Piercy
Where will they be working?
From our office
Full Time


Galebreaker is a family-owned business with a hard-won reputation for product and service excellence. Foundationally the business is based on a strong commitment to R&D in its core area of technology; fabric engineered solutions. The mission is to 'guard against the elements,' and solutions have been developed for a very diverse range of end users from livestock buildings, factories, power stations, oil rigs and data centres. With such a strong niche area of excellence the business has built up a formidable brand both in the UK and internationally. Currently some 70% of revenues are generated outside of the UK and there is exciting opportunity for growing this global presence across our three core markets of agriculture, commercial and industrial sectors.


The business has achieved steady, profitable growth built on a strong balance sheet. The foundations created are strong both in terms of factory technologies, research & development, and ERP systems. The business spurred on by a new Board of Directors is now looking to build more rapidly from this strong base and to take advantage of the many opportunities presented by the drive to net-zero, a more unpredictable climate, new emerging markets, and the clear return on investment of its products.

To this end the Board are looking to appoint a strategic FD with the talent to lead and support the growth of the business in these new international markets, whilst continuing to invest and grow in our core operational efficiencies in our home markets. Specific responsibilities include:

  • Overall control and responsibility for Group financial affairs
  • Provide advice and guidance on financial strategy for Group
  • Pro-actively work with other Board members to develop, implement, and monitor growth strategies
  • Commercial drive to focus on efficiency and operational excellence
  • Excellence in reporting and insightful analysis
  • Overall control of HR policy
  • Overall control of IT and digital communications
  • Develop the necessary policies and procedures to meet group business objectives
  • Group Secretary


  • Full CIMA qualified or equivalent
  • A Degree, or similar, or by experience.
  • Minimum of 5 years' experience in a senior finance role
  • Strong commercial acumen
  • International experience
  • Adept at managing a group structure with subsidiary businesses in different jurisdictions
  • A system driven FD with a strong grasp of IT and its power to harness and support change.


  • Senior management skills - coaching, supporting, directing and delegation
  • A high level of commercial awareness
  • Integrity
  • Excellent communicator
  • Responsive & thorough
  • Advanced knowledge of Microsoft Office products
  • Analytical
  • Problem solver
  • Highly organised
  • Relationship builder

Hays Senior Finance have been retained and will be working exclusively with Galebreaker LTD, any direct or indirect applications will be forwarded directly to Hays directly.

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