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Whitby Seafoods Hires Finance Director to Help Drive Growth Plans

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Whitby Seafoods, the United Kingdom’s largest producer and marketer of frozen scampi products, has appointed Carol Gee as its finance director and member of the board. The chartered accountant comes to the company with a wealth of experience in finance and management, having worked in private sector businesses across a diverse range of sectors including FMCG, manufacturing and retail.

In her new position, Gee has an active role on the board, contributing to the overall business strategy with a focus on achieving financial performance results in line with business objectives. She also oversees the management and development of the finance and HR teams.

Finance Director Carol Gee

“Carol has a proven track record when it comes to driving financial performance and business growth, both in the UK and internationally, and we’re delighted to welcome her aboard,” said Managing Director Daniel Whittle. “Despite the challenging backdrop in the UK of late, we remain extremely excited for the future as we look to continue our growth trajectory. Carol’s extensive experience, together with her strategic vision, will be instrumental in helping us to reach new heights.”

Founded in 1985, independent, family-run Whitby Seafoods employs 400 people and has an annual turnover of approximately £65 million. Operating from two sites, at Whitby and the Northern Irish port of Kilkeel, the company makes more than a million portions of scampi every week, supplying own label and branded products to supermarkets, pubs, cafes and restaurants.