CJ Lang appoints finance chief

CJ Lang have appointed Guy Smith to the newly created role of chief financial officer.

Smith joined the Spar wholesale in June following the departure of finance director, Craig Tedford.  He joins the business from Costa Coffee where he was interim finance director, Costa Express.

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Smith said: “CJ Lang is investing for the long term whilst executing a customer-focused strategy to build independent convenience retailing, encourage local shopping and build brand loyalty. It’s not every day that you get the opportunity to work for one of the most prominent family-owned Scottish businesses and I am excited to further solidify CJ Lang as the leader in the Scottish convenience market.”

Colin McLean, chief executive of CJ Lang added: “Guy is a very experienced chief financial officer with an extensive financial understanding across a diverse range of companies, both nationally and internationally. He brings more 30 years of financial leadership. We welcome Guy to the business and look forward to working closely with him as we move to the next stage of our transformation programme.”

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Paul Hill is the Editor of Better Wholesaling. He can be found on Twitter at @BW_PaulHill, or contacted via paul.hill@newtrade.co.uk and 07960935659.


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