Position title
Finance Director

Cromwell Polythene are a proud, independent, family-run business. They operate from a Head Office, processing and distribution site at Sherburn-in-Elmet, West Yorkshire and have a manufacturing and recycling division (CPR Manufacturing) in Alfreton, Derbyshire.

Cromwell have significant plans for growth and now require an ambitious, hands on, commercially minded FD who can work closely with the next generation to help define and implement the Strategic Plan. Success in this role will help unlock growth and drive opportunity.


A Finance Director, of this calibre, is a key appointment for Cromwell Polythene. The business needs someone who will partner effectively with the Owner, Directors, and Management Team to help drive the commercial and strategic conversation. You must achieve this whilst also weaving increased financial control throughout the business.

The FD will focus intently on how the business is performing and how it can continue to adapt and grow. Your curious mindset, attention to detail and commercial nous will combine to provide an effective steer for the most efficient and profitable route forward. Your unique understanding of the operation and the strength of the relationships you can build will allow you to develop a culture of financial understanding and accountability.

The successful candidate will always need to maintain a hands-on familiarity with the numbers but by ensuring your team becomes more “business facing”, the insight and analysis will become more relevant and finance will become embedded as an added value part of the entire operation.

Interpersonally, you must be credible and enthusiastic. You will also be a confident communicator and although the senior team are accomplished professionals you will be seen as a commercial guide.


Candidates must be qualified accountants (ACA, ACCA or CIMA) and will have manufacturing experience and a tangible appreciation of the Owner Managed environment. You will likely have a systems orientated mind, an eye for detail and a nimble, commercially focused, and collaborative approach.

Job Benefits

Cromwell Polythene require an individual capable of helping them to achieve sustained and profitable growth. In return for your skills, they are offering a generous basic salary alongside an excellent bonus and benefits scheme.


If this opportunity is of interest, please send a copy of your most recent CV along with details of your current salary and benefits package to don@kudusearch.careers.

Further information can be found at www.kudusearch.careers/cromwell



KUDU Search Careers Ltd has been retained to complete this assignment on behalf of Cromwell Polythene. All direct enquiries will be forwarded to KUDU Search. Any CVs introduced by a 3rd party will be treated as a gift and forwarded to KUDU Search.

Employment Type
Duration of employment
Manufacturing, Distribution
Job Location
1 Glentrool Avenue, Sherburn in Elmet, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS25 6RE, United Kingdom
Base Salary
£80000-£100000 Per year

+benefits +bonus

Date posted
August 31, 2022
Valid through
September 30, 2022
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