Finance Director Mark Bradbury is the man who makes the numbers count here at Birtwistles. Whilst our butchers are busy cutting meat, Mark’s busy driving the business forward with intelligent strategic and financial planning.
Having spent his entire working life in the food industry, over 24 years of which as a Finance Director, Mark boasts a wealth of knowledge and experience that makes him an invaluable asset to the business. He plays a vital, hands on role, providing day-to-day management information that has an immediate and positive impact on the business.
“We work very hard to produce great quality meat. We procure our meat from the best places around the world. Our processes in the factory and the finance department are first class, and all that adds up to a great business.”
Mark believes that in order for us to be successful the business needs to be flexible and responsive to the constantly changing industry and customer requirements. He revels in this kind of real world, real time finance and enjoys nothing more than making the numbers work for our customers and the business. We don’t just report monthly or weekly, that’s an eternity for us… we report daily, which makes us more dynamic and better prepared to react, should we need to. Our company, and in particular the Finance Department, are geared up to report, analyse and then utilise the management information quickly and efficiently in order to improve our processes and service.
We’ve got big plans for the future and Mark’s dedication, expertise and insight gives us a real advantage when considering investment opportunities including the expansion and improvement of our IT infrastructure. No matter how successful we become, we never let up on anything, there’s always an opportunity to improve and Mark’s here to keep us moving forwards.