I joined Westmill because the role that was advertised was exactly what I needed for my development. Even after a few years I am still impressed with how many development opportunities there are and that any role can change to suit one’s needs. There are effectively multiple business segments within Westmill each having different strategies and requiring different finance inputs. At Westmill we have world class manufacturing, excellent commercial sales, big central finance teams and even international finance in our Europe division. So anybody could build their career in finance to progress to advanced or senior roles.
I joined ABF in Feb 2011 in an operations finance role, then moved to Westmill in October 2013 to gain commercial finance experience. Internal moves are strongly encouraged. After two years, the business was happy with my progress and supported my development with a promotion to Central Finance Manager in 2015. In this role I manage a team of two, look after overheads spend and run FX risk management. My greatest personal achievement so far was having the opportunity to take part in the ABF finance development programme – an internal fast track to FD. I have a clear development plan, and feel supported in moving up towards my ultimate goals.