THE owner of Batley-based Fox’s Biscuits has announced a senior appointment.
Northern Foods, which also includes Goodfella’s pizza among its brands and supplies customers including Marks & Spencer, has named Andrew Booker as group finance director.
Mr Booker joins the Leeds-based firm on November 17 from Japan Tobacco International/Gallaher where he worked for three years as European finance director.
The announcement comes just days after Northern Foods reported a 6.7% rise in revenue at the Fox’s bakery division following the success of an online advertising campaign to relaunch the Fox’s biscuit brand.
Total sales volumes fell as it pulled out of “marginal” contracts over the past financial year, but the group said it continued to see growth in branded and own-label business.