Matthew Hardill has joined IT resourcing specialist Cranford Group as their new chief financial officer. The appointment comes as the company marks a decade in business and prepares for five-fold growth over the next 12 months.
Hardill began his finance career with JCT600 – the 12th largest car dealership in the UK – where he worked his way up from credit control to become the group’s accountant. He then moved to a printing consumables firm in Bradford, before joining aerospace specialist Wesco Aircraft, based in Huddersfield. During his 12 years as financial controller of this technical brand, he supported the finance director with the significant growth of this $200 million US-owned company.
“Having begun life 10 years ago as a fast-paced entrepreneurial brand, Cranford has now grown to become a truly established name in the highly-technical cloud, DevOps and IT resourcing space,” said Matthew. “The company remains extremely progressive but with a new layer of financial robustness. And, with significant growth on the horizon, it is my job to ensure the finance department meets the needs of the business as it continues to evolve.
“This is an exciting opportunity for me to use my skills in a new field. I know that a deeper level of reporting, analysis and benchmarking can help shape the future of Cranford over the next 10 years and beyond.”
Cranford Group provides assured resource, solutions and work packages for clients within the technology sector and counts World Wide Technology, Vodafone, Deloitte, NHS Digital and many other leading organisations as customers.