Nik Pratap and Gillian McBride worked with Carlton Forest Group over the summer to successfully appoint their new Finance Director, Scott RobsonScott joins the Group after a 13-year career at shipping and logistics company, Maersk, where he held various senior roles within finance all over the world. He was most recently stationed in West Africa, and has returned home to Yorkshire with his family. Scott brings with him genuine industry expertise and a proven track record of leading finance teams in the sector. Known for his visionary approach to finance, investment and strategic growth, he has held a number of senior finance and board positions.“We extend a very warm welcome to Scott and look forward to working with him as our portfolio of businesses continue to deliver our exciting growth plans and strategic diversification,” said Mark Pepper, CEO, Carlton Forest Group Holdings. “He joins our driven and dynamic senior team and I am confident that he will have a long and successful career with us.”Scott qualified as an accountant after graduating from the University of Hull. His career has taken him across the globe, in a diverse range of multi-million-pound businesses, where he has driven profitability, business performance and growth.Scott commented; “Carlton Forest Group has a very exciting outlook, with a clearly defined strategy to continue the exceptional growth the 3PL business has seen over the past few years. The Group’s energy division is on the verge of redefining the waste-to-energy and pyrolysis sectors in the UK. the innovative technology presents a whole range of recycling and energy options, at a time when the UK needs to find new ways of dealing with its waste in a responsible and circular way. It will be a fantastic new challenge, and one which I am excitedly looking forward to!”Established in 2013, the Group operates two divisions: the core business operations of third party logistics have increased three fold in just seven years, and the company launched its new energy division in last year, IRR Waste2Energy.Further information about the businesses within the Carlton Forest Group can be found by visiting their website
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