L-R Paul Davies, Gareth Fry And Patrick Hurst Low Res

L-R: Paul Davies, Gareth Fry and Patrick Hurst

Statiflo has welcomed a new group financial controller following the retirement of Patrick Hurst.
Paul Davies, 51, has joined the company from insurance broker Ageas Retail.

He trained and qualified as a chartered accountant at KPMG and has previously held senior roles at companies including Churchill China (UK) and JCB.

Patrick, aged 68, joined Statiflo in January 2010 and his retirement brings down the curtain on an accountancy career which began in 1966 as an articled clerk at a firm in the West End of London earning £10 a week.

He has worked in listed, privately-owned and employee-owned companies and in the not-for-profit sector, and has been involved in numerous mergers, turnarounds and disposals.

Statiflo Managing Director Gareth Fry said: “Patrick has been a great asset to the business. He has been a rock of stability throughout his time with us and has remained in post to ensure a smooth handover to Paul. We are hugely grateful to him and wish him all the very best in his retirement.”

Gareth added: “Paul is an experienced senior finance professional with a Big Four background followed by a career in multi-site international businesses.

“He has tremendous financial knowledge and understanding, along with great commercial acumen, and he is a fantastic fit for Statiflo.”