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Helm appoints new finance and operations director

Helm Godfrey has appointed Linda Clark to the position of finance and operations director in a bid to accelerate the growth of the business.

In the newly-created board position will work closely with the other members of the senior management team to continue implementing its growth plans.

Clark was formerly chief executive of Fresh Finance, which Helm acquired in August 2006.

Over the last 12 months she has been responsible for the development of Helm’s operating and information systems, including delivery of the Nucleus wrap platform.

Managing director Bruce Wilson says: “As a growing and profitable IFA with ambitious plans for the future it is important that we stay focused on the things that really matter and have got the business to where it is – happy clients and healthy finances.

“As an accountant with a proven track record in operations Linda is uniquely qualified to ensure this happens. She is a talented individual who has already had a very positive impact on the business. Her new role will enable us to make more of those talents.”


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