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The Crown Group

Can you give us a brief overview of the business you work for, your team in particular, and the type of people you look for when you are recruiting?

I am the Group Financial Controller of the Crown Group, one of the North West’s leading privately owned group of companies with a combined turnover of £170 Million. The Crown Group is made up of the following core businesses:

Crown Oil Ltd are one of the Country’s leading fuel distributors, we have been established for over 60 years supplying oil throughout the UK to both homes and businesses.

Crown Oil UK specialises in the supply of diesel fuel, oil, lubricants and related services on a nationwide basis throughout the UK

Crown Energy is the leading utility infrastructure and energy provider in the UK, offering gas supply, end-to-end gas, electricity, water and telecom connection services.

Crown Telecom Solutions are industry experts providing telecommunication solutions for all types of businesses

Crown Utilities is a UK leading multi utility company specialising in electric connections, gas connections and water connections.

We have one central finance department that looks after all the accounting and administration for this extensive and varied group of companies. Their roles range from qualified accountants through to admin assistants and everyone else in between. I currently employ 20 staff and as time goes by will probably expand on that number as the companies grow.

I have an excellent finance department with some very talented members of staff, and when I’m recruiting I need exceptional candidates that fit not only into the role but the company as a whole. We have a very vibrant working environment and the team at Four Financial have taken the time to understand us as a business as well as the specific job skills a role may require, and therefore giving us excellent candidates that fit perfectly into our team.

How long have you been working with Four Financial and which of our services have you used ?

I have dealt with Four Financial from their very early years and have recruited qualified, part qualified accountants, credit controllers, clerks and sales administrators both on a full time and temporary basis.

For the benefit of any potential client of ours what would you say are our key strengths and why use Four Financial rather than other agencies?

The team at Four Financial have been nothing short of first class for all the time I have dealt with them. Long gone are the days when agencies would send me a large number of candidates that I would have to ask myself how can I employ any of these? Whereas with Four Financial it’s a case of which one do I not employ? They take the time to learn about us as a company and they won’t send me any candidates that are not fit for either the role or us as a company. In simple terms Four Financial deliver what they promise, which as a client who demands the highest standards that is all I can ask for.


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