It is with great pleasure that we announce the appointment of Marc Holding to the position of Managing Director.
Marc's appointment forms part of the business' ongoing growth and development plan and will continue to push the current drive for innovation.
Marc has been promoted from within the company, having worked as Finance Director for the last four years. Before joining The Vella Group, Marc built a successful career leading finance functions for high profile businesses such as Howard Basford and Genus plc.
Karl Vella, company founder and Executive Chairman, said, "The company's ability to attract people of Marc's calibre is a strong endorsement of the Group's strategy and vision. This appointment reflects the evolution of the business while staying faithful to the core values that have defined who we are over the past three decades.
"Marc and I have built up a great relationship over the last four years; his passion for our industry and the ongoing success of this business makes this appointment an easy one. Marc has the right mix of corporate polish, industry grit and good old common sense that I know will see him achieve every success in his new post. The leadership and ongoing development he has shown with our support functions has made them second to none and I look forward to seeing this cascade across our wider business.
"Personally, I am still as passionate and involved as ever with both the business and the industry and with the great team we have here, I am confident the business is in a place where I can hand over the day-to-day responsibility to Marc. With the ongoing support of Barry Whittles in the capacity of Non-Executive Director, I will continue to ensure the company maintains a balance between ambitious expansion and sustainable progress.
Marc Holding added, "The Vella Group has a deserved reputation in the industry for quality and integrity, and the current landscape in the industry is one that is full of opportunities for positive change.
"I have been privileged to work alongside some of the industry's best at both Howard Basford and now here at The Vella Group. In fact, there can't be many people out there who have had the chance to learn from three Industry Knight winners!
"When the chance arose to join a business as iconic as The Vella Group, I felt it was an opportunity not to miss. The last four years have flown by, and the business is in a great position to kick on again. Being offered the role of Managing Director at a company as prestigious as this is a huge honour and shows the trust Karl has in myself and the team. I am very much looking forward to continuing my strong and longstanding working relationship with Mike Sarsfield, Operations Director, building upon guidance given to me over the past two years and the ongoing support of Karl.
"I believe there is no monopoly on good ideas and with an industry as full of knowledge and valuable experience as this, I will be dedicating time to discuss my new role and our future plans with all our stakeholders, customers, suppliers and my colleagues."