New Head of Finance for fast-growing Mrs Buckét

Leading commercial cleaning company Mrs Buckét has welcomed a new Head of Finance to its senior management team as it continues its rapid growth within the cleaning and facilities management industry.

A Swansea-based chartered accountant with over 30 years’ experience, Jon Blakemore has built up a wealth of experience working for diverse organisations, including FTSE 100 companies, US corporations, and both international and UK-based privately owned businesses.

In his new role, Jon will be responsible for the strategic direction of the company, driving commercial results, assessing income streams and costs, and delivering on P&L, cashflow and KPI objectives.

As well as managing and developing the finance team and carrying out finance and data analysis, Jon will also be tasked with forecasting and modelling the financial requirements to meet the strategic intent of the business.

Jon said, “Part of Mrs Buckét’s appeal is that it is a fast-growing, ambitious organisation. It is so exciting to see such a forward-thinking company working hard to make tangible changes in their industry.

“Every day at Mrs Buckét is different, the environment is fast-paced and challenging. I’m very much looking forward to working with my colleagues to help grow the business while delivering a top-class service to our customers.”

Jon is the latest in a series of high-level appointments made by CEO Rachael Flanagan as she moves to consolidate her senior management team ahead of numerous significant changes being made to the business strategy.

Rachael said: “To have someone with Jon’s level of financial acumen and experience join the team is testament to the way the business is headed. We have ambitious growth plans over the coming years and adding someone of Jon’s calibre to our senior management team is central to our long-term strategy.

“I’m thrilled to welcome Jon to Mrs Buckét and I am excited to see the positive impact he will have on the business over the coming months and years.”

Mrs Buckét is a high-quality commercial cleaning and facilities management company. Established by Rachael Flanagan in 2005, the business has grown to have 330 employees operating across south Wales and south west England.

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