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  • A new Financial Controller for Thorite

    Thorite has just appointed a new Financial Controller. OK, nothing too unusual about that. But at a time when most major companies will employ a recruitment consultant to fill such an important role, Thorite has shrewdly chosen to employ from within and has promoted a man who joined the company in 1985.

    Chris Streets has worked in the accounts department of Thorite for thirty-three years.  During this time, he has seen the company grow to become the largest supplier of pneumatic and fluid power products in the UK with eleven branches, a massive commerce-based website, over 1,000 suppliers and over 5,000 customers. Now, as Financial Controller, Chris is managing a team in the accounts department which is responsible for the financial health of the company. Does he find this daunting? “No not at all.” Says Chris. “It’s about knowledge, enthusiasm, experience and having a great team of people in the department.”

    In his leisure time, Chris is an enthusiastic supporter of Speedway and while his local team no longer exists, he is a regular visitor to Belle Vue in Manchester. He is also a Leeds United and Halifax RLFC supporter.