Helen Haddow joins Houlden Group board


Finance director joins board having worked with group for 11 years.

The Houlden Group has announced that Helen Haddow, its finance and administrative director, has joined its Board of Directors having been part of the company for 11 years.

Haddow is a qualified chartered accountant and has worked with the Houlden jewellery and watch buying group using her accountancy skills "to help ethically run the finances of the organisation on behalf of its members".

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“I have been part of the business for so long now that it feels like a natural progression to join the board. I am looking forward to the new challenges that this presents and to help shape the future of the business," said Haddow.

With a base in Glasgow, Haddow will join existing directors Stuart Laing, Michael Hyman, Eleanor Pyke, Christopher Carry and Keith Gill, replacing Tony Rudell following his death in May this year.

Stuart Laing, Houlden Group’s chief executive, welcomed Haddow to board, describing her a key player at the company.

"We are thrilled to have Helen join the board of directors. She is an integral part of the team at Houlden HQ so it makes sense for her to be part of the board and to get involved in some of the important decision making," said Laing.

Last month emerging brands Rachel Galley and Andrew Geoghegan became Houlden Group members. In August the company announced that it would widen its membership criteria to embrace diversity within the British jewellery trade, enabling smaller, quality, independent operators to join the group.


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