Appointment of Non-Executive Director, NWF Group PLC, 2020-05-05

RNS Number : 8932L
05 May 2020


NWF Group plc 

NWF Group plc: Appointment of Non-Executive Director

NWF Group plc (“NWF” or the “Group”), the specialist distributor of fuel, feed and food across the UK, announces the appointment of Richard James Armitage, as Non-Executive Director with effect from 1 July 2020. In addition, Richard will assume the role of Chair of the Audit Committee following the conclusion of the next Annual General Meeting of the Group.


Richard Armitage, FCMA, aged 54, has wide experience in CFO/Finance Director roles across a number of industry sectors worldwide. Richard is currently CFO at Victrex plc, a FTSE 250 company with revenues of c.£300 million employing c.1,000 people in the UK and internationally. Prior to joining Victrex in April 2018, Richard was Group Finance Director of Samworth Brothers, a UK based branded and own-label food manufacturer. Richard has also held senior financial roles at McBride plc where he was CFO, Premier Foods plc’s Grocery and Chilled Divisions, and at Courtaulds, ICI and Boots plc. Richard trained through the Courtaulds and ICI Management Development programmes.


Commenting on the appointment, Chairman, Philip Acton said: “I am delighted to welcome Richard to the Board of NWF, his experience will be of significant value in the direction of the Group going forwards.”


Information for investors, including analyst consensus forecasts, can be found on the Group’s website at  


Richard Whiting, Chief Executive

Reg Hoare / James Bavister

Mike Bell / Ed Allsopp

Chris Belsham, Group Finance Director

MHP Communications

Peel Hunt LLP

NWF Group plc

Tel: 020 3128 8100

(Nominated Adviser and Broker)

Tel: 01829 260 260


Tel: 020 7418 8900



Disclosures required by Schedule Two, paragraph (g) of the AIM Rules for Companies.


Current directorships

Directorships held in the last five years

Invibio Device Component Manufacturing Inc.

Invibio Device Component Manufacturing Limited

Invibio Inc.

Invibio Knees Limited

Invibio Limited

Juvora Limited

Kleiss Gears Inc.

Panjin VYX High Performance Materials Co. Limited

Victrex Europa GmbH

Victrex High Performance Materials (Shanghai) Co. Limited

Victrex Hong Kong Limited

Victrex Japan Inc.

Victrex Manufacturing Limited

Victrex PLC

Victrex Trading Limited

Victrex Trustee Limited

Victrex USA Holdings Inc.

Victrex USA Holdings Limited

Victrex USA Inc.

Zyex Group Limited

Zyex Limited

Zyex Reclaim limited

Blueberry Foods Limited

Brooksby Foods Limited

Dickinson & Morries Limited

Gibbs Croft Limited

Ginsters Limited

Henry Walker (Retail) Limited

Kettleby Foods Limited

Melton Foods Limited

Merlin Properties (U.K.) Limited

Mrs King’s Pork Pies Limited

Samworth Brothers Distribution Limited

Samworth Brothers Health Care Scheme Limited

Samworth Brothers Limited

Sci-MX Nutrician Limited

Soreen Limited

Tamar Foods Limited

Thorpe Butler Limited

Walker & Son (Leicester) Limited

Walkers (Leicester) Limited

West Cornwall Food Co Limited

West Cornwall Pasty Co. Limited

Westward Laboratories Limited


Save as set out above, there are no further disclosures required  pursuant to Schedule Two, paragraph (g) of the AIM Rules for Companies in relation to the appointment of Richard Armitage as Non-Executive Director.


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