Ercol has appointed David Finch as finance director, replacing Mark Lawrence who left for a new role outside the industry.

David will join the Princes Risborough-based company at the end of August, chairman Edward Tadros reports.

He trained at accountancy and business advisory firm MHA MacIntyre Hudson LLP before heading to industry, latterly as group finance director at Imago Publishing in Oxfordshire.

Mark Lawrence had been with ercol for 14 years, and left last month to join ESG, a glass processing company, also as finance director.