Sniffers appoints new business support manager

Emma Le Gros Clark formerly worked alongside Sniffers director Simon Brown when the two worked at Lloyds Banking Group

Sniffers Pet Care has hired Emma Le Gros Clark as its new business support manager following an “impressive” growth trajectory for the group.

Le Gros Clark joins the pet treat business’s team from Lloyds Banking Group, where she previously worked alongside Sniffers director Simon Brown.

She has left a 22-year career in the financial services industry to join Sniffers, where her main focus will now be managing goods in and liaising with international suppliers. She is one of three appointments being made as a result of the group’s recent expansion. 

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The business recently relocated to larger, 22,500 sq ft premises in Elland from its previous base in Brighouse, its second growth-driven move in two and a half years. The move takes the overall headcount to 12. 

It comes as the group has seen an “impressive” growth trajectory over the past 12 months, taking significant orders from groups including Pets At Home and Jollyes. Turnover is currently up 50% year-on-year and the group said it is likely to top the £2bn turnover mark in its next full-year results. 

Le Gros Clark, who spent the past nine years at Lloyds focusing on employee engagement and communications, said she was “delighted” to be working alongside Brown and the team at Sniffers. 

She said: “Having worked with a corporate giant for so long it’s exciting to move to Sniffers, a growing business with some incredible opportunities.  

“I originally moved to Yorkshire in 2004 – it was only supposed to be for three months! – then married a local chap and we have a son, who is three. It’s a really vibrant area that’s home to some really innovative businesses like Sniffers, that have enormous potential.”

Brown added: “I’m really pleased to welcome Emma to our team. Bringing in a business support manager of Emma’s calibre is a natural step for the business, enabling us to continue to expand and to offer an enhanced service to our customers throughout the pet trade.”

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