Company background

Adler & Allan is the UK’s leading provider of environmental risk reduction services. Based in North Yorkshire, it has grown substantially over recent years with annual revenues of c.£120m. With a network of 20 locations and a team of 950+ employees, it provides national coverage 24/7 and has amassed emergency response contracts with over 250 organisations.
With support from Private Equity firm Sun European Partners, the business has major growth ambitions and is forecast to make revenues of £180m in 2023 via organic and acquisitive means.

The brief

Adler & Allan appointed Directorbank to source a high calibre, commercial CFO to partner with the Board in shaping the business plan and driving the growth agenda.

Alongside robust financial management, the CFO would play a pivotal role in future M&A activity, helping to identify targets and oversee the acquisition and integration process.

A career history demonstrating financial success in a £50m+ revenue growth business alongside experience of driving a trade sale or other form of exit was also a pre-requisite. 


Utilising full market research and our entrepreneurial network of proven, PE-literate Board directors, Directorbank successfully completed the search with the appointment of Andy Boyle, an influential and dynamic finance executive with significant international exposure and a sustained record of driving growth in private, PE-backed and listed businesses.
Ambitious and hands-on, Andy has a thorough grasp on the rigours of PE ownership, acting as the all-important foil to the CEO and leading multi-functional teams to achieve challenging goals. His past roles include CFO of Global Knowledge EMEA and Azlan Group plc as well as Group FD of Cedar Court Hotels.