Clare Urmston

Chief Financial Officer

I have an equal blend of retail and food manufacturing experience, having spent 8 years at Wilko Retail, most latterly as Acting CFO and 6 years in food having worked for Northern Foods in a number of financial roles. I love the fast pace of both businesses and being able to relate to consumer needs.  Food and shopping are a passion of mine!  Prior to this I qualified with KPMG and I also sit on the ICAEW Business Committee.


I joined Symington’s in May 2017 and am responsible for Finance and IT.   Within a week of joining, I felt like I had been there years, everyone has been so welcoming.  Our team are very passionate about the work they do and are really embracing of change and challenge.


I live south of Sheffield with my husband and daughter who keeps us entertained all weekend! I also love to travel and spend time with our friends, a good day at the races never goes amiss!