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Leeds-based manufacturer and Connect Yorkshire member Alpha Card has made a double appointment.

Tom Whitfield has re-joined the company’s UK team as finance director, following four years’ experience at a healthcare technology business. He previously worked at Alpha Card from its inception in 2013.

Kate Shropshall has also joined the business as marketing manager, having held a similar position for US company QST Industries.

Ian Whitfield, managing director of Alpha Card, said: “Both Tom and Kate boast a wealth of experience in the finance and marketing sectors respectively, and will, therefore, be instrumental in supporting and driving our continued growth strategy across the UK and overseas.”

New finance director Tom Whitfield added: “In just five years Alpha Card has grown from a start-up into the UK’s leading manufacturer of Z-folding cards and other direct marketing materials. Both Kate and I are extremely excited to be joining the business as it continues its expansion and are now working hard on implementing and driving an equally successful growth strategy for 2019.”

Alpha Card acquired French distributor Media de Poche and German print specialist Card Media in 2018, and launched a US division. Turnover is expected to increase by 30 per cent over the next 12 months.


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