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Benchmark Hlgs PLC (BMK)


Friday 25 November, 2016

Benchmark Hlgs PLC

Appointment of Non-Executive Director

RNS Number : 1244Q
Benchmark Holdings PLC
25 November 2016

25 November 2016


Benchmark Holdings plc

("Benchmark", the "Company" or the "Group")


Appointment of Non-Executive Director


Benchmark, the aquaculture biotechnology and food chain sustainability business, announces the appointment of Kevin Quinn as a Non-Executive Director of the Company with immediate effect. 


Kevin Quinn (56) has over 30 years of financial experience in international business and the biosciences industry, including with FTSE 100 companies.  Kevin has for the past 11 years been Chief Financial Officer at Berendsen plc, the leading FTSE 250 European textile service business.  Previously, Kevin held senior finance positions within biosciences group Amersham plc and before that was a partner with PricewaterhouseCoopers (Prague).


Kevin will Chair the Audit Committee and sit on the Remuneration Committee.  He will stand for re-election by shareholders at the next Annual General Meeting. 


Information in respect of Kevin Quinn, as required by Rule 17 and Schedule 2(g) of the AIM Rules for Companies, is set out below.


Benchmark's Chairman, Alex Hambro, commented:


"We are delighted to welcome Kevin to the Board of Benchmark.  His skills and experience in large international companies will prove especially valuable as Benchmark continues to integrate and grow its global aquaculture offering, and his industry experience in biosciences is highly relevant.   


Kevin is taking the position formerly held by Basil Brookes, who stepped down in July, and who we thank again for his exceptional contribution to the Board."



Additional information:


Kevin Quinn does not hold any shares in the Company.



Current directorships/partnerships:


Davis (JH) Limited (00343568)

Berendsen Nominees Limited (00235790)

Davis (FH) Limited (01416992)

St Helen's Laundry Limited (00842344)

Sunlight Services Limited (02438986)

Berendsen UK Limited (00228604)

Sunlight (New Era Linen) Limited (00177175)

Society Linen Limited (04649067)

Spring Grove Services Group Limited (00107202)

Fabricare Limited (00072351)

Sunlight Workwear Services Limited (00349456)

Cavendish Laundry Limited (00460332)

Lakeland Pennine Group Limited (00330693)

Eamont Vale Laundry and Cleaners Limited (00224291)

Sunlight Service Group (Shop Investments) Limited (00220707)

The Sunlight Group Limited (00100148)

Midland Laundry Group Holdings Limited (03127441)

Sunlight (72078) Limited (00072078)

Lakeland Pennine Limited (00147619)

Hall & Letts Limited (02070285)

Sunlight (Lyndale) Limited (00384050)

Charnwood Laundry Limited (03006863)

Midland Laundry Group Limited (03108728)

Sunlight (Newbury) Limited (00022702)

Sunlight Textile Services Limited (00296338)

Spring Grove Services Limited (02322202)

National Sunlight Laundries Limited (00785666)

Laundrycraft Limited (03043317)

The Sunlight Service Group Limited (00675417)

Berendsen Plc (01480047)

Berendsen Workwear Limited (10175170)

Berendsen Hospitality Limited (10175166)

Berendsen Healthcare Limited (10174957)

Berendsen Finance (Euro 2) Limited (08322720)

Berendsen Finance (DKK) Limited (08321834)

Berendsen Finance (Euro) Limited (08321855)

The Business Services Association (02834529)

BDF Healthcare Ltd (SC223071)

IHSS Limited (05233636)

BDF Limited (SC107761)

BDF Holdings Limited (SC243495)

Rocialle Limited (01510162)

Sunlight Clinical Solutions Limited (05233571)

IH Decontamination Services (Cardiff) Limited (03526990)

M Furnishing Group Limited (00376070)

M Furnishing (Ireland) Limited (03142255)

Acorn Services (North West) Limited (01778007)

New Wave Laundries Limited (SC143893)

Dunfermline and West Fife Laundry, Limited (SC007962)

Salop Textile Solutions Limited (00219552)

Lizard and District Hygienic Steam Laundry Company, Limited (The) (00120774)

Combined Linen Service Limited (00062388)

Camborne-Redruth Laundry Company Limited (00440464)

Fakenham Laundry Services Limited (00843726)

West Kent Laundry Limited (00230779)

Davis (BIM) Limited (00709271)

Berendsen A/S (Denmark)

Berendsen Textil Service AB (Sweden)

S Berendsen AB (Sweden)


Previous directorships/partnerships in the past 5 years:


Mitre Linen Limited (10131682)

The Davis Service Group Limited (00237192)

Dawn and Dorset Laundry Limited (00417406)

Fryer Workwear Limited (01431659)

Society Linen and Garments Limited (00383029)

Promotional and Embroidery Products Limited (04304609)

Gorine Limited (SC108172)

IH Sterile Services (Kent) Limited (06192763)

John Foster & Company, Limited (00149757)

Mitre Furnishing (Scotland) Limited (02678347)

Hills (Cleaners) Limited (SC024807)

Inkoncept Workwear Limited (04467378)

Nicholsons Limited (00759486)

Davis Minworth Limited (00474524)

Supreme Properties Limited (00845383)


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 For further information, please contact:


Benchmark Holdings plc                                             Tel: 020 7920 3150

Malcolm Pye, CEO

Roland Bonney, COO

Rachel Aninakwah, Communications


Numis                                                                                   Tel: 020 7260 1000

Michael Meade / Freddie Barnfield (NOMAD)

James Black (Corporate Broking)


Tavistock                                                                             Tel: 020 7920 3150

Matt Ridsdale / Niall Walsh



Notes to Editors:


Founded in 2000, Benchmark challenges the status quo in aquaculture, agriculture and animal healthcare.


The company has proven distribution capabilities in high growth markets and through these it provides world leading:  Products - through an integrated package of high genetic merit breeding stock, next era vaccines, pharmaceuticals and biocides and advanced nutrition diets for the early stages of production.  Manufacturing - delivering cutting-edge technologies in animal health vaccines, aquaculture breeding production facilities /technology and state-of-the-art advanced nutrition product manufacturing.  Services - from veterinary clinical and diagnostic to technical in field/on farm support and genetic programme management.  Knowledge - through consultancy, professional training, technical online & book publishing and data management systems.  Research - into major health and management challenges facing aquaculture, agriculture and animal health care informing the development of the group's medicines, vaccines and management technologies.


Benchmark operates internationally with offices in England, Scotland, Belgium, Ireland, Norway, Iceland, USA, Brazil, China, Russia, Portugal, Thailand and Chile.  As at 31 October 2016, Benchmark employed 891 people.


For further information on Benchmark please visit

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