St Albans-based timber and builders’ merchant Buttle’s has appointed Virginia Dale as financial controller.

Reporting to managing director William Naylor, Ms Dale will manage a team of four with responsibility for accounting, HR and IT.

Ms Dale is an ACCA-qualified accountant who previously worked in diverse industries such as sports merchandising, food manufacturing, electronics and fashion. During the early part of her career she was based in Hong Kong and is fluent in Cantonese.