Farnell Finance VP wins prestigious industry award

Gavin Hodgson-Silke, Global Vice President of Finance at Farnell was recognised with Yorkshire Finance Leader award at Leeds event

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Farnell, an Avnet Company and global distributor of electronic components, products and solutions is delighted to announce that Gavin Hodgson-Silke, Global Vice President of Finance, has won the Yorkshire Finance Leader award for 2021. Gavin was nominated in the International Company category.

Chris Breslin, President, Farnell, said: “I’m proud that Gavin has been awarded the Yorkshire Finance Leader. In addition to having a bright financial mind, he exhibits the leadership skills required to drive a truly global business on a daily basis. His commercial understanding and collaborative approach have been critical in accelerating Farnell’s growth over the past two years.”

Gavin commented: “I’m delighted to receive this recognition amongst a very talented group of peers. I truly believe you can only be at your best when surrounded by a passionate, dedicated team and this is a win for everyone both within Farnell Finance and the entire business.”

The Yorkshire Finance Leaders Awards, held at The Royal Armouries in Leeds last month, welcomed over 200 finance leaders and professionals to celebrate the region’s finance community. Gavin was one of 11 award winners recognised on the night.


About us

Farnell is a global technology leader with over 80 years in the high service distribution of technology products and solutions for electronic system design, production, maintenance and repair. Farnell uses this experience to support its broad customer base, from hobbyists to engineers, maintenance engineers and buyers as ‘The Development Distributor’, working with leading brands and start-ups to develop new products for market, and supporting the industry as it seeks to develop the current and next generation of engineers.

Farnell trades as Farnell in Europe, Newark in North America, and element14 throughout Asia Pacific. Farnell's global businesses are supported by a global supply chain of more than 3,500 suppliers and has an extensive inventory profile developed to anticipate and meet the needs of innovative customers everywhere. Farnell also sells direct to consumers through a network of resellers, and its CPC business in the UK.

Farnell is a business unit of Avnet (Nasdaq: AVT). Avnet is a global technology solutions provider with an extensive ecosystem that delivers design, product, marketing and supply chain expertise for customers at every stage of the lifecycle.

For more information, visit the website at http://www.farnell.com/corporate