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 Global is a fast and reliable distributor of products and technology for electronic and industrial system design, maintenance and repair.  From research and design through prototype to production, Farnell helps its customers access the products and services they need 24/7.  With more than 80 years of experience, 47 localised websites, and a dedicated team of over 3,500 employees, Farnell provides every component its customers need to build the technology of tomorrow.

Farnell Global trades as Farnell in Europe, Newark in North America, and element14 in Asia Pacific.  It also sells direct to consumers through its CPC business in the UK.

Farnell Global has been part of the established global technology distributor, Avnet (Nasdaq: AVT), since 2016. Today, this relationship allows the company to support its customers at every stage of the product life cycle, offering a truly unique distribution model, as well as expertise in end-to-end delivery and product design.

For more information, visit http://www.farnell.com/