TURBINE specialist Earthmill has appointed a finance director following more than 50 per cent growth of the business.

The Wetherby-based firm has appointed former PwC accountant Andy Mill to the board to take over the financial management of the £12 million business from commercial director Mark Woodward.

Mr Mill has spent the last five years as a finance director and financial consultant to firms including Lexia Solutions and Andrew Page.

Mr Woodward said: "We needed to strengthen the board with a dedicated finance director to enable us to plan for the fundraising and further growth that is on the horizon.

"Andy has the experience of five years as finance director in a fast moving group, and a background with a big four firm that is ideal for us."

Earthmill was founded in 2009 by managing director Steve Milner and has installed more than 175 turbines across the UK.

Mr Mill said: "The business has grown organically from an entrepreneurial beginning in Steve’s garage, through city investment last year and most recently raising £1.25 million of finance through a crowd-funding first that completed last month.

"The rapid growth and innovation right through the organisation has been remarkable, and I am looking forward to helping maintain that trajectory."