Lisa Oakes, who is finance director at Bodmin-based confectionary company Buttermilk, has joined the LEP Board and will also chair the LEP’s Audit and Assurance Committee. Lisa has more than 20 years of business finance and accountancy experience.
She joined Buttermilk part-time in 2012 as a consultant management accountant and became full time finance director in 2016.
The award-winning, family-run business was established in 1964 producing traditional fudge and now offers a range of products in home and overseas markets, including dairy-free and vegan options.
Prior to that Lisa held a variety of finance and accountancy roles with a range of Cornish businesses including Healey’s Cornish Cyder Farm, Pooleys Chartered Accountants and Mannings Hotel, Bar and Restaurant.
Commenting on her appointment, Lisa said: “I’ve experienced first-hand the many challenges of growing a successful business and I want to bring those skills to the LEP board as it shapes the economic future of Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly.”