A KEIGHLEY brewery has a new finance director and company secretary.

Paul Tiffany has taken up the role at Timothy Taylor's.

He began his career at PricewaterhouseCoopers, and latterly was divisional finance and IT director with RS Safety Solutions.

Mr Tiffany said it was "a great honour" to join Taylor's.

"My family and I live in the area so of course I was well-versed in Taylor’s beers and their excellent national reputation as well as the company’s pub estate!" he added.

"I look forward to working with the fantastic team at the brewery and contributing to the board to ensure that the business continues to prosper."

He succeeds John Varley, who will remain a director through the autumn to help with the handover, before retiring.

Taylor's chief executive, Tim Dewey, says: "I would like to thank John for his enormous contribution to the business’ success over the past seven or so years. We are very sad to lose him, but understand his decision to retire.

"The board and I very much look forward to working with Paul, who was the standout candidate during an extremely comprehensive recruitment process."