Movers & Shakers September 2016

Movers & Shakers September 2016

A round-up of the month's appointments, hires and promotions...

North East

Scotland

West Midlands

Yorkshire

North West

London & The South

 

North East 

Cottages in Northumberland – which lets out more than 180 coastal, countryside and city properties in the region – has appointed Samantha Mcculloch to the position of sales and marketing coordinator.

Samantha, 29, from Hebburn, brings several years’ experience of customer facing sales to the role in which she will be responsible for handling customer enquiries and coordinating their holiday requirements.

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Miller Homes North East has strengthened its team with the appointment of a new sales manager as the housebuilder looks to grow its presence in the region.

Phil Dougan, 30, from Sunderland, joins the business at an important time, as it works to increase its portfolio of active developments, adding to its current 10 locations, which include sites in Gateshead, North Tyneside, Northumberland, Houghton-le-Spring and Teesside.  

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Newcastle-headquartered law firm Watson Burton has strengthened its real estate team with the appointment of a new solicitor.

Heather Potts, from Newcastle, has joined the commercial law firm to work with a range of clients in the real estate sector, on matters including theacquisition, funding, development and disposal of development sites.

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Scotland

Deloitte, the business advisory firm, has appointed two financial services specialists, Andrew Berry and Scott Thomson, to its risk data and analytics team.

Andrew was previously SAS UK’s financial services sales support leader, working with global and UK banks over the last 10 years, while Scott Thomson has over 20 years’ insurance experience, having worked for Aviva for over 10 years and then at SAS UK financial services and EXL Services.  

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Boutiques drinks firm, Crucial Drinks, has strengthened its team with the appointment of international business leader, Ken Rose asone of itspartners.

Ken, a former Director of Southern Comfort USA, has over 20 years of FMCG experience with global brands including Diageo, Cadbury Schweppes and Brown-Forman. In his role at Southern Comfort, Ken led the brand to its strongest performance in 20 years, enjoying double digit growth.

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Tina Campbell has been appointed Marketing Coordinator by systems integrator Elite Control Systems, which provides various engineering support services to customers in the UK and globally.

In her new role, Tina is responsible for planning and executing both online and offline marketing strategies and campaigns.

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Independent Aberdeenshire housebuilder, Bancon Homes, has strengthened its senior team with the appointment of an experienced sales and marketing director.

With more than 16 years’ experience in the property sector, Joanne (Jo) Skinner joins the firm which recently launched the high-profile 40 property development at Oaklands in Banchory.

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West Midlands

Audit, tax and consulting firm RSM has expanded its team in Birmingham with the appointment of 14 new trainees.

Nine of the new starters will join the audit faculty including Chiraag Pankhania, Joseph Markides, Luke Hall, Harry Carlisle, Daniel Rowlands, Grace Burgess, Hashim Hafeez, Thomas Clayton and Iqra Kazmi.

The remaining trainees will be placed across the firm’s other practices including Sahir Hussain in internal audit, Naihla Shabir in tax, Luke Bryant in accounting and financial reporting, Ian Carruthers in corporate finance and Shyam Karavadra in the risk advisory team.

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Birmingham’s Jewellery Quarter Business Improvement District (JQBID) is pleased to announce the recent addition to its line-up with Justin Ford stepping into the role as a JQBID Ambassador.

Originally from California, the JQBID’s newest Ambassador has worked in the Jewellery Quarter for over five years, and so brings with him a deep knowledge and understanding of the area, as well as a passion for its community and atmosphere. 

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Yorkshire   

Property consultant Eddisons has boosted its Yorkshire and Manchester teams with two new appointments and three promotions.

In the firm’s Manchester valuations division, Philip Deakin has been appointed as director. Also joining Eddisons is Ian Appleby, who has spent the past 40 years at RBS in Eddisons’ Leeds office.

Within the firm, Steven Jones has been promoted to director in Eddisons’ agency division, while associate director David Cran moves from Manchester to Leeds to help drive bank and private client valuation work across Yorkshire. 

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Three tax experts at BHP Chartered Accountants have successfully completed the UK’s most in-depth taxation qualification to become fully qualified Chartered Tax Advisers.

Mark Trevenna, Jessica Finley and Ashley Ward have all completed The Chartered Institute of Taxation’s Chartered Tax Adviser (CTA) qualification.  The trio are all based at BHP’s Sheffield office and this latest success means the firm’s tax division now has 20 Chartered Tax Advisers within its 35 strong team, which reinforces its position as the largest tax team in the region.  

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North West

Knights Professional Services continues to strengthen its non-legal offering following the appointment of two highly-regarded corporate finance advisors and chartered accountants from the North West.

With more than 35 years’ combined experience, Tim Scott and Julia Stokes have been recruited to the role of partner and senior associate to develop Knights’ corporate finance offering as part of its ambitious plans for growth.

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Recruitment firm Stark Brooks has expanded its range of specialist services with a new division focusing on senior positions in the fields of supply chain, procurement and logistics.

Stark Brooks has appointed Richard York as a business manager to head the division.

He has more than 20 years’ recruitment experience and has moved from Liverpool-based Direct Search UK, which is part of Bibby Line Group’s employment services arm.

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Kristan Love has been promoted to associate director in Eddisons’ property management team in Manchester. 

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