Ian Parry from Sigma Financial Group
A summary of August's key appointments, hires and promotions from across the Midlands.
James takes up role as new Nottingham lead for Curtins
Experienced engineer James Garment has taken up the role of Nottingham office lead for engineering consultancy Curtins.
Technical director James has been with the firm for more than five years and will now head up its Nottingham office, leading its 30-strong team of experts in delivering a range of schemes across the region and further afield for its clients.
James, who is a Nottingham Trent University alumni, has extensive experience within the construction sector and is proud of the team the firm has built in the city and its commitment to staying ahead of the curve to best service its clients.
New appointment to drive growth of Derbyshire Building Control Partnership
David Pratt has been appointed as Building Control Manager of Derby-based Derbyshire Building Control Partnership (DBCP).
He brings nearly 30 years of experience to the role, having previously held building inspector roles at Chesterfield Borough Council and most recently Mansfield District Council.
Within the role, David will be active in marketing DBCP’s services and offering to builders, property owners and architects throughout the region.
He will also be implementing the industry-recognised ISO:9001 quality management system across the organisation’s offices at Friar Gate in Derby and Chesterfield.
Superdream continues to expand with two new hires
Following an agency-wide restructure in February, marketing agency Superdream continues to expand with the appointment of two new additions to the thriving content team.
Michelle Ivins has joined Superdream as content director, leading the growing social media and PR team of specialists.
Having spent over 20 years in PR, Michelle is an integral part of the management strategy team, providing support to existing and new clients, whilst supporting and leading her talented team.
Senior content manager, Jon Perks, has joined from Liquid where he was account director and worked with a variety of clients, including St. Modwen, Maple from Canada, Great Run Company and Visit Birmingham.
Wates Construction appoints pre-construction manager
Wates Construction, has announced the appointment of Lisa Cunningham to pre-construction manager for the Midlands.
Lisa, who has been with Wates for ten years, previously held the position of key account manager and will now be responsible for driving ambitious growth plans for the region.
Key to these plans will be a focus on Birmingham, the fastest growing city in the UK, where Wates has recently been appointed to build Buildings One and Four of the £135m Axis Square development.
Former Goodyear Dunlop director joins Birmingham PR agency
Reeves has welcomed a former Goodyear Dunlop EMEA marketing and communications director to lead its newly-created unit that will focus on the automotive, manufacturing and vehicle technology sectors.
James Bailey will take the helm of the dedicated unit at Reeves, joining the consultancy as it launches ambitious expansion plans.
James, who has more than 30 years’ experience working on a range of brands and businesses in the automotive, manufacturing, commercial vehicle, motorcycle and motorsport sectors, started his new role on August 1.
Redbrik welcomes back a familiar face
Leading regional estate agency Redbrik has strengthened their new homes team by welcoming back one of their former employees.
George Gordon, 27, previously worked as a Valuer at Redbrik between 2013 and 2016 and has returned to the company to join the growing New Homes team as Sales Manager.
Since 2016, George has travelled the world and lived in Milton Keynes for a short period of time but has since returned to Chesterfield to take up his new role with Redbrik.
Double Olympian joins Kinetic Athlete Management
Derbyshire-based Kinetic has appointed two-time Olympic high jumper Brendan Reilly as business development manager for its Athlete Management Platform.
Reilly will work with professional coaches at elite sports teams – both in the European and the US markets – to help them understand how the cloud-based Kinetic platform can improve they way they manage their athletes’ fitness, diets and training programmes.
Reilly, who competed in the high jump at both the 1992 and 2000 Olympics, has extensive experience of sports coaching.
Birmingham business continues West Mids expansion with new hire
With more than 30 years’ experience in the construction industry, Paul Maddern has joined the national property, construction and infrastructure consultancy, Pick Everard, as its new head of quantity surveying (QS) in the West Midlands.
Engineering consultancy Curtins appoints new office lead in Birmingham
Matt Woodhall has been appointed at engineering consultancy Curtins in the city, following more than a decade with the firm.
Matt, who is an associate at Curtins, will now lead a 40-strong team at the firm’s Birmingham office, taking responsibility for delivering a range of high-profile projects across the West Midlands as well as strategic growth throughout the region.
Sigma steps up growth plans through senior appointment
A Birmingham-based business outsourcing provider has appointed a director who will lead its new consultancy division targeted at the utilities sector.
The Sigma Financial Group, which has contact centres in the city’s Priory Queensway and in Redditch, has appointed respected industry specialist Ian Parry as its new director of energy and water services.
Nottingham-based interior architects sketch out expansion plans with new interior designer
Nottingham-based interior architecture and design studio Macaulay Sinclair is expanding its design team by appointing Olivia Noble as interior designer.
Olivia’s appointment follows a raft of new client and project appointments for Macaulay Sinclair, which specialises in interior architecture for the hospitality sector, and takes the team to 16.
Ex-Veolia general manager to handle waste and logistics at Ward
Midlands-based metal recycling and waste management specialist, Ward, has strengthened its senior management team with the appointment of Jim Wainwright as general manager for waste and logistics.
New appointment for world-class automotive skills centre
The launch of a £9.5m Midlands-based skills centre for the automotive sector, developed with the help of government growth funding via the LLEP, has been brought a step closer with the appointment of an operations director.
Lisa Bingley will take the helm at the MIRA Technology Institute (MTI), due to be launched in September 2018, which has been designed to develop specialist skills for the global automotive industry.
Further education specialist joins CWLEP
A specialist in the further education sector has joined the Coventry and Warwickshire Local Enterprise Partnership (CWLEP) to drive forward its skills strategy.
Gemma Gathercole has been appointed productivity and skills executive officer to encourage closer working between education and employers, helping the unemployed to develop skills which businesses need and overcoming the skills gaps and shortages to drive growth and create jobs.
Landbay expands Midlands team with new hire
Landbay, the specialist buy-to-let mortgage lender, has appointed Rob Stanton as a Regional Account Manager for the Midlands.
Rob joins Landbay from Paragon, where he spent 15 years as a senior underwriter and a regional manager working with intermediaries in the Midlands. Rob will be focusing on strengthening existing relationships with brokers throughout the region, as well as creating and building new relationships with intermediaries in the area.
Lincoln and Peterborough surveyors qualify to practise
Two graduates from Savills Lincoln and Peterborough offices have qualified for the RICS Assessment of Professional Competence (APC) which recognises them as practising chartered surveyors.
Having completed the challenging training and practical experience assessment, Lincoln-based Michael Gilbert and Peterborough-based Mark Thomas, who both form part of the Midlands architecture and building surveying team at the firm, are now members of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS).
Wilkes Partnership employees STEP up their expertise
Two members of the The Wilkes Partnership’s Private Client Team – Lucy Cox, and Sophie Fenn have recently completed the STEP course with a third, Jodi Flint, soon set to complete her final exam as part of the law firm’s drive for continual staff development.
Lucy and Sophie join Ellie Holland, Managing Partner at Wilkes, who gained her accreditation in 2008, as specialist STEP qualified solicitors within the team.
ETG places emphasis on service with new ‘managerial’ appointment
One of the UK’s leading machine tool suppliers has appointed a new Service Manager to help it meet increased demand from precision engineering companies looking for maximum performance from their machines.
Engineering Technology Group, which has seen sales rise to a record level in 2018, has promoted Tim Dean to lead its new service and maintenance offer that has been designed to help its customers reduce downtime.
The former apprentice has been at ETG for six years, initially joining the company in 2012 as a Field Service Engineer, before becoming a specialist on the German machine tools in its range, including Bavius, Chiron and STAMA.
Property agency makes Banbury appointment
A leading property agency has made a new appointment in Banbury to strengthen its expanding residential department.
Fisher German, which has regional offices in Banbury, Bedford and Thame, has welcomed Toby Harris to its sales team having spent the last 20 years successfully selling property in the Banburyshire area.
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